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Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor's UFC Career Is Over '100%' Getting Stripped!!

2/16/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor hasn't stepped inside the Octagon in over 15 MONTHS ... and UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov says that's proof he ain't fighting EVER again.

At least, not in MMA.

"I don’t think he gonna come back," Khabib told TMZ Sports outside Jay Glazer's MMA gym in Hollywood.

"When is Conor compete last time in MMA? Long time. He's boxing guy."

Khabib says McGregor's team is focused on a rematch with Floyd Mayweather ... instead of a real fight against him or Tony Ferguson -- who he's facing at UFC 223 in April.

Khabib also told us his contract for the Ferguson scrap explicitly states they're fighting for the "real belt" -- which means the UFC is "100%" stripping Conor of his lightweight title.

FYI, Dana White still hasn't made an official decision on Conor's championship status or his future with the UFC.

Stay tuned ...

Boxer Adrien Broner Arrested for Sexual Battery

2/13/2018 5:48 AM PST
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Former boxing champ Adrien Broner was arrested in Atlanta Monday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a local shopping mall, TMZ Sports has confirmed. 

Officials tell us ... cops were called to the Lenox Square shopping center Monday evening where a woman told police Broner had " inappropriately groped her."

Broner denied the allegation -- but after being interviewed by cops, they believed there was enough evidence to arrest him for misdemeanor sexual battery. 

The 28-year-old was transported to Fulton County Jail without incident. 

He's scheduled to face a judge around 9 AM local time. His booking sheet lists him at 5'8" and 160 lbs. 

BSO is reporting the incident took place in front of a Louis Vuitton store. 

Broner has had numerous outside-the-ring issues over the years -- including a September incident where he socked a man in the face on the Vegas strip. 

His "big bro," Floyd Mayweather, tried to step in and mentor him back in 2017 ... but it doesn't seem to be working.

Tonya Harding Most Brutal Knockout Video ... Unearthed

2/11/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Wanna see Tonya Harding knock a chick out cold with a devastating right cross? 

You're in luck ... because TMZ Sports found extremely rare footage from Tonya's last professional boxing match -- and she straight DESTROYED her opponent. 

It all went down in 2005 -- when a 35-year-old Harding (3-3) stepped into the ring to face Brittney Drake in Brittney's first pro boxing match, a fight promoted by Celebrity Boxing creator Damon Feldman

Makes ya wonder how good Tonya coulda been if she trained to be a fighter instead of a skater ... 

Roy Jones Jr. I'm the Tom Brady of Boxing ... Here's Why

2/3/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Tom Brady of boxing is Roy Jones Jr. -- so says Roy Jones Jr. ... who broke down why he and Tom stand out among the G.O.A.T.s in their respective sports.

"You have to be able to rate people by how they perform under pressure, when things don't go their way," Roy told TMZ Sports

Case in point -- Brady rallied the Patriots from 25 points down in last year's Super Bowl ... and RJJ told us there was a time in his career where he accomplished something similar. 

As for the Brady of MMA ... Roy agrees with Dana White and says it's Anderson Silva -- who he's still gunning to face inside the ring.

RJJ didn't have an official update on that super-fight, but he did hint at making progress with Dana -- who, FYI, has agreed to broadcast his Feb. 8 "retirement fight" vs. Scott Sigmon on UFC Fight Pass. 

Conor McGregor to Floyd: Fight Me In UFC Or You'll Regret It Forever

2/1/2018 1:47 PM PST
Breaking News

Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather needs to stop flirting with an MMA fight and ACTUALLY BOOK IT -- or he'll regret it until the day he dies. 

"If he does do it, I know he's flirting with it, I would have respect for him," McGregor told Adam Glyn

If Floyd is just messing around and won't take a real MMA fight, Conor says, "it will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it."

As TMZ Sports previously reported, the head of Showtime Sports says he's talking with Floyd about getting a deal done ... and expects the fight would pay Floyd in the 9-FIGURES. 

But don't count your chickens ... Conor says he's got loads of options -- including a fight in Russia against Khabib Nurmagomedov -- and isn't sure who his next opponent will be. 

Floyd Mayweather Talking with Showtime Exec ... About MMA Fight

2/1/2018 6:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather is heading to Minnesota where he's set to meet with Showtime honcho Stephen Espinoza ... and the two will DEFINITELY be talking about a possible MMA fight. 

"It will be a topic of conversation," Stephen told TMZ Sports ... acknowledging Floyd's recent videos from inside an MMA cage are VERY interesting. 

"There's a chance ... whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills into happening. [Floyd] willed the McGregor fight into happening. So, if he sets his mind to it, it'll happen."

And how much money would it take to lure Floyd back? 

"He's not an 8-figure guy anymore. He's a 9-figure guy," says Espinoza, the president of Showtime Sports and event programming. 

Bottom line -- if Floyd wants an MMA fight, sounds like Showtime is 100% behind him. 

Stay tuned ... 

Floyd Mayweather Steps In MMA Cage ... Conor Responds

1/30/2018 10:53 AM PST
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11:39 AM PT -- Sources connected to Floyd tell us ... Floyd rented out the entire Syndicate MMA gym in Las Vegas on Monday for a private workout session. 

As far as the MMA training goes, we've spoken to multiple people and everyone is being VERY tight-lipped about what Floyd was working on inside the gym. 

We obviously know he spent some time in the cage -- but no one will say if Floyd was doing actual MMA training or just getting his usual boxing workout in with a change of scenery. 

FYI, a ton of legit pro MMA fighters train at Syndicate, including UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin, Jessica-Rose Clark, Mike Pyle and Julian Marquez

11:28 AM PT -- Conor has seen the video and offered up some thoughts ...

"Hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son. Yours sincerely, Senior."

Well, here's Conor McGregor's dream come true ... Floyd Mayweather stepped into an MMA cage in what appears to be another attempt to bait the UFC star into another fight. 

Floyd posted the footage on social media Tuesday -- one day after he took a shot at Conor for his #MCM ... which Floyd dubbed, "Mayweather Crushes McGregor."

Both Conor and Floyd made a killing off their superfight in 2017 -- but McGregor says he wants his next fight to be in the octagon. 

So, how would that go? Oscar De La Hoya just told us the other day Floyd wouldn't last 10 seconds with The Notorious. 

But we'd all probably pay to see it anyway ... and Floyd knows it. 

Oscar De La Hoya Floyd Wouldn't Last 10 Seconds ... in UFC Fight

1/29/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Oscar De La Hoya has set the over/under for how long Floyd Mayweather would last in a UFC fight ... and Floyd's not gonna like it.

We got Oscar heading into Staples Center for a Lakers game the other day and asked him how his former boxing rival would fare in MMA.

De La Hoya's prediction -- "Tapped out in 10 seconds."

Ouch.

FYI, Floyd says he probably ain't gonna test his skills inside the Octagon ... but money talks, so don't rule it out.

Speaking of money fights, Oscar updated us on his quest to do business with Dana White ... a couple weeks after TMZ Sports got his initial pitch

Errol Spence I Hate 'Rocky" ... The Movie Kinda Sucks

1/28/2018 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WARNING: THIS POST IS FULL OF BLASPHEMY.

IBF Welterweight Errol Spence -- one of the most feared boxers on Earth -- is about to do what no fighter has ever done before ... straight HATE on the best movie of all time, "Rocky."

Most people think Spence is up next to be the Floyd Mayweather-type, huge deal boxing star, so when we got him out in NYC, we wanted to get to know the slugger a little better.

We asked Spence what he thought the worst boxing movie of all time was, and he opted to let films like "Grudge Match," and "Play It To The Bone" off the hook and indict the holy grail of sports films.

"I didn't like Rocky, it was too fake. The dude got hit like a million times in one round and he's still going. It was just fake to me, I didn't really like it."

Whatever dude, keep your hands up in your next fight. We'd hate for someone to clock you right on the chin.

Deontay Wilder Me vs. Mike Tyson In '86 ... I'd Kick His Ass

1/27/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Remember the unstoppable, unbeatable force that was Mike Tyson in 1986?

If you don't, first check out the video below ... we'll wait. Terrifying right? Well, current heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder tells TMZ Sports he'd kick the hell outta that guy, and he totally means it.

Wilder is currently the scariest heavyweight alive, so when we got him at the Showtime boxing Upfronts earlier this week we thought we'd ask him how he'd fare against the scariest ever ... Tyson.

His answer? He obviously thinks he could take him, telling our guy no man in the history of boxing could ever beat him.

This is normally the point where we offer our unsolicited opinion, but we're gonna sit this one out.

Diamond Dallas Page Rousey Will Be Like Goldberg, Tyson ... WWE's Next Big Thing!

1/27/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

How huge will Ronda Rousey be for WWE??

Pro wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Page says she'll be a bonafide mega-star ... and he's comparing her to a couple heavyweight titans to make his point.

The first -- Mike Tyson ... who famously crossed over to WWE to briefly feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania.

And if Rousey wants to make it a permanent gig ... DDP says she could be the female equivalent of future WWE Hall of Famer, Bill Goldberg!

"He had that incredible charisma and personality and that 'it' factor, and Rousey's got that same thing," DDP told TMZ Sports at his yoga performance center in Georgia. 

DDP would know -- he and Goldberg were big-time rivals in WCW ... and he's also locked up with pro athletes with Tyson's clout.

So, if and when Rousey makes the jump -- expect it to be MASSIVE.

Adrien Broner Curses Out Stage Of Boxers 'I Don't Like These Muthaf***ers'

1/25/2018 11:55 AM PST

Here's Adrien Broner being Adrien Broner ... telling basically the entire boxing world how much he hates them ... TO THEIR FACES.

It went down at Showtime's boxing Upfronts in NYC Wednesday which were hosted by radio superstar and rabid Boxing fan Charlamagne Tha God.

All of Showtime's biggest stars like Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder and Mikey Garcia were there, but when AB got the mic, he decided to tell the rest of the guys how he felt about them

Check it out, and BTW the language is obviously filthy there.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. Turns Himself In, Pleads Not Guilty To Battery

1/25/2018 9:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather Sr. adamantly denies attacking a woman after the Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez fight ... pleading not guilty to a battery charge in a Las Vegas court.

In case you missed it ... cops say Sr., 65, got into a heated confrontation outside T-Mobile Arena after the fight. They say Sr. grabbed the woman before punching her in the leg.

Sr. was charged with battery and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Floyd turned himself Tuesday ... and the warrant was canceled. On Thursday, Sr.'s attorney appeared before a Vegas judge ... and pled not guilty on Mayweather's behalf.

As we previously reported, FM Sr.'s rep told us he's totally innocent ... and never laid a hand on the alleged victim.

Mayweather Sr. is due back in court March 27.

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