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Thug Pummeled After Attempting to Mug Chicago Man Who Turns Out to Be an MMA Fighter



One convict will think twice before attempting to mug anyone again.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 24-year-old Anthony Miranda allegedly pulled a gun on a driver in a parked car on the Southwest Side of Chicago Friday night.

The thug ended up with two black eyes and a gunshot wound to the ankle.

The intended victim...turned out to be an MMA fighter.

The Sun-Times reports on the Cook County man who now faces charges of armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony:

"After getting some money, he ordered the driver out of the car, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

At some point, Miranda’s attention was diverted and the victim was able to grab control of the gun and the two wrestled.

During the fight, Miranda accidentally discharged his gun, shooting himself in the ankle, Mirabelli said.

The victim, who told police he’s a martial arts expert and ultimate fighting champion was able to pin Miranda down until police arrived. Police arrived to find Miranda with a face full of cuts and two black eyes.

Miranda had originally asked the man, whose name the police have yet not released, for lighter.

Fox Chicago reports that Miranda has had several convictions in the past, including at least one for a residential burglary. The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital Friday night and ordered held on $350,000 bond Sunday.

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