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Ex UFC Fighter -- Assault with Deadly Weapon

3/31/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Several San Diego police swarmed in on former UFC bad boy War Machine last night and threw a spit bag on his head after cops say the dude assaulted someone with a deadly weapon.

UFC Fighter Busted - Assault with Deadly Weapon

TMZ has learned Machine -- which is the fighter's legal name -- was arrested outside a bar called Thruster's Lounge around 11 pm.

Law enforcement sources tell us Machine and another male were fighting with bouncers -- and when cops tried to approach the situation, War Machine took off running.

Eventually, cops caught up with the 28-year-old, threw him in handcuffs, and for some reason, put a spit bag over his head ... which is generally applied when the perp gets a little too aggressive with his oral fluids.

Machine was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon -- though it's unclear what the weapon is. He's currently being held in a SD jail.

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Stacy    

OMG OMG He is an animal!

1585 days ago
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mike    

he is considered a deadly weapon

1585 days ago
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Jason N.    

Please redo the article a bit... he is not in the UFC and hasn't been for a long time. He is a MMA fighter... I'd rather not see the UFC get bad press when its has nothing to do with them!

1585 days ago
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SUN    

He is a steroid loser!!! Need to get that roid-rage under control.

1585 days ago
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Kevin    

Come ON TMZ !!! This guy is a MMA fighter at the best. He hasn't been with the UFC. The UFC cut him a couple years ago for being an idiot.

You guys were doing so good getting UFC coverage, then you blast them with this headline out of nowhere.

You guys remind me of the best friend who runs as soon as he gets a good story.

WTG

1585 days ago
6.

????    

I always heard that if you were a trained fighter, your body in itself can be considered a deadly weapon.

1585 days ago
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Note    

War Machine had 2 fights with the UFC...and hasn't been employed by them since 2008. Don't call him a UFC fighter..I repeat..WAR MACHINE IS NOT A UFC FIGHTER.

I guess little facts are irrelevant on a site like TMZ. Just going for the most eye grabbing title...facts be damned.

Worse then trash.

1585 days ago
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rachel    

Its a Spit SOCK...its almost like a cheesecloth but with more holes.

1585 days ago
9.

oL0    

He is "warmachine" what did the cops expect?

He must think he is untouchable because he wrastles.

1585 days ago
10.

Milenko    

FORMER UFC FIGHTER~! Come on TMZ, UFC doesn't need anymore bad press.

1585 days ago
11.

Matt    

Just like i said in the McNabb story, TMZ is always getting information wrong reguarding athletes. They clearly dont have people that watch sports or know anything about sports.

As others have stated, War Machine isn't in the UFC and hasn't been for a few years. So TMZ needs to take out the UFC part ASAP because that is irresponsible journalism calling him a UFC fighter and giving them bad press when this guy has nothing to do with the UFC.

I guess since the TMZ people know nothing about sports they think that UFC is what you call Mixed Martial Arts when really UFC is an MMA organization just like the NFL is a football organization.

1585 days ago
12.

Daniel    

THIS GUY IS NOT A UFC FIGHTER. I REPEAT THIS GUY IS NOT A UFC FIGHTER. TO CALL HIM SO ONLY DICREDITS THE LITTLE "JOURNALISM" THIS SITE HAS. JOURNALISM IS FINDING THE FACTS, NOT CHANGING THEM TO GET MORE PEOPLE ON YOUR SITE. AND ALL THIS TIME I THOUGHT HARVEY WAS A COOL GUY. I SAW HIM CRYING FOR DAYS AFTER THE MEDIA KEPT ASKING HIM IF THE MJ STORY WAS REAL. THIS ONLY ADDS FUEL TO THE FIRE THAT THIS SITE IS RUN BY NOTHING MORE THAT TEENAGERS WITH LAPTOPS. DO YOU RESEARCH BEFORE POSTING SOMETHING ON THE SITE. DO YOU GUYS HAVE ACCESS TO GOOGLE, BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE LITERALLY BEEN THAT SIMPLE TO FIND THE FACTS.

1585 days ago
13.

indy    

Fairly typical. People who don't follow MMA think the UFC is it. It's mostly the UFCs fault though. Their marketing machine caused that.

1585 days ago
14.

laughs at Obama voters    

That MMA crap is nothing but goon porn. So, goons can get off watching goons beat on each other.

1585 days ago
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jrad247    

Thruster's Lounge ? Sounds like a gay bar...

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1585 days ago
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