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MMA fighter says she beat up man exposing himself at her swimsuit photo shoot

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MMA fighter says she beat up man masturbating at her swimsuit photo shoot. (Photo courtesy: @mariamariasabe, Twitter)

A Brazilian MMA fighter says she punched and kicked a man until he ran away screaming after she says he was masturbating near her beach photo shoot, according to a report from 10 Daily News.

Joyce Vieira, 27, was posing in her swimsuit when she saw a man touching his exposed genitals on a pathway nearby.

"When I looked over there he had his shorts down and was standing on a path where people pass all the time, including children," she told Brazilian paper Folha de São Paulo. "He was visibly erect, making sounds and moaning."

Vieira and a friend approached the man and told him to stop.

He refused, saying: "Why, don't you like it? Come here," according to Vieira.

That's when the MMA fighter punched and kicked the man, as seen in photos posted to Twitter.

Vieira, who is trained in Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, says the man punched her back.

She says she got so angry she wanted to kill him, and that's when the man ran away screaming.

Vieira filed a police report and the man was arrested for "committing an obscene act."

The man, who was released from custody, told police he urinating, not masturbating.

The case is ongoing.

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