UFC fighter robbed of prize money outside a bank after last bout

Published May. 7, 2014 12:25 p.m. ET

This UFC fighter is going to need a new bank.

Yan Cabral was robbed of part of his fight purse after his last bout outside a bank in his native Rio de Janeiro, according to MMAFighting.com. Cabral defeated David Mitchell by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in October and when he returned home he was the victim of theft.

The undefeated welterweight doesn't plan on letting the same thing happen after his fight with Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva on Saturday in Cincinnati. The bout will air on the FOX Sports 2 prelims, which begin at 8 p.m. ET.

"Don’t even talk about that, man," Cabral said. "I will rip the thief’s f***ing head off this time."

The money stolen was supposed to go to his coach Andre Pederneiras of the Nova Uniao camp in Rio. Cabral trains there with the likes of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Renan Barao.

Pederneiras did not charge Cabral, but the fighter plans to "slowly pay him back." He hopes to do that by finishing Cummings, earning a win bonus and maybe some Performance of the Night money, too.

"I want to get out of there with the win, but I always fight to submit," he said. "I tried to submit David Mitchell the whole fight but he has good escapes on the ground, he’s tough. I always go for the submission, and I really hope I can get it now."


Hopefully, he won't be tangling with another crook after the bout -- and that's a hopefully for the would-be criminal.