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MMA Fighter Joe Torrez

FIGHTS OFF 4 HOME INVADERS

Kills One, Hospitalizes Another

1/6/2014 3:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An MMA fighter from New Mexico is being hailed as a hero after fighting off 4 men who tried to break into his home ... killing one of the bad guys in the process.

According to police, the 4 men went looking for 27-year-old lightweight Joe Torrez on New Year's Day after an altercation on New Year's Eve.

When the men arrived to Joe's home, Torrez was inside with his fiancee, son and his fiancee’s sister.

According to cops, the guys tried to force their way inside the home ... so Torrez unleashed the fury.

Cops say ... someone in the house called 911 and when authorities arrived, they found one of the men suffering from multiple stab wounds to the torso and blunt force trauma to the head. The man died at the scene.

Another one of the bad guys was transported to a nearby hospital with "severe facial injuries."

The other 2 men arrested a short time later and all 3 survivors are facing a whole bunch of charges including aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.

FYI -- Torrez is a 155-pound lightweight fighter with a record of one win and five losses.

Officials say he could face criminal charges in the death of one of the invaders ... but so far, that has not happened.

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1.

Fernando    

Doesn't he have more wins now that he fought off these guys?

260 days ago
2.

OhWell    

Did The Four Idiots Know That He Was An MMA fighter?

260 days ago
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mark    

He should have broken all of their freaking necks!

260 days ago
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thatzhotT.O    

You knowingly break into an MMA fighter's home looking for him and think you are going to be able to do what?? He is going to kill you. You broke into his home where his fiancee and child and another woman is. Not only is he protecting himself but them as well. I don't blame him. If that was my husband I would want him to defend his family till death. But most of us don't need to ask that of our husbands. It's just a given.

260 days ago
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MMA4Life    

Great job fooling readers into thinking it was a home invasion gone wrong only to clarify that it actually started as an altercation elsewhere.

I am a huge MMA fan and I have a lot of respect for MMA fighters. But the article just hails one man as a hero and 3 others as bad guys without ever explaining the nature of the altercation. For all you know, the MMA fighter could be the bad guy, but we'll never know. I'm only saying this because there was loss of life.

That's pretty bad journalism! Even by TMZ's standard!

260 days ago
6.

Dead account Delete at will    

No way he should face charges!

260 days ago
7.

WallStreet    

Good for him...

260 days ago
8.

billybob    

were the invaders black?

260 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

Should be facing no criminal charges. Them goofs broke into his house, great idea there ass clowns, you got one of your buddies killed by an MMA fighter.

260 days ago
10.

ItsMarioYo    

Why in the hell would he face charges if it was an act of self defense!

260 days ago
11.

Alyssa    

Could face charges? They were in his house and he was defending himself and his family. Charges my butt!

260 days ago
12.

Alyssa    

In this situation, the surviving offenders are usually the ones charged if their buddy gets killed during a crime.

260 days ago
13.

Nutz    

Good **** Joe

260 days ago
14.

EggsOverEasy    

Damnnnnnn....

260 days ago
15.

double d    

That's hot

260 days ago
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