THE man was already tapping out, his arm about to snap off the shoulder, crying as he tries to get out of a choke.
But Monique Bastos won’t budge.
MMA fighter Bastos was on the way to jiutistu practice on Tuesday in Acailandia in Brazil (Wednesday, Manila time) with two friends when two men on a motorcycle stopped to try and take their phones, according to MMAFighting.com.
“I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones,” Bastos said.
“I tried to hold my phone, and I realized they were not armed. When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground. The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one,” she said, adding that she had foiled a similar robbery attempt, stopping men armed with knives.
The video shows Bastos holding the man for over two minutes and MMAFighting said she kept the lock until police arrived at the scene.