(KPRC) — A group of would-be thieves picked the wrong gas station to rob. They knew when an employee was coming back with a bank bag, but they didn't know another clerk was a mixed martial arts fighter!
Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker return to the store after a run to the bank. The men in an SUV were watching, too, because they went straight for the man and the bank bag as soon as he got out of his car.
Mayura ran outside and before the two robbers even saw him, he kicked one guy in the face and punched the other.
Mayura learned the moves from cage matches. He 's trained in mixed martial arts for more than a decade and was named the MMA national champion for five consecutive years in his native country of Sri Lanka.
In seconds, the bad guys begin their retreat. The get-away car getting further away.
In the video, one of the robbers wanted to go back for his accomplice and friend, but decides against it when Mayura moves toward him.
In the end, they left the guy and just as he does in the ring, Mayura put him in submission while he waited for police. The man arrested was identified as 33-year-old Odell Mathis. His partner and the driver got away.