VIDEO: 'Professor' Scuffles With Flag Wavers, Gets Taken Down By MMA Champ

MMA champion Tara LaRosa was shooting a livestream video when the brawl broke out.

Portland, OR – Mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Tara LaRosa used her grappling skills to take down a woman who allegedly initiated a brawl as LaRosa and her friends were waving American flags on an overpass in honor of veterans on Sunday (video below).

The incident occurred on the 12th Avenue Interstate 84 overpass, KGW reported.

LaRosa, 41, was in the middle of shooting a livestream video of the flag-wave event when a woman suddenly attacked a member of LaRosa’s group, according to witnesses.

“Toward the end of our day, a woman came up & started berating us,” LaRosa said in a Twitter post. “She didn’t get a reaction from me so she moved on & attacked another [woman] in our group.”

LaRosa shoved her phone into her pocket as she jumped in to subdue the combative woman.

Another clip showed the MMA champion as she sat on top of the woman and pinned her to the ground.

“Get off of me!” the woman yelled. “I am a professor!”

“It doesn’t matter! Professor’s going to jail!” a man off-camera shouted.

Some members of LaRosa’s group were wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and wore clothing bearing Proud Boys insignia, The Blaze reported.

LaRosa told members of her group to back away, then calmly told the woman beneath her to relax, one video showed.

“I can’t breathe,” the woman complained repeatedly.

“Don’t f--king attack anybody!” LaRosa told her. “If you get up, don’t attack anybody.”

The woman proceeded to tell the MMA fighter that the group was “antagonizing” the city of Portland.

LaRosa ultimately released her hold on the woman, who remained seated on the ground with her back against the overpass railing, the video showed.

“Stop f--king trying to fight,” LaRosa told her. “We’re not here trying to fight…We’re just here waving flags, celebrating Veterans’ Day.”

"You don't know what Donald Trump is!" the woman retorted. "I don't agree with Trump!"

LaRosa later pulled her phone back out of her pocket and resumed her livestream.

“I don’t know if that got caught at all, but I had to put somebody down,” she said in the video, describing the alleged attacker as a “violent woman.”

“Luckily, jiu jitsu was there – sorry man,” LaRosa explained, shrugging her shoulders. “It’s a shame it came to this. It f--king sucks. That’s not why we’re out here. It’s f--king bulls--t.”

LaRosa told police that the woman punched her between eight and 10 times, and that she bit LaRosa’s breast as she pinned her to the ground.

Photos of LaRosa’s injuries were later shared online.

No one was arrested in connection with the brawl, but police said they have forwarded the case to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, KGW reported.

“There are conflicting versions of the events, so we are gathering all of the information we can and referring it to the district attorney,” Portland Police Sergeant Kevin Allen told The Oregonian.

You can watch footage of LaRosa subduing the irate protester in the video below:

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Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

A professor should be smarter than that. What idiot tries to take on a group like that............she should have been jailed for assault.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

It's amazing how drastically things have changed in this country. I used to look up to educated people, but academia itself has become a pathetic liberal force, which like this lady, has become stupid and dangerous. I still admire doctors, engineers and some lawyers, but teachers are all liberal and unfortunately are in a position to mold the future of this country. She is more than a teacher. As a "professor", she is the hallmark of the teaching industry. She is the epicenter of what is destroying this country from within.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Ouch that bite mark! The MMA champ shoulda put her in a coma.

hoss377
hoss377

Have to admit LaRosa showed restraint,she should have kneed the "Professor"in the face about four times.

JakeTheCat
JakeTheCat

Well, the professor clearly has Trump Derangement Syndrome. Sadly, she represents the majority among the people that our youth are "learning" from. As they grow up, they will have to unlearn the negative programming once they experience life out in the real world and see it does not correlate with the bs they were taught.

This is a dumb way to become a little famous!...

us3south
us3south

Well deserved!!!!!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

The professor should be criminally charged for her actions. I mean, it's all captured on video!!! Then again, it's portland, so......

Boristhecat
Boristhecat

Here we go with the 'I can't breathe" excuse again - idiot!!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Looks like a lot of policemen have judged who is telling the truth in this she said / she said story based on partisan politics. Thankfully, this site seems more DeepSouth than Portlandia.

Aramovich
Aramovich

Violence, regardless of political out look is NOT appropriate (except in self defense). This is the same thing that happened in the early 70's except it was explosives against buildings. Many of the activists then are tenured profs in today's Universities. Go figure.

Simeron
Simeron

The professor got schooled.

Stop Criminals
Stop Criminals

Don't call her names. We have to educate these lost indoctrinated individuals when we can. It was at this moment kindness and compassion was executed perfectly. Unfortunately she deserved the take down and regrets her actions. Hopefully.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

This is how bad the education system has gotten.

This is how bad the indoctrination has gotten

They have an opinion but can’t back it up with facts, common sense and respect

So they resort to violence

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Wake up America!!

Wake up SILENT MAJORITY

There is a great cancer in this country

This is a tipping point

Grog
Grog

What a friggin psycho! If she can talk, she can breathe! Stupid professor! This is one professor who definitely need to have a serious psych eval!!!!!! She needs to be put on medical leave!

tink517
tink517

If you start an assault you should still be help accountable even if you get your ass whooped.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

God what a scary thought she's a Professor!!

RPG156
RPG156

Professor of Crazy at the College of Celestial Insanity?

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

I’m sooo looking forward for election night and watch these crazies implode!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

What a psycho bitch! And she is teaching?

Mama1959
Mama1959

This was a flag waving celebration, not a Trump celebration

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

What a stupid worthless SACK of crap, as are all left wing idiots, including those clowns that comment on here.

Bluemoon135
Bluemoon135

Welcome to Portland Oregon! Be sure to check your common sense at the door...

Stanracer
Stanracer

This bitch should be fired or at least ordered to get counseling. She clearly has some mental problems, other than being a Liberal.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Usual i can't breathe excuse.libnut professors ruining our future..if u have young kids please protect them from scummy professors

Asher21
Asher21

You all can be vicious. Whatever happened to being able to express an opinion without feeling safe to do so?

Hannibal
Hannibal

So where is the fucking video?

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

If she can talk she can breath. Mental illness sucks. Sucks to be here. Some people need to learn a lesson the hard way.

CalamityJane
CalamityJane

Young people, y’all need to considered the trades. College isn’t teaching anything useful these days.

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

That's what happens when you bring a knife to a gun fight What is she a professor of? Bleediolagy!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Hope Tara got rabie shots!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

"I'm a professor!" As if that makes everything go her way... What an idiot.

Forbidden
Forbidden

I'm guessing a professor in woman studies, liberal arts, or gender studies

MMY
MMY

That professor just got "schooled."

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

This had tragedy, comedy, action, redemption, a hero, a villain, sunset ride-off, feel-good overtone, sociopolitical intrigue....the complete classic entertainer for the whole family. Holding breath for sequel.....

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Many of these antifa far left types are college professors so why would anyone go to college? It’s an indoctrination clinic.

militans Deo
militans Deo

Biters are the worst. She needs some teeth knocked out.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

“I’m a professor!” Hhmmm, what school are you here representing so we can sue you and them!! Imagine, no one went to jail for a crime committed in AntiFaVille (once known as Portland), OR. Oh, and if you can talk, then you can breath! Professor Dumbass!!

Balkanbobby
Balkanbobby

This country is on a fast track to destruction with people like her brainwashing the future generation.

NealZ
NealZ

this so called "professor" still has all her front teeth, terrible job people. Terrible job.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

And this is who is educating YOUR children!