MMA skills don’t save you from a gun. Chinese UFC star assaulted in US
August 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. Moscow time
Yadong Song recommends not being heroic in such situations.
The UFC’s top Chinese fighter, Yadong Song, went on the air yesterday to tell a grisly story about how he and a friend were the victims of an armed robbery. Fortunately, everything worked out, but the emotions that they had to experience are clearly not pleasant.
“For the first time in my life, I was held at gunpoint. My friend and I arrived at a gas station and there were already four black men standing there. They didn’t follow us, they were already there waiting for the victim. They were hooded, their car license plates were hidden. They demanded to give money, wallets, jewelry and beat my friend with a pistol grip. They needed money, they didn’t want to kill us,” said the Chinese fighter.
In the course of the story, Yadong Song also admitted that he was not completely sober, but at the same time in a completely sane state, and also said something important: “I am very happy that I survived with my friend and I can tell this story. And I would advise anyone who finds themselves in a situation like that to give them whatever they ask for. You either give them your money or you’re screwed.”
Yadong’s message is absolutely correct. It’s best not to put his life and the lives of his loved ones in additional danger by trying to be a hero. Financial losses are the best he can do in such a situation. Money and jewelry are a thing of the past. The main thing is that there is someone to do everything.
In recent years, stories of attacks on professional wrestlers are not uncommon. Last summer, Jared Gordon recounted and even showed how he tackled an attacker to the ground with a bat. There everything went well, and the UFC fighter neutralized the attacker without any problem.
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And the most striking story, perhaps, occurred with the participation of the Brazilian Polyana Viana. The incident occurred in 2019 in Rio de Janeiro. The man tried to take the phone from the UFC fighter, warning that he had a weapon. Viana saw that the attacker’s weapon was suspiciously soft, and quickly neutralized the unfortunate thief with two blows, and throwing him to the ground, she performed a chokehold. After the execution of the failed robber, Polyana sat him on a bench and held him until the police arrived, wringing his hand. According to the lively girl, she was simply afraid to get more. The gun attacker, by the way, was cut out of cardboard.
Of course, the case with Yadong Song was much more serious, and he did the right thing in his situation. We wish him to recover from the unpleasant story as soon as possible and return to the Octagon.