This incident took place recently in Brisbane Australia.
Pro welterweight MMA fighter Viktor Lyall was minding his own business when he found two guys stomping another in an alley, and broke it up. The pair then relentless follow and harass the fighter, spurred on by a female friend of one of them, whose father is reportedly a bodybuilder.
How do we know this? Because she tells everyone.
The altercation is a seminar in using distance management - not getting close enough to get him, while momentarily stepping into the pocket to hit back first. It’s also a seminar in situational awareness, never letting the second assailant get in position to sucker punch, something he was desperately trying to do. And it is a seminar in staying cool and controlling temper in the face of extreme and prolonged harassment.
“Not all heroes wear capes,” wrote Lyall’s friend, BKFC star Bec Rodriguez, who posted the video immediately below. She is absolutely correct.
Warning, the contains more profanity than Joe Pesci playing a Mafiosi.
Here’s a view from above.
Lyall requests that there be no further steps taken against the two fools, and hopes that their global humiliation was sufficient.
“As they’re identifiable, I hope people can also respect the privacy of the aggressors and not ruin their livelihoods or whatever they do,” wrote the fighter. "Although the two males were together beating someone brutally, it was stopped. That video going viral is probably (hopefully) enough punishment for them. Please don’t harass.
“Ultimately, to me, it was just a bit of a tiff. They got plowed on. It happens. It’s good nobody got hurt.”
Lyall fights for Brisbane-based XFC, and trains at Brisbane’s Gamebred Academy, under coaches Ryan Dunstan, Simon Clough, and Jason Lonergan. Follow the hero without a cape on Instagram.