Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith was a victim of a terrifying home encounter. Smith got involved in a fistfight with the intruder on a Sunday morning.
Smith who battled Jon Jones for the light heavyweight champion revealed that his fight against the intruder was one of the toughest he has ever had. The intruder who is now identified as Luke Haberman.
Luke invaded Smith’s house through the garage door that he had left open. Smith pointed out that he lived in a nice neighborhood and it was not uncommon to leave their car doors or garage door open. Anthony Smith’s wife was the first person to hear the invader and she woke Luke up and said that she could hear a man in their house. Smith said that he could hear a “man’s voice screaming at the top of his lungs.”
“I’m not lying when I said it was one of the toughest fights I’ve had in my whole life. 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,” Smith said to Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
“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.”
“You always just think you’re such a badass,” Smith said. “I just don’t feel like one, I feel … insufficient a little bit. I didn’t know it was possible to be that terrified.”
Anthony Smith still wants to fight on April 25
Anthony Smith is currently scheduled to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC Lincoln on April 25 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s highly likely that the fight will be moved to the same location as UFC 249 or the Island that Dana White is close to booking.
Despite everything that went down at Anthony Smith’s house, he is still ready to fight on April 15.
“I gotta do what I gotta do,” Smith said of fighting April 25. “I’ve got a job I’ve gotta take care of. Glover is still good to go. He’s still in. He’s training, he’s ready.” (H/T – ESPN)