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UFC's Jeremy Stephens Fires Back At Conor McGregor 'I'll Mop The Floor With You'

9/28/2016 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-jeremy-stephens-conor-mcgregor-instagram-tmz-01UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens vows REVENGE against Conor McGregor for trashing him at the UFC 205 media event -- telling TMZ Sports he'll "mop the floor" with the Irish superstar. 

Conor dissed the hell out of Stephens during the event -- when he turned to the UFC veteran and shouted, "Who the fuck is that guy?!" 

The clip went viral -- but now, Stephens is firing back in a scathing statement in which he refers to Conor as "McClown" -- and blasts him as a "bully" who can't hold his own against real fighters. 

"Media and UFC like to fuel this guy's fictional character to always bully and disrespect other fighters like it's funny," Stephens says. 

"I can't accept that and will mop the floor with him."

He adds, "I've been humbling bullies and disrespectful guys like him since grade school."

There's a lot more in the full statement (see below) -- Stephens clearly hopes to settle the score with Conor inside the Octagon. 

By the way, Stephens ain't no bitch -- he's been fighting in the UFC since 2007 and is currently the #7 ranked featherweight. 

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Frances Bean Cobain Forced to Pay Ex While Working On Divorce

9/28/2016 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928_Frances-Bean-Cobain_Isaiah-Silva_gettyFrances Bean Cobain is going to fork over nearly $50k in emergency relief to her estranged husband until the dust settles in their divorce ... TMZ has learned. 

A judge signed off on an agreement for Frances to pay Isaiah Silva $12,000 a month for the next 4 months. The dough is temporary spousal support to carry him over until they wrap up the divorce battle. According to the docs, Frances and Isaiah are going to mediation during the 4 month period.

Frances will also have to pay $15k toward his attorney fees. For Isaiah's part, he was ordered out of their house 10 days ago. 

The exes were married less than 2 years. As we previously reported ... he's aiming for $25k per month when it's all said and done. Mediation should be interesting. 

Derrick Rose Dragged Tupac Shakur Into Rape Case ... Treat Me Like Him!

9/28/2016 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-derrick-rose-tupac-getty-01Derrick Rose is turning to Tupac Shakur in the hopes of getting the judge to force his rape accuser to reveal her identity during the trial ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Rose believes it's completely unfair for his accuser to hide behind a pseudonym while trashing him and talking about the case to the media.

The judge initially ruled she must use her real name -- but the woman is fighting back and Rose has filed new court docs arguing why she must be unmasked. 

So, to help convince a judge to see it his way, Rose dug up Tupac Shakur's old sexual assault case -- a case in which a judge forced the rapper's accuser to reveal her identity. 

Brief history lesson ... Tupac was convicted of 1st degree sexual assault over a 1993 incident in which the rapper forced a 19-year-old woman to perform oral sex on him and his friends.

Pac served 9 months in prison for the crime and was then sued in civil court -- where the woman tried to use a pseudonym to protect her identity. 

Tupac objected -- and the judge sided with him ... claiming the woman and her legal team tried to gain a "tactical advantage" in the case through public statements trashing Pac ... and it wasn't fair. 

Now, in the new court docs filed by Rose, he cites Tupac's case and says the situations are almost identical -- with his accuser looking to bash him in the media to gain an unfair advantage in the courtroom. 

"Mr. Rose would be placed at a serious disadvantage if he were required to defend himself publicly while Ms. Doe could make her accusations from behind a cloak of anonymity."

The judge is set to rule on the matter on Thursday. Stay tuned ... 

Ex-'Dancing' Contestant Busted for DUI

9/28/2016 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-victor-ortiz-tmz-01More legal trouble for ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- who was arrested for DUI in California over the weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've confirmed ... the 29-year-old movie star and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant was arrested on Saturday evening. 

Law enforcement sources say Ortiz was pulled over in a BMW around 7 PM for expired registration tags -- and when the officer approached the car, they suspected Ortiz was hammered. 

He then bombed field sobriety tests and was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. 

He was booked and has since been released. We reached out to Ortiz, but so far no official comment. 

Here's the real problem for Ortiz -- he's already on probation stemming from a 2015 battery at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl.

If Ortiz's probation is revoked because of the DUI -- the judge could have him locked up. 

French Montana Cops Profiled Me That's Why I Called 'em Out

9/28/2016 3:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-french-montana-tmzFrench Montana's adamant his "Black lives matter" shout-out wasn't a wisecrack at cops -- instead he was reacting to what he saw as harassment of his crew ... for no good reason.

The rapper tells TMZ, NYPD pulled over his SUV just one block from Aces strip club where they were partying. He says the officers told them they were checking to see if the driver had been drinking.

French says his guy was sober and when all his paperwork checked out, they peace'd out.

But he thinks cops were hoping to find something more incriminating. French believes he and his friends were targeted as they left Aces because they're black and famous. He says he only yelled "Black lives matter" to remind the cops it's "pathetic" to stop him for nothing. 

We reached out to NYPD for comment, so far no word back.

Cris 'Cyborg' Ronda Rousey is a Coward ... Bring It On!

9/28/2016 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928_cyborg_ronda-rousey_getty_tmzRonda Rousey is a coward with no heart -- so says Cris "Cyborg" Justino who tells TMZ Sports if Ronda wants to fight, she's all the way down! 

As we previously reported, Dana White says Ronda "absolutely, positively" wants to get in the Octagon with Cyborg -- who's emerging as one of the most dominant fighters in the entire UFC.

We reached out to Cyborg for her thoughts on the situation -- here's what she told us: 

"Ronda [is a] coward ... I'll fight her anytime next year."

"You can have all the money in the world, I have something money can't buy ... warrior heart."

She added, "I'm no coward."

"Ronda doesn't want to fight me. She's afraid to say my name in an interview so she has Dana White tell the story for her."

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Kim Kardashian I Want Ass Kisser Punished!

9/28/2016 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-kim-kardashian-vitali-sediuk-getty-instagram-01Kim Kardashian wants the notorious celeb attacker who went after her ass to get more than a slap on the wrist -- so she's calling in lawyers and the police.

Sources close to the Kardashians tell TMZ ... Kim's planning to file a report with Paris PD over Vitalii Sediuk's latest assault. We're told Kim's security team will give cops a rundown on Sediuk's bum rush and kiss.

She also wants to get a restraining order. After all, this is now the second time he's gone after her.

We're told Kim considers the guy a constant threat to herself and others, who won't stop until he pays the price.

Tim Tebow's Hitting Coach I Told Ya ... HE'S FOR REAL!

9/28/2016 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Proud day for Tim Tebow's hitting coach -- ex-MLB player Chad Moeller -- who tells us Tim's 1st at-bat home run sends a strong message to the baseball world that he's the REAL DEAL. 

Moeller worked with Tebow for months before he signed a minor league deal with the NY Mets -- and says he wasn't surprised that Tim opened his baseball career with jack to left center. 

Moeller knows that instructional league ball ain't exactly the big leagues ... but the home run will add to Tim's confidence ... and that's incredibly important as he moves forward. 

Floyd Mayweather McGregor Fight Still Possible ... Dude Can Really Box

9/28/2016 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather ain't ready to close the book on a possible Conor McGregor fight -- saying it's still up in the air ... and hinting that he'll do it if the money is right.  

With McGregor once again hinting at a match with Floyd during the UFC 205 media event on Tuesday, we had to ask Floyd how he felt about it. 

Long story short ... Floyd says it's super difficult to put the fight together -- as we all know from the first time he tried to make it happen -- but wouldn't say it's completely off the table.  

"Are we going to fight? I just don't know."

Mayweather also praised Conor as a great fighter who's "very good" at stand-up fighting. 

One last thing ... we asked Floyd if he was planning to stay retired -- and his response, "For a couple bucks, you just don't know." 

Fetty Wap Sued Hello! He Ripped Off 'Trap Queen'

9/28/2016 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928_fetty-wap_tmzFetty Wap and his producer on "Trap Queen" are being sued by a Danish songwriter who claims they jacked his beat without permission for Wap's monster hit.

In his lawsuit, Lazar Lakic says he purchased exclusive rights in 2014 to a beat called, "Hello" ... from producer Tony Fadd. Lakic says that's why he was shocked to hear it sampled in "Trap Queen."

Lakic says Fadd contacted him in January 2015 in an attempt to buy back the rights to "Hello," but Lakic declined. "Trap Queen" ended up going 4x platinum in the US, and Lakic says he never got a cut.

Fetty's attorney, Navarro Gray, tells TMZ ... Fetty legally bought the beat from Fadd and has the contract to prove it. So if Lakic is awarded damages, Fetty says he'll go after Fadd to cover it.

Lakic is suing for profits from the banger. He also wants to destroy all copies and stop all sales of "Trap Queen" ... which would damn near impossible at this point.

Dana White Not Writing Off CM Punk Yet ... We Talked On Phone

9/28/2016 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Will CM Punk ever fight in the UFC again? 

That's the question we asked Dana White ... and he didn't exactly say no. 

The UFC honcho told us he spoke with Punk after his loss to Mickey Gall -- and told him he needed to "live like a normal person for a little while" before revisiting his MMA career.  

Honestly, it doesn't look good for Punk. 

We also asked White about Cody "No Love" Garbrandt  calling out the champ Dominick Cruz. White says he loves that fight but says there's another guy out there who might be first in line. 

Nick Jonas Close With Hot Model ... But Not Hooking Up

9/28/2016 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0928-nick-jonas-sarah-duque-tmz-facebookNick Jonas is still on the prowl cause he's definitely NOT banging the model he's been kicking it with in Hawaii ... according to her, anyway.

Sarah Duque Lovisoni is telling friends even though she and Nick appeared to get close in Honolulu ... they're just friends. We're told they happened to be on the island at the same time -- Nick's shooting "Jumanji" and Sarah's there for a photo shoot.

They met through mutual friends a few years back and caught up this week.

Friend zone's a bitch.

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Rob Kardashian Family Scared for His Life ... After Massive Weight Gain

9/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0927-rob-kardashian-tmzRob Kardashian has given up on life again, retreating to the confines of his home and gaining all his weight back ... so claim members of his family who are worried his life is now in danger.

Our Kardashian sources say ... Rob and Blac Chyna have split, and he's been living at his own home for nearly 2 months, almost never walking out his front door.

We're told Rob has gained back the 50 pounds he lost shortly after hooking up with Chyna ... again hovering around 300 lbs.

Our sources say it's become a vicious cycle. Rob has lost his motivation because of the weight gain, which has renewed fears his diabetes will spin out of control. You'll recall he was hospitalized months ago after a diabetes scare.

Rob is also MIA for his own show. Chyna -- who's 8 months pregnant -- showed up for an appearance to promote "Rob & Chyna" and he was a no-show. He didn't even stop by the baby shower that was thrown specifically for him a few days ago.

One big problem ... Chyna is the one who pulled Rob out of his depression, but now the relationship has become the big problem -- they fight whenever they're together and it just deepens the problems.

As one source put it, "Rob is slipping back into a dark place." We're told the family is praying he "snaps out of it," and they want to do whatever they can to help him.

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