Ken Shamrock is accused of assaulting a woman at a California mall trying to break up a fight.
However, Shamrock says he thought the woman was a man and he backed off once the realization was made.
According to a one eyewitness report, the incident happened last month when a bystander who looked like a “butch lesbian type” jumped him as Shamrock was trying to break up a fight between two women.
Shamrock proceeded to dump the bystander to the ground and apply a hold, according to the report.
He was then alerted by another person that he just knocked out a woman, prompting Shamrock to stop. An officer filed a battery report against Shamrock, but prosecutors said that charges likely will not be filed against Shamrock because he believed he was acting in self-defense.