MMA-trained cashier fights off clerks during Texas robbery

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HOUSTON (KXAN) — A Houston-area store clerk put his fighting skills to use, and it was all caught on security cameras.

A fellow gas station employee was coming back from a bank run when the attack happened. Some men following the employee in an SUV were watching and waiting, and went straight for him when he got out of the car.

That’s when one of the clerks, a trained mixed martial arts fighter, came to the rescue.

“The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face…then I punched the other guy,” said Mayura Dissanayaka. “Just kicked him until he lays down on the floor until he stopped moving cause I wasn’t sure if he had like a knife or a gun so I wanted him to stop moving.”

The getaway driver and one of the robbers sped off. Police arrived later to arrest the man who was knocked out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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