Man Tries to Mug MMA Fighter, Ends up in Hospital, Police Say

December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM EDT

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Man Tries to Mug MMA Fighter, Ends up in Hospital, Police Say

December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM EDT

According to the Chicago Tribune, police said an alleged mugger met his match -- and then some -- last week at the hands of a 33-year-old mixed martial arts fighter.

The alleged mugger, who allegedly tried to rob the MMA fighter at gunpoint last Friday night, wound up being treated at a hospital following the encounter, according to the Tribune report. Police also said the alleged robber shot himself in the ankle during a the altercation, according to the Tribune.

Read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.