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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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DJ Nichols    

Just signing in here!

258 days ago
17.

whitetrash    

Were they white guys ?

258 days ago
18.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

Well, he WINS when it counts! Good for him ... this is a great story!

258 days ago
19.

Wow ...    

Good for him!

258 days ago
20.

lorranneb    

what in the hell were those idiots thinking???

258 days ago
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lorranneb    

what in the hell were those idiots thinking???

258 days ago
22.

spectator72    

Where was the one win at his house

258 days ago
23.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

There's a child inside the house they invaded with deadly force- i think they all deserved to die, and he let them off easy.

258 days ago
24.

NmRes    

I've known Joe for years. He's a punk! He beats his family sucker punches people with bottles in bars and pulls guns on people for no reason. What the media failed to mention is that the intruder who was killed had already left the house and was stabbed multiple times in the street after he fell and was knocked out. Hero is one thing he def isn't!!!

258 days ago
25.

Lil Wayne     

Face Charges?!?!? They broke inside his home, it's not his fault he's lethal with those hands.

258 days ago
26.

Michael Plaster    

Jesus christ. 1 win and 4 losses? I hope the state fighting commission counts the home invasion as a win!

258 days ago
27.

Lenard Butler    

Charges!?!?!? Thats Bull**** he was Protecting his Family. If it was a Cop that **** would be justified. Smh GTFOH!!!!

258 days ago
28.

Sapphire    

This is what people can expect when they try to force their way into someone's home. How stupid can those idiots be thinking they were going to break into an MMA fighter's home and not get their azz handed to them? I say more power to Mr. Torrez, and it would be a tragedy if the DA filed charges against him.

258 days ago
29.

Marcos    

pretty sure the way the law works, the other guys who broke in should be charged with their friends murder. So this is probably bull****.

258 days ago
30.

Pamela74    

that makes no sense, even if he faced an altercation with these men earlier, they could have left it alone, breaking into a man's home, where his family is , he has a right to defend himself and those in the home, this is straight self-defense, no charges should be brought against him, because no one would be dead if they hadn't tried to break in in the first place, the fault lays with the intruders. case closed!

258 days ago
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