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Cops Investigating Street Fight Involving ex-UFC Star

8/5/2010 6:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the Austin Police Department has viewed the tape of the bloody street brawl involving ex-UFC star Roger Huerta ... and have opened an investigation into the incident.

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We're told cops are interested in interviewing everybody who was present during the Saturday morning brawl -- including Huerta and the man he knocked out.

Law enforcement sources tell us so far cops have not identified the man Huerta knocked out -- or the woman who THAT guy attacked ... but officials are working on it.

As we previously reported, Huerta claims he only launched his attack AFTER the other guy threw a punch at him ... and all of that came after the unknown man socked a woman in the back of the head.

Roger Huerta - Street FightUPDATE: Roger will not be punished by the fighting league he is currently contracted with -- Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney  tells TMZ, "Roger is in no danger at all of being removed from Bellator based on this situation."

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16.

Patrick    

Melissa, although i agree with you, if you actually paid attention, that dude is not fat, he is rather buff.

As for Huerta, i believe it was his up-bringing that has strengthened his belief to not hit a woman, as a kid we was beaten by his mother, but never laid a hand on her, which shows a lot of self control.

1448 days ago
17.

awards    

Melissa,

Liked the opinion and quote. It comes from a Burke idea:

All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

On the S&W: one to the head and two to the heart.

1448 days ago
18.

Melissa    

PATRICK,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. I WAS PAYING ATTENTION BECAUSE I WATCHED THE VIDEO SEVERAL TIMES, AND IF YOU TAKE NOTICE TO THE FAT GUY WHEN HE'S TRYING TO SQUARE UP WITH HUERTA, HE DROPS INTO A SQUAT AND YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE HIS BELLY HANGING OVER HIS JEANS AND NOT TO MENTION HE HAS TITTIES!!!

SO WHILE HE MIGHT BE BUFF UNDER THE LAYERS OF BLUBBER, IN MY EYES HE'S JUST FAT! :D

BUT LIKE I SAID...IT'S ALL A MATTER OF OPINION!! XOXO PATRICK!

1448 days ago
19.

Chuck    

First of all they both should be punished. The black dude should be punished, because he clocked a girl in the back of the head

Second, Roger should be punished because he went after the guy, after the girl was no longer in trouble. It doesn't matter if he swung first, because the black dude felt threatened when Roger came after him, so that's self defense.

Vigilante justice has no place in society.

1448 days ago
20.

Trish    

Roger is my new HERO!

1448 days ago
21.

ltorres    

that video sucked it pans out when the action happens doesnt even catch him doing anything to the other guy cant prosecute what you dont see. find a video that actually sees what happens.

1448 days ago
22.

THIN LIZZY    

He might get busted only because he's a trained fighter. According to laws in some states, trained fighters are held to a higher standard because of their knowledge in knowing how to kick a$$. don't be surprised if this kid gets fined at the very least.

1448 days ago
23.

V    

I hope they charge the huge man who struck that woman while she was facing the opposite way - what a horrible and cowardly thing to do!

As for Roger, doesn't the video actually show the two men face off against each other before the fight starts? There are words exchanged aren't there? I wonder if that guy said something to Roger threatening.

I personally am thrilled to see a man step in like Roger did. If more men were ready to step up and do something when they WITNESS, not hear, but are a foot or two from a terrible assault on a woman, then maybe men like the one who chose to hit this woman so hard from the bad she was unconscious, would stop and consider the possible immediate consequences!

And last but not least - COME ON TEXAS I am hoping in the LONE STAR STATE has a law on the books recognizing passion when someone dies, surely an act as righteous as what Roger did should at the very least be grounds to NOT prosecute!

And for civil court - this coward should not be awarded anyting because his own misdeeds and they are horrible set this chain of events in motion. Why would be both take their shirts off and face it other? It was mutual. He can't cry foul afterwards because the guy who whooped him was a better fighter. I believe that guy was ****y and though his size woudl make him the victor. Size isn't everything, is it? It's all about skill....

1448 days ago
24.

Chuck    

Austin is a bit slow, but I'm sure Roger will be let off. It was a nice move to punch the woman beater who needs to be jailed.Roger need to go home and relax.

1448 days ago
25.

Julius    

Melissa has no point. In fact she is dumb. Everyone making this about race should stop. This Roger Huerta guy is no hero, nor should anyone be treating him like one. He is a thug as well. What no one seems to understand is that based on credible sources, this woman,or someone in her group, UNPROVOKED threw a drink in the guys face. I don't believe in violence against women but outside of anyone there, we have no idea what set this off.

1448 days ago
26.

jeff    

Roger is no better than the black guy...he went up to the black guy and instigated the fight. If he just walked away, the black guy wouldn't have talked sh** and Roger wouldn't have knocked him out, but no, he just had to go and instigate the fight. Roger could be charged with assault w a deadly weapon, just like that idiot ex ufc fighter "war machine" was. And that idiot will be in jail for the next year for his deadly weapons, his fists.

1448 days ago
27.

jah bless    

I hope that roger doesn't get in trouble because TMZ posted the video

1448 days ago
28.

Bryan     

Never pays to be Captain-Save-A-Hoe......Now look..What a fool

1448 days ago
29.

Mandi    

We need more men like Rodger! I bet he will think twice before he hits another women! First off he hit a women, second in the back of the head. Really? Was he that scared of her that she needed to be blind sided... Please. I say Well Done. Well Done.

1448 days ago
30.

Chris    

Regardless of the other mans actions (wrong as they were) Roger's mistake was to go after and confront him. Self Defense only applies if he (Roger) was in emanate danger. Because the other guy attacked someone else and was walking away from the scene, Roger was not in danger. On top of that Roger was seen kicking the man while he was down on the ground which to me because he in a professional fighter looks like First degree assault. In this case both men should be arrested, and if the woman assaulted the man in any way she should be charged too. I think Roger knew he was in the wrong because he left the scene right after the fight, if it's determined that he had been drinking he could be in a lot of trouble.

1448 days ago
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