It seems not a week goes by without a story coming out about someone getting their ass kicked while trying to do something illegal in the presence of a mixed martial artist. The most famous instance of this was when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones chased down a mugger before a title fight last March. Sometimes it’s a fighter dressed as a super hero. Most of the time, it’s just someone that trains MMA who may have had an amateur fight.
There’s no way to tell what degree of a mixed martial artist 24-year-old Anthony Miranda encountered on Friday when he attempted to rob someone on the Southwest side of Chicago because police aren’t releasing his name. As you can see from the mugshot, it didn’t end well for Miranda.
At some point, Miranda’s attention was diverted and the victim was able to grab control of the gun and the two wrestled.
During the fight, Miranda accidentally discharged his gun, shooting himself in the ankle, Mirabelli said.
The victim, who told police he’s a martial arts expert and ultimate fighting champion was able to pin Miranda down until police arrived. Police arrived to find Miranda with a face full of cuts and two black eyes. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment, police said.
At some point, these stories won’t have such a happy ending. Some wannabe weekend warrior is going to get hurt. Law of averages. For now though, things are working out for the civilians.
[Chicago Sun-Times, Photo: Anthony Miranda / photo from Cook County Sheriff's office]