The man who sued Adrien Broner for beating him up and robbing him outside of a bowling alley has suddenly dropped the lawsuit ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to docs filed in Cincinnati ... the man is dismissing the suit he brought against Broner, claiming the boxing great beat the crap of him and stole more than $12k. The whole altercation was allegedly over a bowling bet gone bad.
It's unclear why the alleged victim's had a change of heart, but Broner doesn't care much. His lawyer tells us he's "moving forward" ... and added he couldn't comment on the possibility that a settlement deal had been struck.
Broner's still facing criminal charges -- including felonious assault and aggravated robbery -- for the alleged incident. The trial is set to begin next month.
Ken Shamrock says his heart aches for Kimbo Slice -- saying the guy made a tremendous impact in the world of combat sports ... but never got the respect he truly deserved.
Shamrock -- who fought Slice (and lost) last year -- says Slice made one helluva splash in MMA and boxing ... but still had to battle extreme negativity from haters -- even when he won his fights.
"Even when he won a fight it seemed like he was never good enough," Shamrock says.
"When you really care about your fans and you really care about what you do then those things that come at you from a negative position ... it hurts ... especially when it comes in thousands of people with negative thoughts. It stings, it hurts."
Shamrock says he never spoke with Slice directly about it -- but says it was obvious Kimbo was affected by the negativity.
In the end, Shamrock says Slice should be remembered as a warrior.
Muhammad Ali has died in a Phoenix-area hospital where he was battling respiratory issues ... according to a family spokesman.
The legendary boxer and humanitarian was 74 years old. He had checked into the hospital on Thursday and reps said he was in fair condition, but on Friday his health worsened throughout the day.
The family says his funeral will be held in Ali's hometown of Louisville, although the spokesman didn't specify a date. NBC News first reported his death.
Ali will be remembered as one of the most recognized figures worldwide -- after winning boxing's heavyweight title 3 different times ... with the first coming in a KO of Sonny Liston in 1964.
He was as famous for his boxing matches -- the "Rumble in the Jungle," the "Thrilla in Manila" -- as quotes like, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
Ali, born Cassius Clay, changed his name and converted to Islam in 1964. He also famously refused to enter the Vietnam War in 1967 as a conscientious objector.
Although he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1984 ... Ali remained very active at international events in and out of the sporting world. His lighting of the Olympic flame at the 1996 Atlanta games is considered one of the most iconic images in Olympic history.
The champ is survived by his wife Yolanda Williams and 9 children -- 7 daughters, 2 sons -- including Laila Ali, who became an undefeated boxing champ herself.
When he retired in 1981, Ali had 56 wins, 5 losses and 37 knockouts.
He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 ... and will always hold the title of "The Greatest."
More verbal diarrhea from boxing champ Tyson Fury ... this time he's threatening to sexually assault heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder if the two ever step in the ring.
The homophobic, sexist, anti-semite was talking with iFLTV about possible fights with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder and IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua when things got vulgar. (starts around 3:40)
"I don't want their belts, but I'll let 'em fight me," Fury said ... "I'll bend 'em over and BOOM -- split them down the middle with this long d***."
He then specifically went after Wilder ... saying, "Wilder's my man, 'til I get hold of him. Then he's gonna be my bitch."