UFC’s Anthony Smith recounts a terrifying home invasion

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A home invasion in Nebraska predictably ended in violence on Sunday after it was found to belong to UFC light heavyweight competitor Anthony Smith, who fought the suspect to protect his family in the House.

However, the fight that followed was apparently much more competitive than you might think.

Anthony Smith recounts a scary and surreal home invasion

Ariel Helwani of ESPN, saying that his wife woke him up just after 4 a.m. He could hear a man in the house “screaming at the top of his lungs”, and then found the man – later identified as a Luke Haberman – in the family computer room. “Data-reactid =” 19 “> Smith, UFC’s The No.3 Light Heavyweight, recounted the terrifying night in an interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN, saying that his wife woke him up just after 4 hours in the morning. He could hear a man in the house “screaming at the top of his lungs,” then found the man – who was later identified as a Luke Haberman – in the family’s computer room.

Meanwhile, his wife gathered their three daughters in a room and closed the door.

who lost to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in March, called it “one of the toughest fights” he has ever had. he never had.

Anthony Smith (left) is said to have fought the suspect for more than five minutes. (AP Photo / John Locher)

ESPN: “data-reactid =” 33 “> From ESPN:

Smith is fighting at 205 pounds. Either way, he said, the man, who weighed about 170 pounds, always came to him, an elite UFC fighter, for minutes.

“No normal human is able to fight like this,” said Smith. “I’m by no means the nastiest guy on the planet. But he’s a regular Joe and I had a hard time treating him. And he took everything I gave him – every punch, every knee, every elbow. He took each of them and continued to beat me. ”

At one point, said Smith, his mother-in-law brought him a kitchen knife, which he held to Haberman, who continued to fight him, said Smith.

According to Smith, the fight ended up lasting more than five minutes, after the police finally subdued and arrested Haberman. Smith and his family were not injured, but blood was everywhere in the computer room and Haberman had cuts and swellings on his face.

Curiously, Haberman – who was later charged with first degree criminal trespass – reportedly stole nothing. Smith didn’t know why Haberman was in the house, and the suspect reportedly said “Hey man, I’m sorry” as he left the house.

Between vigor, Haberman’s demeanor, lack of clear motivation and apologies, it could be a good assumption that drugs were involved.

Smith reported that neighbors had a video of Haberman trying to enter their home. He apparently entered Smith’s house through an open garage door.

From ESPN:

“I didn’t know what he had,” said Smith. “In general, people don’t break into your house in the middle of the night for good reasons. I expect me to hear a shot or to be stabbed in my body. As if he had something. I think I have about two minutes before everything he brought me out. ”

Polyana Viana’s attempted assault, a straw weight, or the restaurant fight involving the Hall of Famer Matt Serra. “Data-reactid =” 43 “> So the experiment did not quite end like the assault on Polyana Viana straw or the restaurant fight involving the Hall of Famer Matt Serra.

Smith recently defeated Alexander Gustafsson in a rear suffocation submission and missed the light heavyweight belt against Jones in a unanimous decision. This fight ended up being more important.

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