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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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drbenk     

This guy is as tough or tougher than any of the guys fighting in the UFC/MMA. After he got knifed in multiple locations he took the bad guy out without any formal training.

1257 days ago
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Robert    

Once again Dana White steps in to take credit and promote the UFC. **** you, Dana.

1257 days ago
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Hisjules    

test

1257 days ago
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Darr247    

Perhaps this latest attack will focus some honest attention to the need for real knife control. Availability of knives to anyone, any time, has resulted in needless and cruel killings - we need to wake up and call for an end to this senseless, widespread use of knives in public places. How many more senseless deaths must there be??? Stop the black market knife traffic from China!

Oh, yeah - he also (allegedly) killed one with a car while he was at it, so perhaps this latest attack will focus some honest attention to the need for real automobile control. Availability of cars to anyone, any time, has resulted in needless and cruel killings - we need to wake up and call for an end to this senseless, widespread use of automobiles in public places. How many more senseless deaths must there be???

1256 days ago
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Greg    

@slobnik '' 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''

You sir have to be the most stupidest person on the planet. Reading your post proves your stupidity. Man in tights? fake tv all star moves? It's freaking MMA not WWE. You show how our society is getting less brighter every day. :( May god save your soul

1256 days ago
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