UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm by Brett Auten

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived.

Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him.

Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the Nova Uniao welterweight lost part of the cash he was supposed to give his manager Andre Pederneiras when he was robbed in front of the bank.

Cabral returns to action Saturday night against Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

According the story, Pederneiras didn’t charge Cabral the money after he got robbed, but the UFC fighter plans to pay him. He gets an opportunity on Saturday against Cummings.

“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.”



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