UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Smith recently revealed that the one of toughest fights of his life didn’t happen inside the Octagon. It actually took place in his home in Omaha, Nebraska when an intruder broke in last weekend.
“No normal human is able to fight like that. 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 said of the perpetrator, who was later identified as Luke Haberman.
Haberman apparently has a combat sports background himself, which can be attributed to his toughness. The 21-year-old was reportedly a high school wrestling standout who competed for Bishop Neumann High School.
A video of Haberman unsuccessfully breaking into one of the houses was also released by KMTV Omaha.
.@lionheartasmith says he's still ready to fight on 4/25 even after he fought off an intruder at his home over the weekend. This is video for the suspect after he allegedly broke into another man's home before going to Smith's. Smith describes what happened.@3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/mGwSlTjimo— Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) April 9, 2020
A bloodied up Haberman was eventually arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespass. County Sheriffs believe he was likely under the influence of some intoxicating substance.