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UFC's Tyron Woodley Set for Surgery ... Kicking GSP's Ass Once I'm Back!

12/13/2017 3:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Tyron Woodley says he's still dead set on murking Georges St-Pierre -- but it's gonna have to wait 'cause he's going under the knife. 

Tyron broke the injury news on this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" (full episode drops on Friday) -- saying it makes sense to fix his jacked up shoulder now since his fight with Nate Diaz is officially dead

But, the welterweight king says the surgery ain't gonna knock him out for too long ... and once he's ready to throw hands, there's only one dude he wants to scrap with -- even if he's running scared.

"I wanna fight Georges, man. I offered to go up and fight him at middleweight ... faked some backside injury, now he vacating the belt," Woodley said.

Catch the full Beatdown episode when it drops on Friday (and subscribe on TMZ Sports' YouTube page).

Floyd Mayweather Vouches for Anti-Gay Alleged Warlord

12/13/2017 9:36 AM PST
Breaking News

Floyd Mayweather has a new member of The Money Team -- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov ... an alleged violent warlord who unapologetically hates gay people. 

Floyd met up with Kadyrov during a recent trip to Chechnya -- buddying up with Kadyrov and urging his fans to follow Ramzan on Instagram. 

But here's the problem ... Kadyrov has a very controversial past -- littered with accusations of human rights violations from kidnapping to torture and murder. He's denied all wrongdoing

But what's undeniable ... Kadyrov says he doesn't want gay people in his country and has said on the record he'd ship them all to Canada if he could. 

The U.S. State Dept. issued a warning in April 2017 saying it was "increasingly concerned" about the anti-LGBT movement in Chechnya -- after "numerous credible reports" indicating gay people were being detained, tortured and even killed based on their sexual orientation. 

But Kadyrov's a huge sports fan -- LOVES combat sports -- and Floyd seems to see past the other stuff. 

Floyd Mayweather Sets Sail on Epic Thailand Vacay ... I'm James Bond!

12/12/2017 9:06 AM PST
Breaking News

Floyd Mayweather's larger-than-life Asia trip has docked in Phuket, Thailand ... and the retired boxer's soakin' in the sun on a frickin' yacht!!

Floyd's retirement vacay has taken him through China, Russia and Dubai ... but it seems like he's REALLY enjoying this leg of the trip -- an island-hopping tour also featuring beach time on the world-famous James Bond Island and guided cave kayaking.

"I don’t know about y’all, but I’m living!!!" Mayweather wrote on social media.

Floyd even managed to squeeze in some time for romance ... swingin' with Jamie Lynn, one of his many lady friends, next to a candlelit pool.

It's good to be rich.  

UFC's Brendan Schaub Pacquiao Would Whoop McGregor ... Way Worse Than Floyd!

12/11/2017 10:49 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor actually had a shot against Floyd Mayweather ... but he would get straight-up SMASHED by Manny Pacquiao -- so says ex-UFC star Brendan Schaub.

We got Schaub -- an analyst on the MayMac media tour -- to weigh in on McGregor vs. Pacquiao with rumors of the super-fight swirling ... and he told TMZ Sports Conor doesn't have a chance in hell of upsetting Manny.

"I actually think it's a tougher fight for Conor," Brendan said. "Pacquiao's more of a pressure fighter, bigger puncher. Floyd Mayweather was the perfect matchup."

The big question -- will the fight actually get made?

Schaub gave us his 2 cents on that ... and what he'd do if he was in McGregor's shoes. 

Justin Bieber Filled With Holy (Fighting) Spirit ... Shadow Boxing After Church

12/8/2017 8:53 AM PST

Here's the thing, Justin Bieber could probably kick your ass.

We know it's tough to come to terms with, but if you don't believe us just check out this video of the Biebs throwing punches after church.

You know he looks fast. Admit it.

Before you act too shocked, remember Justin used to train quite a bit with his (ex?) friend Floyd Mayweather, who once told TMZ Sports that if JB wanted to, he could seriously be a boxing star.

Bieber put on his little display earlier this week after a Hillsong Church service ... and his quick hands look up-to-date to us.

Watch how you talk to Selena.

Zab Judah Working As Nurses Assistant Treating Dementia Patients

12/5/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-boxing champ Zab Judah beat people up for a living ... but now he's got another job, assisting elderly patients with dementia, and helping teach a nursing class.

Judah -- a 4x boxing champ -- is working at an adult day care facility during the day, and helping teach a nurses assistant class by night ... all the while still training as a pro fighter.

Teberah Alexander -- the director at Excelling Nursing Academy who also runs the day care facility -- tells TMZ Sports that Judah recently graduated the nurses assistant class (he's now CPR certified, and First-Aid trained) ... and now actually helps teach a class of students studying to get certified.

Alexander says Zab primarily works with people with dementia and Alzheimer's ... and has developed a bond with the elderly patients.

She says Zab does everything from catheters to taking vitals.

it's no secret that Zab has had his fair share of trouble in the past ... but we're told that Judah has changed his life, and has been a favorite of patients, staff and students at the nursing facility.

Kendall Jenner Goes All Rocky, Chugging Raw Eggs ... For LOVE

12/4/2017 7:54 AM PST

Dating Blake Griffin is rubbing off on Kendall Jenner in a really good way because she makes sweating profusely look awesome.

Kendall channeled her inner "Rocky" for her LOVE Magazine Advent Calendar shoot -- guzzling raw egg yolks, shadow boxing and even doing one-handed push-ups! Well, she tried, at least.

There's even an Adrian cameo shot in the clip -- played by Kendall. 

Gigi and Bella HadidEmily RatajkowskiWinnie Harlow and Karlie Kloss are also doing video shoots for LOVE's Advent Calendar. So, yeah ... December's starting to look really hot. 

Floyd Mayweather My Ex Pulled a Cash & Grab ... See You in Court!!!

12/1/2017 8:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather's ex-girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, used his credit cards on the sly and helped herself to his piles of cash ... according to the lawsuit he just filed against her.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Shantel got access to Floyd's credit card accounts, and scooped cash around his house, to go on personal shopping sprees. He claims she shipped all her illicit booty to a secret location to keep him in the dark.

Floyd claims Shantel would praise him in public when he got bad press purely to gain his confidence. In the docs, his lawyer writes ... "As a result of that confidence, Mayweather, who's education ended at eighth grade, did not audit or otherwise inspect either his cash or his credit card statements for theft by Jackson."

(NOTE: Floyd's reps tell us his lawyer has it wrong ... he left school in the 12th grade, not 8th.)

Translation: She pulled a rope-a-dope, and yeah ... Floyd was the dope.   

According to the suit, Floyd only found out when a mutual friend told him Shantel had been bragging about her financial exploits.

The champ's suing his ex for theft -- no specific amount. Shantel is still suing him, too ... for a slew of reasons, including domestic abuse and invasion of privacy.

Floyd 'Less Money' Mayweather Bev Hills Burglars Jacked My S**t!!!

11/29/2017 10:09 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather's Beverly Hills Mansion got hit in a high stakes burglary ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The jacking was discovered Tuesday afternoon when someone on Floyd's team found a broken window at the $26 million crib. According to law enforcement ... the staffer found a bunch of stuff was missing, including luggage, sunglasses and other accessories.

That might not sound like much, but this is "Money" Mayweather's place. We're told the minimum value of the stolen property is at least $10k, and likely more than that. They're still taking inventory.

These L.A.-area burglaries are an epidemic now with Jason Derulo, Yasiel Puig, Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette, Demi Lovato, Drake, Nicki Minaj all getting hit ... to name just a few.

Floyd just bought the 15,000 sq. ft palace in September, and our sources confirm there is a state-of-the-art alarm system. It's unclear if it was on. Floyd is out of the country right now touring China.

Boxer Adrien Broner Warrant Issued In Vegas Battery Case

11/27/2017 1:42 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Adrien Broner's a wanted man -- a judge has issued a warrant for the boxer's arrest after he no-showed for a hearing in his Vegas battery case ... but AB says it's just a giant misunderstanding. 

Broner -- a 4-time champ in multiple divisions -- was caught on video back in September shoving a woman and then punching a man in the face during a wild outburst on the Vegas strip. 

He was cited for battery and ordered to appear in court Monday -- but he didn't show up ... so the judge issued a warrant. 

We reached out to Broner who tells us he didn't know about the hearing -- and if he did, he would have appeared.

Court records show the summons that was supposed to be sent to Broner was returned to the court because it was "not deliverable as addressed" ... unclear who's to blame for that.

Broner says he's trying to clear things up with the court right now -- but until then, the warrant is still active. 

Oscar De La Hoya Doubles Down On McGregor Threat ... 'Don't I Look Ready?'

11/27/2017 11:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hey, Conor McGregor ... Oscar De La Hoya says he ain't screwing around  -- he really wants to beat your face in and says he's in shape to do it NOW. 

We got ODLH leaving the Guns N' Roses concert at Staples Center the other night and asked him if he's serious about his challenge to McGregor -- and more importantly, if he's in the shape to do it.

That's when the 44-year-old playfully scolded us for even asking the question, "Do you not see me that I'm in shape?!"

Then he busted out (and kinda botched) a GNR lyric to make his point.

Floyd Mayweather Considering One More Fight ... But No Conor Rematch Talks Yet

11/27/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather has been telling people close to him that he's considering a 51st fight -- and he's been training like a maniac in the gym ... but we're told there has been NO official movement ... yet. 

Here's the deal ... people close to Floyd say he's still in fighting shape and ready to go. He even posted video training in his Vegas gym. We're told he's been kicking around the idea of another comeback. 

The obvious matchup ... a Conor McGregor rematch -- especially with the money they made in the first fight

We saw Showtime Sports honcho Stephen Espinoza -- a major part of the first fight -- and asked if there was any movement behind the scenes.

Long story short -- nothing happening now ... but Espinoza isn't ruling it out at some point down the line. 

Stay tuned ... 

 

Freddie Roach To Jesse Jackson: Here's How to Kick Parkinson's Ass

11/26/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Legendary trainer Freddie Roach has a potentially lifesaving tip for Rev. Jesse Jackson in the wake of his Parkinson's diagnosis -- strap on the gloves and start boxing!!

Freddie's speaking from personal experience ... conquering Parkinson's for over 3 decades with the help of hand-eye coordination drills (AKA hitting and holding mitts).

"Boxing probably saved my life," Roach told TMZ Sports at his Wild Card Boxing gym in L.A.

Jackson says he's gonna do whatever it takes to fight the disease ... so Roach's sport could be a real option for the Rev.

But whether or not takes up boxing, Freddie's got a powerful message for RJJ -- "You just can’t give up, can’t let it take over."

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