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A Pro MMA Fighter Took Down and Restrained a Suspected Robber Who Broke Into His San Diego Home… 

First of all: what a stupid thing to do. If you’re going to rob someone’s house, do your research. Don’t just go into someone’s house and risk it. If you’re like this moron, you’re going to walk into the MMA fighter who lives there, and you might as well pop uninvited into a bear’s cage.

Sergio Hernandez Jr. was confronted by an unwanted visitor the other day. He posted a video on Instagram of his encounter with a man who committed home invasion. Being a professional MMA fighter, he had the skills to take down and restrain his assailant.

How unlucky can you be? Of all the houses in the area that he could have tried to rob, it was the one owned by a dude who could destroy him in a million different ways.

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Take Down

Hernandez Jr. was coming back from the mechanic with his father, Sergio Hernandez Sr. They were walking up 40th Street when they saw that there was a man in Hernandez Sr’s backyard. He was obviously up to no good because one of the windows had been removed. The MMA fighter got him in a triangle choke and explained to the San Diego Union Tribune:

“You see this triangle shape here, and you have his head and his arm in there, and basically, all I have to do is cut off blood circulation to his brain then he’ll pass out.”

As you can see from the video, he executes it perfectly. The assailant is totally powerless underneath him as he controls his body. Don’t mess with someone who actually knows what they are doing.

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Mixed Feelings

Hernandez Jr. has fought in four professional MMA fights. He explained how difficult it was to keep on top of the struggling intruder and was frustrated by how long it took for the police to arrive. He said:

“Deep down in my heart, I guess I wanted to break the dude’s arm, but I don’t get a kick out of hurting people.”

When you’re in that situation, it’s difficult to maintain self-control. Credit to the fighter for holding back and only using necessary force, when he could have caused so much more damage.

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Sympathy

Hernandez Sr. told media that he felt sympathetic towards the assailant because not everyone is handed the same opportunities in life and we all make mistakes. He’s a retired boxing coach and school counselor. He said:

“I would like to invite him to a boxing gym. He’s young, there is still time to save him, to guide him in the right direction.”

You might laugh, but his intentions are good. What’s better? Teaching a young man some discipline and positive values, or making him fall deeper into crime? The two men did well.

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