Pro Tip – If You’re Going To Rob Someone In A Parking Lot, Make Sure His Buddy Isn’t The 5 Time MMA National Champion of Sri Lanka
TDM - He’s skilled in cash-handling, customer service … and fighting off would-be thieves. When Texas gas station clerk Mayura Dissanyake saw his colleague being attacked by two men, the trained mixed martial arts professional unleashed his fury.
Security footage shows him running to his co-worker’s defense outside Fuel Depot in Houston before laying into the alleged attackers with moves honed through years of cage fighting.
‘The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face,’ the native Sri Lankan told Click 2 Houston. ‘Then I punched the other guy.’
The video shows Dissanyake repeatedly punch and kick the suspects. ‘I just kicked him until he lays down on the floor,’ he said. ‘Until he stopped moving cause I wasn’t sure if he had a knife or a gun so I wanted him to stop moving.’
The video shows one of the accused flee in a waiting SUV. However Dissanayake threw a punch that knocked one of the men to the ground. He was left behind.
Dissanyake told Click 2 Houston he has been involved with MMA for more than a decade and was national champion for five consecutive years in Sri Lanka.
‘We learn how to punch, how to kick and all that stuff you can use in the streets,’ Dissanayake said.
Pretty much a Monday Morning Metaphor for these poor bastards. Think you got an easy mark, just gonna hop out of your truck, snatch a bag of cash from some unsuspecting dude and pay your bills for the week. Have a nice cold beer and finally relax for a little bit and ease up some of your debt. Instead you end up with multiple face fractures bleeding from every hole in your head speeding away from the scene without your money and without your buddy who is most likely dead. Big time reversal of fortune.
Just big time shit luck plain and simple. Doesn’t get any more hardo than a semi-pro MMA fighter just constantly itching for a fight and here you come rolling up on his friend like 10 feet in front of his face. And a 5 time national champion? That’s who you ran into? I mean I don’t know what the ultimate fighting competition is like in Sri Lanka but being champion of the entire nation for 5 years in a row has got to be pretty good right?
Brutal, brutal luck.