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Old 10-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

Speaking exclusively to BloodyElbow.com, world champion grappler Lloyd Irvin said his home in Accokeek, Maryland was invaded by two armed gunman on Saturday morning at approximately 4:30am.

According to Irvin, the two gunman held Irvin, his son, wife and UFC light heavyweight contender Brandon Vera at gun point while demanding to be directed towards valuables like cash or jewelry.

While one gunman held Irvin's family hostage, another gunman directed Irvin to the the master bedroom. According to Irvin, he led the gunman toward his bedroom. Once in the bedroom, Irvin said he noticed the other gunman was far enough away down the hall to make a move to disarm the attacker in his bedroom. Irvin, an expert in Sambo defensive gun and knife techniques, was able to get ahold of the gun in the attacker's hands, first separating the clip from the gun and then removing the gun from the attacker's hands.

At that point, the attacker in Irvin's room ran yelling to his accomplice that Irvin had his gun and both gunman fled the house. It's not clear what, if anything, they were able to take with them. Police were called to the scene and have launched an investigation.

According to Irvin, no one in his family was physically hurt, although the psychological trauma at this point is considerable.

While Vera is physically unharmed, leaving for England this Tuesday and will continue training, it is not clear to what extent the psychological trauma from this event will have as he heads into his fight with Keith Jardine at UFC 89 on October 18th. Irvin indicated that to the extent possible, training would continue as normal.

On behalf of everyone at BloodyElbow.com, we are glad to hear no one was harmed in the attack and wish both the Irvin family and Vera the best during this very difficult time.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

Waiting to see this from a respected news source...
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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Re: Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

Wow... I trained under Lloyd Irvin and recently moved out of the area. He is a great guy and coach. Today's society is just getting out of control. I am very happy he and the family are safe.

I know that he is very protective of his family and often speaks on being aware of surroundings etc - I can't imagine what this must have been like.

These type of acts make people want to sell their nice home/vehicles and simplify while adopting hermit-like over-protectiveness of personal information, valuables, family, etc. My mother raised me in such a fashion due to personal reasons. As a child I thought it was overboard, but as an adult I realize we can never be too secure.

Fight or flight...
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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Re: Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns

wfs more legit-looking link
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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Re: Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

Once the gunman was disarmed he ran. LOL..., cowards.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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Re: Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

You'd stay around after the world champion grappler disarmed you?

Not that I'd be robbing anyone, but I'd of dipped too.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #7
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Re: Lloyd Irvin disarms gunman in Home Invasion

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According to Irvin, the two gunman held Irvin, his son, wife and UFC light heavyweight contender Brandon Vera at gun point while demanding to be directed towards valuables like cash or jewelry.

While one gunman held Irvin's family hostage, another gunman directed Irvin to the the master bedroom. According to Irvin, he led the gunman toward his bedroom. Once in the bedroom, Irvin said he noticed the other gunman was far enough away down the hall to make a move to disarm the attacker in his bedroom. Irvin, an expert in Sambo defensive gun and knife techniques, was able to get ahold of the gun in the attacker's hands, first separating the clip from the gun and then removing the gun from the attacker's hands.
These things always lead to monday morning quarterbacking...but he's gdamn lucky his family wasn't shot and killed in front of him. No, I have no thoughts on what he should have done, as we each have to decide in the moment (ok, so I guess that's my thought on it)...but it freaks me out to think about it....just sayin
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:10 PM   #8
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These things always lead to monday morning quarterbacking...but he's gdamn lucky his family wasn't shot and killed in front of him. No, I have no thoughts on what he should have done, as we each have to decide in the moment (ok, so I guess that's my thought on it)...but it freaks me out to think about it....just sayin
Then again they could've all been killed. Bad situation either way.
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