Former UFC middleweight titlist Luke Rockhold has put his mixed martial skills to use to battle a ‘zombie-like’ attacker during a ‘casual stroll’ with his dog in California.
In an interview with Submission Radio earlier this week, the 35-year old fighter shared his crazy encounter with a homeless woman, who was ‘probably meth’ and ‘with a lot of crap all of over her face.’
“She was on the bus stop bench, and she looked bad. She was super out of it,” Rockhold began (transcript from MMA Mania).
“[She] glanced up at me like real quick, looked down. I didn’t think anything of it, and I just kind of just stayed on my path on the edge on the sidewalk and I started walking.”
Landed On The Ground
When the ‘wild’ assailant rushed toward him, the former middleweight champ launched his patented kick to fend off the attack.
“As I got closer, she popped up out of nowhere and ran at me like some zombie or something,” Rockhold continued.
“It was wild. It was like the last thing I expected. I was just walking and minding my own business with my dog, and this chick just runs at me within 15 feet or something. She just jumped and started to run at me like ‘arghhh’ and she started hocking a loogie like she was gonna spit on me. Like, it was like a full just like trying to scare me or infect me kind of thing.”
He explained: “It happened so quick, so instinctually. The thing just ran at me and was hocking this loogie, and I was like, ‘what the fuck?’ And I didn’t know what to do.”
“And as it got close to me I just reared up with just a vicious front kick and just launched that thing in the air and just like instinctually.
“And the thing just went up, landed on the ground and literally like started quivering like a vampire frying in the sun or something.”
Rockhold said the incident happened so fast he could not believe how he come out of the wild attack untouched.
“Honestly, it happened so quick, I didn’t even think of anything. I thought she wasn’t even paying attention, I thought she was pretty out of it on drugs or something.”
He added: “She just like glanced up for a second, maybe like 25 feet away. But when I got near her, maybe like 15 feet, she just got up and ran at me. It was funny because you could see her getting the spit ready. She must have had like dry mouth or something, cause I watched that, like, I caught her like mid projection, straight down the middle, this nasty kick right out of nowhere.
“I didn’t have time to think about it but, I watched the spit hang in the air and like pretty much fall right on top of her. And I was like, how did I come out of this clean and not get touched? It was unbelievable.”
“And I was just like, checked myself, nothing touched me, nothing got on me, and I was like, I’m out of here,” Rockhold concluded.
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Luke Rockhold)