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HERO Who Stopped Knife Maniac Gets UFC Praise

2/15/2011 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The HERO who stopped a knife-wielding maniac in NYC this weekend got a surprise visit from UFC president Dana White yesterday ... after Dana learned Joseph Lozito used an MMA move to take down the bad guy.

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It's an unbelievable story -- Lozito was brutally attacked and stabbed in a NYC subway train on Saturday by Maksim Gelman -- who had been targeted in a massive manhunt after allegedly murdering four people and injuring five during a 28-hour stabbing spree.

But after being stabbed in his head and his arm --Lozito managed to drop Maksim with a single leg takedown ... a move he learned from 20 years of watching the UFC.

Cops swooped in moments later and took Maksim into custody.

Lozito doesn't believe he's a hero. We beg to differ.

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1.

artie help    

aslee simpson stopped this guy with her chin.

1160 days ago
2.

Dave    

Absolutely his is! This nutbar killed (4) others -- by his actions in saving his own life (and knowing "how" to do so), he saved others!!!!

1160 days ago
3.

MikeP    

He finally ran into the "wrong", or in the case "right" New Yorker.
Awesome job Dude!

1160 days ago
4.

Lori    

SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS! Nice work buddy!.

He may not think he's a hero...but if he had not taken that nut bag out? how many others would have been harmed or killed?

COURAGE is acting without regard for your own safety...ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH MEN! This was a courageous act and he should be rewarded for it.

1160 days ago
5.

jeremy    

HEY DANA..... GIVEM A CONTRACT.....LOL

1160 days ago
6.

fioo hoos    

since when is self defence all stars in man tights?.WTF how did he get stabbed in the back of the head while useing some fake TV all star moves.Sounds like he was just bigger and stronger and took a few cuts beforce he started feeling the pain of death so he reacted by knockin the knife down.Next time don`t let them cut your neck or you could die.The davies`ss hit a bull

1160 days ago
7.

Y do he got    

YES the skull will stop a knife in most cases...head butting with the top plate can even stop or deflect bullets missles and small lite airocarfts.But next time put on your POT

1160 days ago
8.

Mel    

How is this a UFC move? It' a MMA move and UFC hasn't been around for 20 years AND Dana White is a retard BUT way to go Joe.

1160 days ago
9.

sPaNkDeNALgAs    

THAT'S SOME CRAZY A$$ $#IT!!!

1160 days ago
10.

Donna    

What a Man,
What a Man,
What a Man . . .
What a Mighty Good Man!!!!!
God Bless you Joe - I'm glad you are ok. More people should have the stones you have. It would be a better world.

1160 days ago
11.

xmykro    

response to slobnik (comment 8):

I think you are confused. UFC is REAL, it's a combination of all types of Martial Arts. That's why the sport is called Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A "single leg" is a wrestling take down.

Don't confuse it with fake WWE wrestling.

1160 days ago
12.

papprorattist    

was the knife that gabbel davies guy who sings scarlet ribbons to himself as he hacks little corn feild girls to bits for the manson masons? OR just some mason let out of the nut`ss house

1160 days ago
13.

B_ill    

Crazy this guy did that, awesome job.

Check out diddy-dirty money and chris brown tearing it up in their new video
its amazing
http://diddy.it/eCgXpF

1160 days ago
14.

xmykro    

This guy is a hero. awesome stuff.

1160 days ago
15.

ay    

i'm sure dana white will hook him up with some cool ****.

1160 days ago
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