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Ron Artest

Peacemaker in

L.A. Nightclub Attack

6/1/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest helped break up a ferocious man vs. woman fistfight in front of an L.A. nightclub this weekend ... and TMZ obtained footage of the entire incident.
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Artest had just left a club -- and was walking down Hollywood Blvd. when a woman and a man began to throw punches at each other RIGHT NEXT to the NBA superstar. 

After some bobbing and weaving, 6'7", 260 pound Artest stepped in and quickly separated the two combatants. Once both fighters were restrained, Artest got into a waiting vehicle and went home.

TMZ spoke with Artest who told us, "Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink, and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don't think clearly when they've had too much to drink -- it's an unfortunate reality. "

We also spoke with the female fighter -- who admits she was "wasted" ... but insists the other guy instigated the violence.

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16.

Horndog    

Demon rum leading to stupid behavior? No way, I don't believe it.

1155 days ago
17.

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1155 days ago
18.

lander    

>>>Yeah, it takes a really big man to beat up a woman.

did you not watch the video? the woman threw all the punches, including the first one.

so if a woman unleashes an attack on a man, she is still the victim?

what color are the trees on your planet?

1155 days ago
19.

Superman    

BS! You call that a "fistfight"?!?!?! Pfft. Yeah, right. And as usual, the female started the squabble by throwing the first punch.

1155 days ago
20.

Romeo    

well, low is Low, no matter who, that what I believe ;)

http://www.mens-lifstyle.com

1155 days ago
21.

Shane D.    

Why is a man fighting a women?

Hey mothers out there!! Do us all a favor, and raise your sons to be men not bitches!!!

To many men at like bitches now days. The world is going to sh!#, and turning into a freak show.

1155 days ago
22.

lander    

Tired:
>>>Why is a man fighting a women?

are you blind? the man is raising his arms to defend his face from the woman who is attacking him. if he hit her back (which is what she deserved) 10 white-knights would have beat his a-s-s into the ground.

what - REAL men don't even defend themselves? he should just stand there and take the blows? you're a Fing retard!

1155 days ago
23.

Superman    

@tired,

Yeah, you're obviously a dumb, big-mouth, black bitch that thinks she can hit guys without them hitting back. If you start throwing punches, then you should expect a beatdown. And FYI, classy women don't throw punches!!!! So, that old adage of never hitting a woman is out the window, because too many females today are lowlife bitches and whores looking to fight when they don't get their way! So, you should be telling mothers to raise classy, respectable women, instead of ranting about guys defending themselves.

1155 days ago
24.

Shane D.    

@ Superman, obviously your mother is a dumb big -mouth bitch, because she raised a POS like you. A women should not hit a man, but a man should be MAN ENOUGH to walk away, but if he's a sensitive bitch that's hard to do.

@ Lander, your mother is a f'ng retard

1155 days ago
25.

lander    

Tired:
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1155 days ago
26.

Janine    

I agree with Tired, men should be man enough to walk away.

1155 days ago
27.

Janine    

I agree with Tired. Men should be man enough to walk away.

1155 days ago
28.

LBjim    

Good for Ron. Where there is booze there is drama. It looks like "amature hour" on Hollywood Blvd...nothing changes..Plus these "WANNA-BE GANGTERS"..It is too damn much.. I say put these punks on an island with all the weapons they want so they can kill each other...

1155 days ago
29.

Cromulent    

You know you're over the line when RON ARTEST tries to break up your fight. I hope PJ Carlesimo is sitting down when he hears this story!

1155 days ago
30.

lander    

Janine, you women should be smart enough not to double post.

"man enough" from the fembot perspective is to take whatever abuse a woman chooses to deliver on to you.

1155 days ago
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