Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight phenom, Polyana Viana, made international headlines over the weekend for her most recent fight, a submission victory that ended in less than a minute.
But it didn't take place inside the Octagon.
Viana trashed a would-be mugger who tried to intimidate her with a fake pistol outside her apartment building in Brazil, drawing the online praise of promotion president, Dana White, among others.
And perhaps the attention of the local prosecutor?
Not so, according to Viana, who went on social media to debunk rumors that she had been served with an arrest warrant for assault. In addition, “Dama De Ferro” insists the case is closed as she prepares for her next fight.
“It says I received an arrest warrant. I didn’t receive anything,” she said (via Nicolas Atkin). “The case is, I reacted to the assault. I acted and defended myself within the law. I haven’t received anything, a warrant. I’m very focused, and later I hope to give you good news about my next fight.”
Viana (10-2) joined the promotion on the strength of a five-fight winning streak, which continued in her UFC debut victory over Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson. The Brazilian was last seen dropping a unanimous decision to J.J. Aldrich at UFC 227 back in August.