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Man breaks into Anthony Smith’s house – Receives savage beating

Jon Jones: "no way dude would have left my house..."

If you’re going to break into someones house, maybe it shouldn’t be a UFC fighter. One man learned that the hard way, as he received truck loads of punishment when UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith stopped the break in.

People are handling the ongoing pandemic and subsequent quarantines in different ways. Some fighters are trying to make the best of the situation, despite several fights being cancelled.

One individual, Luke Haberman, was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespass during these hectic times. The victim of the break in was none other than light heavyweight and former title challenger Anthony Smith.

Smith relayed the details, being woken up by his wife who told him there was a man in the house – A mean who was screaming at the top of his lungs. Smith approached the man, who seemed to try to intimidate the UFC fighter. This did not go particularly well for him, as the circa 170 pound man found himself in a vicious brawl with the light heavyweight.


While Smith did subdue Haberman, it was not easy. It is, however, quite possible that the latter was high on some kind of drugs due to how well he withstood the beating from a seasoned, top-ranked UFC fighter.

“No normal human is able to fight like that,” Smith told ESPN. “I’m by no means the baddest dude on the planet. But he’s a regular Joe and I had a hard time dealing with him. And he took everything that I gave him — every punch, every knee, every elbow. He took every single one of them and kept fighting me.”

Smith lived with his wife, mother in-law and three daughters. He called the experience “terrifying”, and explained that he was ready to give his life for the safety of his family.

“I’m not lying when I said it was one of the toughest fights I’ve had in my whole life,” Smith said. “I went into that fight ready to die. Nobody smart breaks into a house in the middle of the night unarmed. … When they break in at night, it’s to hurt people.”

UFC light heavyweight champ and former foe Jon Jones chimed in, explaining that he never would have left a burglar in good enough condition to walk.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for