Here’s How a Female UFC Fighter Got His Attention
From: conservativetribune.com, by Daniel Taylor, on Jun 6, 2015, see the article HERE.
A man recently went trolling for women outside a popular bar in San Francisco. What he didn’t know was that the woman from whom he decided to cop a feel by squeezing her backside was with a group of her friends, two of whom happened to be well-known UFC fighters.
Current UFC bantamweight fighter Leslie Smith and her friend, UFC fighter Heather Clark, were in the group of friends and made it clear that they weren’t going to put up with this jerk’s behavior.
“Hey, you can’t do that,” Smith said to the man in her friend’s defense.
“F**k you, I can do whatever I want,” the man replied, obviously not recognizing the champion fighter.
The man, who had to be drunk, then proceeded to spit on Smith’s face and throw a punch at her. Smith’s training then took over and she quickly took the man to the ground in a choke hold.
While he was down, Smith’s friend Clark delivered a swift kick to the man’s groin. But the ladies weren’t finished with the predator yet.
Before letting the man go, Smith gave him a few more elbows and fists to the face, after which the man ran off, but not before pleading with the women and telling them how sorry he was.
“Thanks everyone, I never meant to fight him but I couldn’t let my friend get disrespected like that and he escalated it from there,” she said. “I make mistakes but I try (and sometimes fail) to live by a policy of non-initiation of violence.”
“I don’t think that going out and fighting people is the best way to do it,” she said. “I think violence, like fire, needs to be controlled, and it’s a part of us. It’s an essential part of our lives and that’s why we need to keep such a close rein on it while making sure to give it an outlet.”
The outlet in this case was the face of a perverted predator who clearly did not respect women, despite his cries between punches.
And here are a few more details about the incident from mmafighting.com:
Smith told MMAFighting.com that she was about to enter The Mint in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco with fellow UFC fighter Heather Jo Clark, Clark’s boyfriend and a female friend of Smith when a man passed behind them and grabbed Smith’s friend’s butt.
“I followed him and I was like, ‘Hey, you can’t do that,'” Smith said. “And he was like, ‘I can do whatever I want.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t.’ Then he turned around and spit on me and threw a big right hand.”
He didn’t connect. Instead, he grabbed Smith’s hair and the two got into somewhat of a clinch. Obviously the guy, who was bigger than Smith, didn’t realize he was scrapping with a UFC fighter who trains with the likes of Gilbert Melendez and the Diaz brothers.
“He had my hair, so I pushed him against a building and then I double-legged him,” Smith said. “I took him down against the cage and then I started to take his back, but his hair was really gross and it didn’t quite feel right.”
Smith is recovering from meniscus surgery, so she decided it would be too risky to take his back and get the full hooks in. So, she went with Plan B.
“I let go of that and just dropped elbows on him,” Smith said. “He turned over and I just dropped elbows on him from mount against the building until he started saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ Then I stopped as soon as he said sorry, because that was really the only thing I went over there for.”
Smith, 32, said police never got involved. She wasn’t sure coming out publicly about the incident initially until she saw how her friends reacted to the story.
“It has given my friend and all of my female friends so much pleasure to know that happened,” Smith said. “It’s not an unusual thing for a woman, a good-looking woman in public to get grabbed and fondled by strangers. At first, I was trying to keep the whole thing on the down low and not say anything about it, but after seeing how happy it has made so many women, I changed my mind.”
I love stories like this where the bad guy gets what’s coming to him. In this case, he’s lucky that he was able to “run off” after being kicked in the goobers. I suspect that he’ll be a little more circumspect about choosing his next victim to grope. He might want to buy one of the inflatable kind at a sex shop next time, he just might get away with a grope and not get his ass kicked.