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MMA Fighter Joe Torrez


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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LOL .. who needs a gun.. not this guy! I have no sympathy for the idiots who decided to target a pro MMA fighters house for robbery.

289 days ago


Yes yes yes....we need more of this in our country to bring down the crime rates. Good for him, he is a hero in my book.

289 days ago


Wow, I take my above post back! LOL Just read several posts that this guy is a bully and like to slap women as well as sucker punch people he has altercations with. If all that is true and he really did stab the one man after he was knocked unconscious in the street while leaving the home then this guy is just another violent aggressive ass. And if he stabbed an unconscious man to death then I hope he is indeed charged with murder.

289 days ago


joe Torrez is NOT telling the whole truth ! He had help and he damn well knows that. Yes he had the right to protect his family but being a mma doesn't mean CRAP nor does it mean he is a hero and did it alone. Is it really a home invasion OR did he Call them over to fight. He has had previous altercations with them. What the news is failing to report other than the past of the " VIOLENT CRIMINALS " like they are referring them to ,they aren't touching on the past of him he does drugs , is violent, hits females and he too has been in jail. just because he is well known he thinks he is untouchable but he isn't as innocent as the news is reporting BEIEVE THAT!

289 days ago

Obamais still aracist    

could face charges, hey jury is he guilty, didnt think so

289 days ago

A J Mclamb    

Whether he an MMA fighter or not, does not give you the right to kill someone coming into your home. And this is from a previous altercation which we know nothing about. Maybe one he started on New Years Eve. So yes, he should be arrested. We do not need vigilantes running wild in the streets. That's the entire reason we have an organized system of justice now, which most of you have forgotten.

289 days ago


Mayweather should be looking to add this guy to his team. Damn how do you let one person whoop all yall asses at one time. This should teach people, don't break into people's houses because an ass whooping might be on the other side of the door.

289 days ago


I can't take the story seriously because it's poorly written.

289 days ago


Smfh self defense.. iwouldve killed all of them bitches

289 days ago


Those same chumps jumped me and ive gotta say they couldve killed me. These guys are known voilent thugs who gang up on people whether Joe is an MMA fighter or not shouldnt matter he protected his family enough said . Those 3 punks need to be charged with murder!!!!

289 days ago


Go ahead and keep killing each other, morons. This way all the dumb ass minorities can cry about being profiled for violent behavior. Mighty whity will always win!

289 days ago


He acted in self defense! Why is it that when someone doesn't protect their home and families and themselves and they are hurt, killed or raped and then let off the legal hook it is simply ok with society???? That is my question.

The true story is that this guy protected his family inside his home where he was and thank GOD he was home and knew how to protect everyone. Shame on those bad guys and for everyone who mourns the loss of an intruder. If I had children they would be in karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwando (spelling) and every form of martial arts and protection. I would not let them be belted, just keep on practicing and performing the act of self defense.

288 days ago


No gun needed.... Handled business like a MAN!

288 days ago


He shouldn't b charged cause if I was him and sum1 is breaking in my home I would do the same.

288 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

I guess it's a state with no felony murder law. In Florida, the other three would be charged in the death of their cohort. Too bad that's not the case here

288 days ago
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