UFC fighter Luke Rockhold has spent the majority of his adult life training to fight fellow martial artists, but he didn’t think that he’d have to use those skills to neutralise an attack from a woman he described as a ‘zombie’.

Rockhold, who is a training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov, explained the incident to Australian web show Submission Radio, saying that he was bringing his dog for a walk along Santa Monica Boulevard in California and, while he was observing proper social distancing etiquette, he was accosted by what he described as a “zombie woman.”

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Rockhold said the situation took a turn when it appeared as though the woman was intending to spit at him, something which made the fighter concerned as to potential coronavirus complications.

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