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post #1 of 184 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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MMA fighter leaves one attacker dead, another wounded following home invasion

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At this time, no charges have been filed against the homeowner in what is being called an act of self defense.

Lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Joseph Torrez might not be able to get the victory inside the "Rocktagon," but he sure as hell knows how to win when it counts.

That's a lesson four men learned the hard way when they tried -- and failed -- to pull off a daring home invasion in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, according to Las Cruces Sun-News. Chief among them was Sal Garces, 25, who died at the scene after being beaten and stabbed. His accomplice, Nathan Avalos, was transported to an El Paso hospital with "severe" facial injuries.

The other two intruders got the heck outta Dodge while they still could, but were eventually tracked down by local authorities, arrested, and charged with a pair of felonies.

After wining his amateur debut in late 2006, Torrez compiled an abysmal 1-5 record as a pro, losing four straight contests on the regional scene and getting finished in all four defeats. Not that it matters, since he was still good enough to protect his wife and son once the attackers forced their way inside his mobile home.

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That's not to suggest that all you weekend warriors should don a cape and start fighting crime, but sometimes moves like that come in handy. Just ask Abel Simmons, who choked out a would-be carjacker in Stockton, California. Or Joe Lozito, who submitted a rampaging subway killer in New York.

Then again, there's no shame in running, either, and living to fight another day.
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post #2 of 184 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 04:03 PM
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Former (?) UFC fighter Joe Torrez fends off home invasion and faces legal trouble.

Very little details can be confirmed besides wiretap headlines but here are some of the facts:

1. Gangbangers had a dispute with Torrez
2. They phoned him telling him they were coming to kill him and his family.
3. 4 Gangbangers showed up armed with crude prison shanks to the home of Torrez.
4. Torrez at the time was with his fiancee+family/friends.
5. After a RL PPV fight the verdict is Torrez 4 Gangbangers 0

Fight bonus of the night goes:

1. Torrez for killing the leader with multiple stab wounds
2. Torrez for reshaping #2's face and sending him to the hospital with critical injuries.

Yet, even though he defended himself vs 4 armed thugs at his own home for his family. Torrez is now facing legal charge for perhaps use of excessive force. GO AMERICA justice system!

Seriously, if Torrez was involved with gangbangers and he did something illegal he should be charged for those crimes. He shouldn't be held liable even if he had killed all 4 and butt raped their corpses afterwards. Shooting intruders is ok but beating the living shit out of them using MMA skill is not cool? WTF is wrong with this?


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Originally posted in the General MMA section due to the man having no ties to the UFC.

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Curios what legal charges is he facing ...weren't they on his property ?
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Originally posted in the General MMA section due to the man having no ties to the UFC.
Ah ok, my bad. That's why i put the (?) since I wasn't sure if he was in the UFC previously.

As for the charges, I read some article stating it might be excessive use of force. Like apparently after "fighting" all 4 of them he quickly overpowered them and had the leader completely defenseless. Instead of stopping and calling the authorities he basically finished him off with multiple stab wounds.

Not sure the laws in New Mexico regarding self defense at home. It just seems silly to me that you're allowed to shoot someone if they invade your property but beating them up is not cool.
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Torrez is now facing legal charge for perhaps use of excessive force. GO AMERICA justice system!
Investigations after a man having died and another one seriously injured should be normal. Torrez then can explain his case to court and there should be a good chance that court will also see it as legitimate self defense.
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Daaannggg, obviously don't know the full details but good for him. If he'd have done that here in the UK he'd probably be facing jail for life
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Great for him. That's why I have a gun on me nearly 24/7... and several semi auto AR15's at the house. Not my family.

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Great for him. That's why I have a gun on me nearly 24/7... and several semi auto AR15's at the house. Not my family.
I'm not trying to be a dick but what does this have to do with guns? If this particular mma fighter had guns perhaps all 4 intruders would be dead. Perhaps if the intruders had guns the entire mma fighters family might be dead. Somehow I don't think the situation would be better no matter what if either side had guns. Guns could easily have escalated this into a far worse tragedy than we had with knives and fists.



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Maybe your family would be safer in a place where everybody owns fire guns!

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