MMA Fighter Praised For Way He Calmly Defends Himself In Street Fight
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An MMA fighter has won widespread praise on social media after responding calmly in the face of a street fight. Take a look below:
Viktor Lyall, 32, is Australia's third-ranked amateur welterweight MMA, and he recently intervened when he saw a man being attacked in a Brisbane alleyway.
In the now viral video, the fighter can be seen calmly squaring up to the two men, even when one threatened him with a plastic chair.
"He's not touching you. I've got it all on video," the person filming said.
The woman they were with even attempted to take him on and told Lyall that her dad is a bodybuilder and could easily 'f*****g flatten' him.
At no point does the MMA fighter move unless it's in self defence, which upsets his aggressors even more.
Lyall had to give one of them a warning punch, which saw the shirtless man knocked to the floor in an instant.
Despite this, they continued to follow him, and this saw the shirtless man knocked over again.
But thankfully, Lyall's calm approach eventually worked and it wasn't long before the two men and their female friend gave up on the confrontation.
He has been widely praised on social media for his actions, with one fan writing: "Old Johnny red jumper took a few steps back after his mate went down."
"Kind of a shame that the loudest one didn't get hit," added a second, while a third simply described Lyall's actions as 'superb'.
While a fourth wrote: "Most patient human award goes to him."
"This was clean as! Good on him!" remarked a fifth. "They deserved a whole lot more!"
Lyall went on to address the incident on his social media, explaining that he intervened when he saw the two men assaulting someone else.
He wrote: "As they're identifiable, I hope people can also respect the privacy of the aggressors and not ruin their livelihoods or whatever they do.
"Although the two males were together beating someone brutally, it was stopped. That video going viral is probably (hopefully) enough punishment for them. Plz don't harass.
"Ultimately to me it was just a bit of a tif, they got plowed on. It happens lol. Its good nobody got hurt [sic]."
The MMA fighter then explained that he will hopefully be talking about the psychology behind his calm approach to the aggressive men when he finds an appropriate platform.