UFC hires female security guard who was sacked after manhandling a thief

UFC chief Dana White has hired a female security guard who went viral for her brutal take-down of a would-be thief.

Summer Tapasa, 24, was sacked from her job at BestBuy after blocking a man leaving her shop with a television.

Tapasa showed all the rage you expect in the Octagon to forcefully shove the man away before back-up arrived at the shop in Hawaii.

The clip caught the eye of White, 51, who flew the sacked worker to Las Vegas in January to see Conor McGregor beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

WATCH: Viral BestBuy employee could be hired by UFC boss Dana White

BestBuy employee Summer Tapasa-Sataraka went viral in December when CCTV footage showed her forcefully stopping a would-be robber.

And she made such a good impression that White has now hired her as part of the UFC’s security team after originally offering her the role in January.

White announced the news in a video on Twitter. “Do you remember the girl, Summer, that worked for Best Buy as security in Hawaii?” he said.

“Somebody was stealing a TV, some dude, and she beat his a** and stopped him from stealing the TV.

“She got fired from Best Buy, which I thought was horrible. So I brought her out to Vegas.

“I offered her a job here. She went back to Hawaii, she weighed up all her options and she decided to come work for the UFC.

“She is now a UFC employee. So all you people thinking about f***ing around over here at the UFC, you’ll get your a** whooped by Summer!”

UFC chief Dana White made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.Source:Supplied

Summer Tapasa has been hired by the UFC as part of its security team.Source:Supplied

Tapasa proudly showed off her new UFC security shirt in a video filmed outside the company’s headquarters.

“My name is Summer Tapasa and I am a UFC corporate security officer. I’ve been working for the UFC for eight days. I’m looking forward to expanding my career and hopefully moving on up,” she said.

— The Sun

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