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Weston Cage

Beat Up In BLOODY Street Fight

6/8/2011 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Weston Cage took 13 HARD punches to the face -- in the middle of a Hollywood street -- during a violent confrontation with his personal trainer yesterday ... and it was all caught on tape.

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In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nic Cage's long-haired son is beaten to a bloody pulp in front of the Farmer's Kitchen restaurant in Hollywood ... while several spectators stood by and watched.

The footage begins moments after 20-year-old Cage tried to deliver a roundhouse kick to his trainer after the trainer refused to allow Weston to order a certain item off the menu.

After a brief scuffle, the trainer takes Weston down to the ground ... climbs on top of him ... and rains down with a flurry of barely-contested punches to Weston's face. At one point, Weston tries to punch back -- but the trainer blasts him in the face -- once again taking control of the situation.

The trainer kept Weston pinned down on the concrete until cops arrived -- and as TMZ first reported, Cage was eventually handcuffed, strapped to a gurney, and taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.

Weston's father, Nic Cage, raced over to the hospital to be with his son yesterday -- and vows to stay in town as long as Weston needs him to be here.

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Aileen (Canada)    

Classic. This trainer - having to deal with spoiled Hollywood offspring types - show the little brat what he really thinks of him. Must have been a long time coming - still, Mr Trainer is in trouble!

1242 days ago
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Rika    

and I hope charges are pending

1242 days ago
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Rika    

oh, weston can be the new role model for violence so we can get off Rhianna's case

1242 days ago
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Scientific    

What the F is wrong with people?? No one tries to help this guy...this country is sad. Talk trash while watching/filming from far away...

1242 days ago
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Anon    

Strange, everyone's instinct is not to call the police for help right away but to pull out their cell phone record it.

1242 days ago
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Jen    

In the 3rd paragraph you have a typo. It currently says "After a brief scuffle, the trainer takes Nic down to the ground" it should say Weston instead of Nic, I believe.

1242 days ago
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Caligirl    

I think the trainer seemed too out of control and gave WC far too many punches if you ask me. WC goes to hospital, why didn't the trainer get arrested?

1242 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

why are all those people standing there with their cell phones..get a life people

1242 days ago
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Homer    

Apparently a knuckle sandwich was on the menu.

1242 days ago
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mary    

yeah jen is right.. you messed up the names a lot in this article... i had to re-evaluate the whole thing to get what you were saying. unless of course the trainers name happens to be nic... which i doubt.. regardless.. people should probably call the cops instead of video taping **** all the time...

1242 days ago
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gigi    

What was the guy thinking? You can't beat up your own clients.

1242 days ago
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Rhubino    

Wouldn't a trainer know a few submission holds? You don't need to pound on someones face like that when you have him pinned. I think he WANTED to lay a beating on him.

1242 days ago
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jack-55d79    

I can see this from both sides. Because if the trainer believed he would have been attacked further, and the person attacking him would be difficult to restrain, his actions were justified specifically to incapacitate, but no more, as tragic and unpalatable as that is. Cage's son had already shown he intended to do the trainer harm by attempting to roundhouse kick him.

But, on the other-hand, if the son is having mental health problems, and he didn't pose a realistic threat, it's a way over the top response, risking more serious injuries. The devil, as is often the case, is in the detail, but regardless of the eventual outcome, it a shame all around and sad.

1242 days ago
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bahhh    

WOW. My initial thought is the trainer possibly thus kept Weston from attacking others....From previous stories it sounds like Weston was pretty messed up (drugs, high, who knows)..but at the same time, the trainer may have gone too far...bottom line, imo---Cage's dad is mental and so is his son. That is what is truly sad.

1242 days ago
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Just Me    

It seems that the trainer should be a little more professional then to allow his student to get the best of him, if that it was happened. Was it really necessary to hit him that many times? Clearly he had the upper hand and yet didn't stop, and worse, people are taping and laughing instead of helping.

1242 days ago
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