Heather Clarke (left) and Leslie Smith (pic via Cesar Gracie Facebook page)
Leslie ‘The Peacemaker’ Smith didn’t really live up to her name after she beat up a man who groped her friend outside a nightclub.
Cesar Gracie, one of the most famous names in the world of MMA, and coach of Smith, posted an account of the incident on his Facebook page.
Here is what the post says:
Dirtbag decides to sexually harass group of females. What he didn't know was that 2 of the women were MMA fighters currently in the UFC.
While going out to a club in San Francisco, a malcontent male decided to cop a feel of a female entering the club. The female turned to her friend, current UFC fighter, Leslie Smith and exclaimed, "that guy just grabbed my a$$".
Leslie approached the man and said, "hey you can't do that" at which point the larger male responded, "f@ck you I can do whatever I want"
Leslie retorted, no muthaf@cker you can't"
At this point the man became irate and spat on Leslie's face. He then proceeded to take a punch at what he thought would be an indefensible woman
Leslie ducked the punch and shot in for a takedown. She quickly got to the mans back and applied a choke but decided he needed some elbow strikes and punches to learn a valuable lesson.
The man unable to fend off the better fighter, desperately grabbed at Leslie's hair and in vain resorted to fighting like a girl.
Approaching the melee was Leslie's friend and Meisha Tate training partner, UFC fighter Heather Clark.
Heather, without missing a beat, delivered a running soccer kick to the man's nether regions.
Leslie again achieved mount and delivered a series of elbows until the man, now having his face looking more like hamburger meat, yelled out that he was sorry and that he respected them.
At this point Leslie disengaged and allowed the man to get up and go. He left having learned a valuable lesson and the women returned to the club.
Smith, a bantamweight with a 7-6 record, also spoke about the incident to MMA site Bloody Elbow where she said: "I was morally compelled to tell the man that my friend's butt (in a pair of jean btw) was not public property for him to grope at will and then he spit and swung on me. I feel like I stuck to my policy of non initiation of violence while also standing up for what I know is right."