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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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1.

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Maybe he should go from Nightclub to Nightclub, like a super-hero and break up all the drunk idiots, who get pissed if you look at them wrong.

1149 days ago
2.

STARR C    

Go Lakers!!

1149 days ago
3.

cadahstem    

Oh Artest MY HERO!

1149 days ago
4.

Rendgyes    

these are the common thing's buddy,
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1149 days ago
5.

Truth    

CHECK ARTEST'S BACKGROUND. HE AINT NO MOTHER SUPERIOR. DUDE HAS BEEN BOTH VICTIM AND INSTIGATOR OF VIOLENCE, DRUGS, AND SHIET. STICK THIS ONE IN THE "FLUKE" CATEGORY. NEXT...

1149 days ago
6.

Truth    

CAN ANYONE EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT CRAP IN THE VID?? SRUSLY, I NEED A TRANSLATOR FOR HOOD RAT SPEAK. WHERE'S RIHANNA WHEN YOU NEED HER??? OOPS!

1149 days ago
7.

lander    

that kind of white-knighting is the stuff that gets men killed. men, never break up a fight between anyone - especially a man and woman.

play captain-save-a-ho - and you'll find yourself dead for the effort. congratulations, dumbassses

1149 days ago
8.

Muppet    

At the end of the video is the woman that was getting beat up pounding the hell out of Artest's truck???

1149 days ago
9.

lander    

>>At the end of the video is the woman that was getting beat up

the woman wasn't getting beat up - she was the one throwing all the punches, including the first one.

the btch should have been arrested. pssy pass in action again. and women think men should respect women? lol.

1149 days ago
10.

Ron    

This whole thug mentality has got to go. Get your act together people!! An NBA player with his own history of thug behavior breaks up a fight and gets a pat on the back. What B/S!!

1149 days ago
11.

ghfghfg    

what he did was smart, if someone was beating up on me thats the best thing that could happen to me and he knew it wouldnt hurt him

1149 days ago
12.

realist    

He did was any civilize human being should do and try to stop a fight instead of acting stupid by cheering on the combatants.

1149 days ago
13.

lander    

women love it when 'man-up' like this. by 'manning-up' they mean, take the hits, throw the punches and save cupcake from every drunken brawl she starts.

man-up? sorry ladies, chivalry is dead: women killed it.

1149 days ago
14.

Whamo    

Truth about an hour ago
CAN ANYONE EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT CRAP IN THE VID?? SRUSLY, I NEED A TRANSLATOR FOR HOOD RAT SPEAK. WHERE'S RIHANNA WHEN YOU NEED HER??? OOPS!
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Perhaps after the translation is complete they can help you with your spelling and fix the caps lock on your computer.

1149 days ago
15.

bunny    

Yeah, it takes a really big man to beat up a woman. I mean, not just any man can do it. Only a real tough guy who's cool. All sarcasm aside, it's good Ron stepped in and did something.

1149 days ago
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