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Justin Bieber's Bodyguard

Unleashes Fist of Fury

on Photog

2/7/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber's bodyguard put down an over-agressive photog with one serious haymaker at LAX Monday afternoon ... and the whole melee was caught on tape.

TMZ obtained video of the altercation between the Bieb's protector and the paparazzo -- not one of our guys -- and when the clip begins the bodyguard already has the pap in a headlock.

After several moments of grappling, the photog breaks free to square off with the bodyguard -- BIG mistake ... 'cause that's when the bodyguard uncorks a straight right to the photog's face.

As TMZ first reported, according to Bieber's camp the altercation began when the pap jumped in front of Bieb's SUV and refused to stop snapping pics.

The pap was arrested and booked for felony assault with a deadly weapon. Police believe the fight started when he used his camera to hit the bodyguard.

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The bodyguard's battle scars are pretty clear in the photos from the scene.

119 COMMENTS

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61.

O_o    

NICE WORK! hey, if someone takes a swing on you - they're fair game. done and done. the photog got what he deserved.

968 days ago
62.

Jim    

hope justin got a hair cut, cause he aint gonna have the money to get another one.

968 days ago
63.

Mark    

That was the gayest punch I've ever seen. That guy is an Israeli soldier? No wonder Israel needs the U.S. to bodyguard them.
Justin Bieber has bodyguards that couldn't even beat up Justin Bieber.

968 days ago
64.

Bob    

Knockout Punch? Really TMZ? Then you put up the video that shows a basic girl slap. It's one thing to beef up the buzz to make something sound bigger than it is. It's a whole 'nother thing to blatantly lie. C'mon. Give us loyal readers some credit. Don't lie to us like we're bitches. Not a way to treat your faithful. Thank you.

968 days ago
65.

Kevin    

Dude got his ass kicked by a old man.

968 days ago
66.

DubstepDistribution    

good. That's what he gets. Too bad it wasn't the guy talking on the video too

968 days ago
67.

Max    

Since when is a camera a deadly weapon?

968 days ago
68.

skylynn    

I think the body guard should be arrested cause it was like 2 on one and the pap couldn't fight back.

968 days ago
69.

Tom Brokaw    

nice edit TMZ no one noticed you guys are retarded., don't worry

968 days ago
70.

Fat Mike    

That headline's better! There's obviously one honest person in your "newsroom". Pfffft, haha..... newsroom

968 days ago
71.

Bud    

Azzhole!

968 days ago
72.

D    

He needs a new body guard, there is know way that guy could have taken anyone that is half way athletic. He is over weight out of shape. The only reason he got a punch in is cause the other guy was repremanded.

968 days ago
73.

Patrick    

The bodyguard's a dink; he didn't do anything major...
except be an a**hole.

968 days ago
74.

Jim    

Didn't look like the bodyguard did anything with a single punch. That punch was weaker than my grandmothers. Justin better start looking for a new bodyguard because the man obviously doesn't know how to throw a punch and if it weren't for those cops showing up, I think the photographer, who thew the bodyguard on the ground like a sack of potatoes, would have smoked the fat out of shape bodyguard who throws a punch like a girl.

968 days ago
75.

ok    

Photog would have destroyed that body guard, if it was a true one. The ole bodyguard may have been a hardass at some point, but he was winded and posing after the fight - a bit too hard.
TMZ photogs through their mate under the bus! All photogs have to start somewhere, and don't become the cream de cream like TMZ-togs over night. (sarcasm).

968 days ago
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