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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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149 COMMENTS

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46.

Blazeinboarder    

Joe Torrez is NOW an MMA fighter with a record of Five wins and Five losses.

233 days ago
47.

C    

Good for him! If people try to invade your home, you have the right to defend yourself.

233 days ago
48.

Frank    

Who needs a gun? Train in BJJ.

233 days ago
49.

Marc    

Is everyone missing the obvious? All the comments are about how stupid the guys were breaking into an MMA fighter's house but unless the MMA recently added weapons, his being a fighter wasn't what killed the guy. It was the stab wounds and the blunt force trauma to the head.

233 days ago
50.

mosesthegangster    

police say he may face charges?? do you people notice how our government doesnt want us to defend ourselves or be self sufficient in any shape fashion or form?

233 days ago
51.

robinissunshine     

people that go looking for trouble usually get what they deserve, i believe in killing bad people, i would kill them all if i could wouldnt even blink an eye.to many of our precious innocents have fallen to bad people.death to them all.long live the good ones

233 days ago
52.

hahahseriously    

I guess some of you don't know how to read, let alone put two and two together. The men were unarmed. THAT is a reason Torrez may be facing charges. He stabbed an unarmed being. Doesn't matter if it was a home invasion or not. Someone was killed with a weapon. And unless he has "self-defensive wounds", he might be looking at some serious time.

233 days ago
53.

DMD    

Self-defense or not, he killed a man and should be faced with manslaughter charges and let the court decide if he truly had a reason to kill him

233 days ago
54.

brook davis    

this story is wrong, maybe just maybe you should check your sorces. Check Torrez' criminal record. I dont understand how he has countless charges against him for assult and battery but yet he can still train to be a fighter? from my understanding you can not use your "tranning" outside the ring. This story failed to mention that he moved out of his out that very night and is now in Arizona.... im sure those guys didnt just show up to his house as a random invasion. he knew them if they supposibly called him before showing up. "gang mambers" dont just go to someones house and "force" there way in for no reason... there is more to this story and its wrong that he looks like the hero

233 days ago
55.

brook davis    

this story is wrong, maybe just maybe you should check your sorces. Check Torrez' criminal record. I dont understand how he has countless charges against him for assult and battery but yet he can still train to be a fighter? from my understanding you can not use your "tranning" outside the ring. This story failed to mention that he moved out of his out that very night and is now in Arizona.... im sure those guys didnt just show up to his house as a random invasion. he knew them if they supposibly called him before showing up. "gang mambers" dont just go to someones house and "force" there way in for no reason... there is more to this story and its wrong that he looks like the hero.

233 days ago
56.

mommabear858911    

He wont face charges, he was protecting his home! good for him protecting his family and property!

232 days ago
57.

jaymetal    

Why would he be charged at all with anything!!>??!?! C'mon man! Obviously those creeps went searching for trouble, and found it! Besides, he is totally a cutie!

232 days ago
58.

DougDiPlacido    

Those stupid criminals got what they deserved. It is a shame that every robber does not run into an owner that can pulverize them into oblivion.

232 days ago
59.

DougDiPlacido    

Where the hell did my comment go? Here it is again----These losers got what they deserve. It is a shame that all robbers don't run into homeowners that can pound them into oblivion.

232 days ago
60.

stolar    

he should go to jail, the murderer, and serve maybe 50 years...

232 days ago
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