While out clubbing in San Francisco last weekend, UFC champ Leslie Smith defended her friend after a man inappropriately touched the girl and refused to apologize.
In a Facebook post Sunday, Smith’s trainer Cesar Gracie recorded Smith’s account of the scuffle. After being groped, Smith’s friend turned to Smith and yelled “That guy just grabbed my a**!”
Smith responded to the man, saying “Hey, you can’t do that!” to his “F*ck you, I can do what I want.”
He spit at Smith, then swung at her, but Smith, being a trained professional fighter, ducked the punch and began her attack.
According to Gracie, Smith decided to deal the most physical damage instead of the immediate takedown because “he needed some elbow strikes and punches to learn a valuable lesson.” After fellow UFC fighter Heather Clark, also out with the group, joined the fight, the man began sputtering apologies, and the women left him alone.
This is not the first time an overly-confident man has tested a UFC fighter. In 2007, Ronda Rousey beat up two men so badly for their rude theater behavior that they pressed charges. The incident, which occurred before her fame as a champion bantamweight fighter, took place in a movie theater, after Rousey’s repeated verbal requests that a girl stop tapping the back of Rousey’s head with her shoe. When the men in shoe-tapping girl’s party cornered Rousey after the movie, Rousey took care of them, to cheers from other theater-goers.