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Jiu Jitsu Master

PROTECT ME

... From 5'3" Woman

9/7/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jui Jitsu master Rodrigo Gracie -- a member of the legendary Gracie MMA fighting family -- is begging the court for protection against an allegedly drunk and violent enemy ... TMZ has learned.

In one corner ... 6'0", 185-pound Gracie -- a 5th degree black belt and 4-time Pride fighting winner.

In the other corner ... 5'3", 135-pound woman named Tiffany -- who lives in an apartment above Gracie's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio in Torrance, CA.

Rodrigo filed a request for a restraining order against Tiffany last month, claiming she's been terrorizing his training center:

"[Tiffany has been] cursing, yelling, hitting my door, hitting the glass ... knocked a hole in my door ... comes drunk every time."

The judge sided with Rodrigo ... at least for now ... granting a temporary restraining order against Tiffany, requiring her to stop pestering Rodrigo and his studio.

The case is due back in court later this month -- when Rodrigo will likely ask the court for more permanent protection from his allegedly pain-in-the-ass neighbor.

Attempts to reach Tiffany were unsuccessful.

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51 COMMENTS

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Meg    

yeah he's a black belt but if he was beat up the woman if she attacked him he would be the bad person..

319 days ago
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exmar    

so what you are saying tmz, he's a wuss and he should use jiu jitsu on a 5'3'' woman? tmz guys are a bunch of infantile morons burger eatng fat slobs and stoner amoebas who couldn't fight their way out of a invisible wet paper bag

319 days ago
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Be a little inappropriate~    

Yet if he were to hit her y'all would be tripping all over yourself to call him a monster

319 days ago
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BB not bb    

I wonder what her problem is. Does she have some kind of crush on him or something? Does she want his attention? What is she trying to prove? Does she think they make too much noise downstairs? Maybe he should just tell the landlord. He could tell her to stop or she will be thrown out of the building for disturbing other tenants.

319 days ago
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Good riddance!    

And props to Rodrigo for being smarter than the fool who wrote that headline possibly suggesting that he should roll up a deeply mentally disturbed woman into a small ball and then go to jail for a very, very long time...

319 days ago
6.

McLeigh    

So, by TMZ's logic, a 6'0 guy who knows Jui Jitsui can never take the legal route to get some nut to leave him alone because the nut happens to be a short(ish) woman? Yeah, that makes sense. I guess the guys over at TMZ fail to realize that any person who is nutty enough to harass another person and damage property would never think of harming another person with a gun or knife. Unless this guy is a cyborg, I'm pretty sure he can't kick bullets away I have no idea who this guy is but TMZ's attempt to make him seem like some scared wuss is not only stupid but also perpetuating the myth that men should never admit when they feel threatened and should be able to control a crazy woman without legal intervention. Dude did the right thing and certainly shouldn't be shamed for it.

319 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

just marry the damn bitch. that should solve your problems, and you be able to ignore her all day long.

319 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

or get her pregnant. maybe she's having some serious fit of penis envy like directed at this very skilled and talented, physically perfect stud. dude needs to find some 'physical route' to calm her down. bone her real good or something. unless she does not deserve that, of course.

319 days ago
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Dan    

He's being smart and following the law. What else is he going to do, beat the crap out of her and get a case? Ya that's real smart TMZ. Can't fault a person for following the law and keeping his nose clean.

319 days ago
10.

Ravenwolf    

ummm, seriously, what grade level are some of the tmz writers?
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what he is doing is the right way, not to mention the lawsuit if he touched her in any way, even with witnesses. it is far safer for him to do***ent her actions, so if he eventually needs to use force on her, there is a recorded history with officials to back him up.
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why would tmz, with their asinine writing of this story, encourage violence, as well as demean a much larger man for doing the right thing?

318 days ago
11.

Vince    

So your saying he's a ***** for not beating the **** out of a drunk woman? What if he did, would your follow up story say"about time" or would you castrate him in the media? TMZ, your so full of ****! I can't believe I read this garbage sometimes.

318 days ago
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TedFrunk2    

Maybe he doesn't want to go to prison when she slaps him one too many times and he slaps her back. End up convicted of assault and battery, attempted murder, conspiracy to attempt murder, disorderly conduct, attempted conspiracy, and eleven dollars in unpaid taxes. You don't even want to know what would happen if it was a woman judge.

318 days ago
13.

powerfulStuff    

If he beat her ass every one would be mad..come on tmz!

318 days ago
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hondroid    

Ok so WTF is your point here? He's a badass MMA fighter scared of a small woman? If he laid one finger on her you'd jump all over him saying he's a trained fighter beating up on a woman and if he refuses to do that, you know like any sane person would, he's a *****?

Whoever wrote this "article" sir, you are a ****ing moron. M O R O N.

318 days ago
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Lsap    

You people are a piece of work. Begging? If you got drunk loony harassing you you take appropriate measures. Boo tmz

318 days ago
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