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Gas Station Robbery

THWARTED BY MMA CHAMP

Hero Praised By Dana White

7/27/2014 9:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The semi-pro MMA fighter who beat the crap out of 3 would-be gas station robbers in Texas is being hailed as a hero ... by none other than UFC honcho Dana White.

The hero is Mayura Dissanyake -- who was working at Fuel Depot in Houston on July 10 when he saw 3 scumbags roll up on a co-worker who was returning from the bank.



Mayura -- a former MMA national champion in his native Sri Lanka -- jumped into action ... beating the living hell out of all three guys. It was frickin' AMAZING.

Now, he's getting the ultimate praise from Dana White -- who tells TMZ Sports he saw the footage and "I LOVE IT."

"Mixed Martial Arts is the new Martial Art that people are taking all over the world. Although I don't recommend crime fighting ... but dirtbags should beware."

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FREEDOM    

HE MADE IT LOOK SO EASY.

54 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE SHOULD BE IN THE RING...

54 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THAT'S SOME REAL KICK A.S.S

54 days ago
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FREEDOM    

VERY HEROIC....

54 days ago
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FREEDOM    

DANA WHITE HOOK HIM UP...

54 days ago
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Rhonda    

That dude is awesome those punks got what they deserved

54 days ago
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MF    

Uh, Dana, NOW you can get this guy out of the pumping gas cliche

54 days ago
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Jon    

I thought he spelled his name Dissanayake. Oh well, be nice if I could just email the writer of the story instead of commenting on it.

54 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

Those 2 robbers left their homie out to dry. I hope he rats on them, and then gets shanked for snitching.

54 days ago
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Passthepeas    

I love it!! These cowardly d-bag viruses can't do anything one on one. It's always a pack of them, attacking from behind, against a smaller victim. Face to face they are nothing. You all got your ass#s beat, and beat bad. How about that jackass running away and leaving his buddy behind...typical. I love it when these people get their asses beat by people that don't have to be PC around their mental deficient wastes of skin. Good for you Mayura!!!

54 days ago
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dr.AcuIa    

This guy is a beast !!!

54 days ago
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boo boo    

That was pretty tight. Introducing my foot to your face! The best part is when his buddies just leave him after he got laid the BEEP out! Hahaha!

54 days ago

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