Many were wondering exactly how former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta was going to handle the release of a video which appeared to show him laying out a large man who had just attacked a female bar patron outside of an Austin, Texas nightclub around 2 AM. According to TMZ, who originally released the video, Huerta has owned up to his role in the altercation and shows no remorse for bloodying a woman’s attacker.
“I just don’t think that it’s right to hit a woman,” Huerta told TMZ. “I approached the man calmly and said, ‘Do you know what you just did? You just knocked out this girl.’ [He responds] ‘F*ck you, f*ck these bitches, I’ll knock out any f*ckin’ bitch that I wanna f*ckin’ knock out, I’ll knock your f*cking bitch ass out.’ … As he’s saying this, he’s taking off his shirt … and at that point I was like, alright … I got the better of him and I left. If that was my mom, if that was my sister, my spouse, anyone … I would’ve wanted someone to step in and do something about it.”
No word yet on whether or not Huerta, who was recently knocked out of Bellator’s second season lightweight tournament by Pat Curran (via unanimous decision), will face any criminal or civil charges due to his role in the fight. The Austin City Police Department were called to the scene but no charges have yet been levied by the authorities.
“El Matador” has received an outpouring of support from MMA forums who support Huerta’s decision to stand up for the attacked female. Even his former boss, UFC President Dana White, has openly issued a statement of support for Huerta. If Huerta does suffer any sort of legal ramifications, at least he can rest knowing that his bold decision is supported by many.