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Tyron Woodley I'm Next In Line for Conor ... If He Beats Khabib

9/21/2018 2:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor vs. Tyron Woodley??

Tyron thinks it's just a matter of time ... and the time is right after Conor beats Khabib at UFC 229. 

"If Conor wins, the only fight that makes sense for him is to fight me," Tyron said on 'The Hollywood Beatdown' ... "[he'll] try to get a 3rd belt."

Of course, Conor has already held the UFC featherweight and UFC lightweight titles ... but Tyron Woodley is currently the champ in the welterweight division. 

So, if McGregor wants to make history as the Champ Champ Champ ... he's gotta go through Tyron. 

It's not a crazy idea ... Conor fought at welterweight in BOTH scraps with Nate Diaz

Tyron also says he and Conor have some unfinished beef stemming from a backstage altercation at UFC 205 back in 2016. 

There's A LOT more this week ... Tyron tells us about his conversations with Jon Jones and why he does NOT think he'd be able to win a fight against the UFC legend. 

Plus, Tyron demonstrates how to apply the Darce chokehold ... on Evan! 

Check out 'The Hollywood Beatdown' every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube page

John Salley Nick Cannon Broke The Rules ... Kanye Was Right

9/21/2018 12:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Salley has a clear side in the Kanye West vs. Nick Cannon feud ... telling TMZ Sports West was 100% within his rights to send shots at Cannon for talking about Kim Kardashian West

Ye fired off on Nick Thursday ... saying NC has no right mentioning Kim's name in interviews, and talking about her body ... even though Nick and Kim dated back in the day.

Cannon fired back, saying he's NEVER disrespected Kim but has answered questions about her honestly, and will continue to do so.

We got Salley leaving Catch in L.A. and asked him which side of the fence he falls on ... and he said it all goes back to a rule he learned during his NBA playing career.

"Everything was open except wives and fiancees."

Salley goes on to say Kanye is "kinda right" to be pissed at Nick Cannon, and that he thinks West's warning shot is enough that no one will talk about Kim Kardashian in a sexually objectifying way again.

Okay, John.

Kevin Hart to Katt Williams You Had Your Shot ... You Blew it On Drugs!!!

9/21/2018 6:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

Kevin Hart is riding hard for Tiffany Haddish ... telling Katt Williams to stop attacking her just because he blew his shot at superstardom on drugs.

Kevin lashed out at Katt Friday morning on "The Breakfast Club," telling him, "You had the shot! You were set up to be the star. You didn't show up to work! You f**ked off promo shoots!" 

Tiffany was with Kevin when he went off. You'll recall, a week ago Katt blasted Tiffany for leapfrogging over dozens of other comedians who he feels were more deserving of Hollywood fame. But, Kevin says it's time for Katt to quit bitching and take responsibility.

He called him out directly, saying, "Have you ever used your platform to f**king bring the people that were under you up? You haven't! So, because you haven't, don't s**t on those that now are!!" 

As for why Kevin thinks Katt hasn't become a huge movie star -- "He chose drugs" and that scared off the studios.

Smell that? Fresh beef on the grill.

Conor McGregor Slams Whiskey, Trolls Khabib 'I Would Have Killed You'

9/20/2018 3:30 PM PDT
Breaking News

Conor McGregor says if Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped off that bus at Barclays Center, he would have MURDERED him and gone to prison for life.

Yeah, it was all part of the insane UFC 229 media event in NYC on Thursday -- where Conor pounded whiskey and fired off dozens of explicit slurs at his opponent. 

Conor called Khabib every name in the book -- and made up some new ones -- including: 

-- "Little rat, little weasel."

-- "You little fanboy bitch."

-- "You'll do nothing."

-- "You mad backwards c*nt."

-- Regarding the bus incident, Conor said, "When the person you were looking for showed up, you took a sh*t on the back of the bus, so shut your f*cking mouth!!!"

-- "You're a fake lying rat. I'm real."

-- "We don't have to lick no one's a**hole for a check, like f*cking you!!"

There's more about the bus incident ... Conor blames Khabib for the people who were injured in that attack -- saying everything would have been fine if Khabib had the stones to get off the bus and fight. 

"I just thank the Lord Jesus Christ that that man doesn't have the balls to step off that bus ... this man would be dead right now."

"He would be in a box and I would be in a cell and we would not have this great fight ahead of us."

Conor also noted his whiskey -- Proper 12 -- is an official sponsor of the UFC 229 fight and will have a logo on the Octagon floor. 

Jermall Charlo Bag Thief Suspect Catches Break ... After Officials Find She Helps Sick Kids

9/20/2018 12:03 PM PDT
Breaking News

The woman who stole a Louis Vuitton bag filled with cash and jewelry from pro boxer Jermall Charlo just caught a huge break ... in part 'cause officials say she's a pediatric nurse!!

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Charlo was partying at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan last March when he got into a fight with another group of people ... and left his bag unattended.

Sources say the bag had a $15,000 diamond bracelet, a $75,000 championship ring, a $10,000 Cartier ring and more in it ... and held around $40,000 in cash as well.

A 40-year-old Connecticut woman, Sarah Morin, nabbed the bag ... and after police asked the public for help identifying her -- she turned herself in.

She was facing felony charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property ... but officials say they cut a deal with her on Thursday to let her off easy because the whole thing appeared to be a misunderstanding -- and because she's a nurse.

Officials say Morin was given the bag to watch by an associate of Charlo's ... and while she bolted from the club with the bag -- she did return it with the jewelry ... and appeared to try to do so even prior to being contacted by police.

Officials say even though no cash was returned ... they were unable to verify if there was even any in the bag.

Officials also say her status as a pediatric nurse who works with children with cancer influenced their decision to let her walk with just a disorderly conduct charge.

Bottom line ... as long as Sarah keeps her nose clean for a year -- the case will be dismissed.

Kanye West Rips Drake & Nick Cannon ... Sex Talk About Kim is Off Limits!!!

9/20/2018 10:29 AM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West is unloading on Drake and Nick Cannon for publicly talking, rapping or even suggesting anything about Kim Kardashian.

Kim's husband stood up for her with a series of videos where he shares a bunch of "things that were not sitting right with my spirit." The first of which being Nick talking about Kim's body in a recent VladTV interview. Nick and Kim dated back in their mid-20s, and Nick excitedly reminisced about her body, saying ... "That white girl got ass!!"

Kanye's demanding Nick show some respect for him in the future if someone asks him any questions about Kim.

As for Drake ... Kanye's in HIS feelings about "In My Feelings." Remember, there's a rumor the lyric about "Kiki" is a reference to Kim -- that's her family nickname, and everyone knows it from their show. Ye says Drake should've publicly stated the Kiki in his song is NOT Kim. 

As Kanye puts it ... he wouldn't rap about a girl named RiRi.

He's also got beef with an unreleased Drake and Future song that featured lyrics saying, "I got 20 motherf**king Kylie’s ... I got 20 damn Kendalls." In a nutshell, Kanye says ... "So, period is like don't speak on nobody from my family, nothing that can be even mentioned on my wife, period!"

Oh, and he didn't leave out Tyson Beckford either -- a clear reference to Kim's feud with the model

Khabib Rips Conor I'm Gonna Embarrass You!

9/20/2018 7:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Khabib Nurmagomedov has landed in New York -- and says he's not worried about Conor McGregor going crazy at today's press conference ... Khabib's focused on going crazy on Oct. 6!!

The UFC superstar admits he's tired from the long flight to the U.S. but insists he's in fighting shape and ready to destroy Conor when they do battle at UFC 229 in Vegas. 

"I'm gonna make him tired and make him look bad," Khabib says  ... "This is my plan. He cannot fight all 25 minutes. Maybe he think he can knock me out, we will see."

Khabib has previously told TMZ Sports he believes Conor is a "tap machine" -- and it's clear he wants to wear down the Irishman and put that machine to work. 

The Pride of Dagestan also sounded off on USADA -- claiming the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is "#1 Bulls**t" for reducing Jon Jones' suspension. 

"USADA give my friends 2 years. 2 years. Their first time," Khabib says ... "Okay, what about Jon Jones? Second time problem and they give him one and half year!"

"And ... you know ... I think I think it's very bad. I think it's very bad."

Khabib also praises his friend Daniel Cormier for being a clean fighter -- and "the greatest champion inside the cage and outside the cage."

But, as for Jones ...

"Hey Jon Jones is great fighter, you know. He's very good fighter you know, but if you talk about rules, everybody has to follow rules."

Alexander Gustafsson Calls Out Jon Jones ... Let's Rematch!

9/20/2018 6:01 AM PDT
Breaking News

He's still got another month on the bench, but fighters are already trying to book a fight with Jon Jones -- starting with UFC star Alexander Gustafsson

Some history ... Gustafsson had a title shot with Jones back in 2013 at UFC 165 -- and the fight was AWESOME!!!

AG lost in a unanimous decision -- but Jones was sent to the hospital for injuries after the fight and later called it the toughest fight of his career. 

Both guys got a Fight of the Night bonus for the spectacular brawl. 

Now, with Jones expected to be reinstated to fight again as early as October -- Alexander is making his pitch for a rematch! 

"Congratulations [Jon Jones]," the #1 ranked lightweight contender wrote on social media ... "I'm really glad u are back!"

"[Daniel Cormier] is aiming for [Brock Lesnar] ... so let’s give the fans another legendary fight for the belt."

Gustafsson made sure to tag the UFC and Dana White.

As we previously reported, Jones is currently serving a suspension after testing positive for PEDs surrounding the Cormier fight at UFC 214. 

He was initially facing a 4-year ban -- but it was reduced to 15 months (retroactive) because officials don't believe he intentionally cheated. 

Brett Favre Huge Conor McGregor Fan ... He'll Beat Khabib!!

9/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brett Favre frickin' LOVES Conor McGregor ... and says he's super pumped for the Khabib Nurmagomedov mega-fight.

Oh yeah ... and he told us who's gonna win too.

TMZ Sports recently spoke to Favre -- who just took a family vacay to Ireland -- about his UFC obsession ... particularly the Notorious.

"I like watching the guy fight. Love watching the guy fight. I think he's a hell of a fighter."

Favre says he's pumped for what some -- including Mark Wahlberg -- say is gonna be the biggest MMA fight ever ... and is pretty sure McGregor will have his hand raised. 

"I gotta go with my guy, McGregor. I'm looking forward to it."

We say pretty sure 'cause, even though #4 is confident Conor will get it done, he's still leaving a little room for the bear-wrestling mauler to score what Favre thinks would be an upset.

"In the UFC, you never know. You never know."

True dat. 

Machine Gun Kelly 911 Call 'They Just Jumped This Man'

9/19/2018 12:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Machine Gun Kelly's crew viciously jumped an actor so fast a hotel employee who called 911 barely had time to describe them to the dispatcher after they took off.

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by a Hampton Inn employee who reported a group of men beating someone to a pulp. As we first reported ... it was MGK's crew that jumped the actor named Gabriel "G-Rod" Rodriguez late Friday night in the ATL after he confronted MGK and called him a "p***y."

You can hear the dispatcher ask the employee to describe the alleged suspects but the employee says he simply can't because there's a whole group. You can hear at the beginning of the video the ruckus taking place in front of the hotel lobby. It soon dissipates and the employee requests an ambulance and asks G-Rod for his age.

TMZ broke the story ... G-Rod walked up to MGK at a bar and trashed him for bringing in family in his Eminem diss track. That led to an altercation and ultimately a vicious beatdown. 

G-Rod told us there's zero need for lawyers to seek retribution ... he just wants a shot at MGK in the Octagon to settle the score. 

Floyd Mayweather Planning Comeback Fight In Tokyo ... Before Pacquiao Rematch

9/19/2018 11:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather isn't jumping right back into the ring with Manny Pacquiao ... instead, he's taking a tune-up fight in Tokyo, with the big money Pacman rematch to follow ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Mayweather called out Manny last weekend, telling Pacquiao and the world he wanted to run back the 2015 superfight in December.

It looks like Floyd is adjusting course a bit ... 'cause sources close to TBE tell us he's actually eyeing 2 comeback fights ... starting with a massive boxing event in Tokyo. 

Couple of interesting points here ... we're told Floyd hasn't yet picked an opponent -- and he ain't just lookin' at boxers -- he's also checking out kickboxers and MMA fighters.

We're told Conor McGregor's name has not been mentioned.

Floyd knows a fight with Pacquiao would likely be more lucrative than a lesser-known opponent, but there's a long play in place ... give fans in Tokyo a big-time fight, and open up the Asian markets for a bevy of business interests -- including clothing and endorsements. 

There's no date set in stone just yet ... but word is New Year's Eve is the target, if he can secure a swaggy enough venue.

If all goes according to Floyd's plan, the Pacquiao fight would then follow sometime in 2019.

52-0??

Samantha Ronson Eminem's An Ugly, Misogynistic Pig ... Go Away 'F***ing Old Man'

9/19/2018 9:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Samantha Ronson probably wishes Eminem turned his metaphorical gun on himself and not at Machine Gun Kelly ... 'cause she's tearing the rapper to pieces for "Killshot" and thinks the diss track is absolute trash!!!

We got the DJ at LAX, and she wasted no time ripping Eminem a new one, saying his song is misogynistic, homophobic, lazy and something a 4-year-old would write. There was more, and you gotta see just how nuclear she went on Em. 

The DJ says Marshall is a "f***ing old man" who has no business dragging Rihanna's name through the mud ... and the 2 rappers should take their feud and ugly hairstyles to the groomers. 

What's got Sam so heated? Em opens "Killshot" with the line, "Rihanna just hit me on a text. Last night I left hickeys on her neck."

The line seems oddly out of place. You could ask, what the hell does RiRi have to do with MGK? Sam sees at as straight-up misogyny. 

Watch how heated Sam is -- we're not trying to start any new beef, but it sure sounds like she could drop a diss track of her own if you get her in a studio, stat! 

Boxing Star Ryan Garcia Gervonta Davis, Stop Screwing Up ... So I Can Knock You Out

9/19/2018 6:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gervonta Davis just got called out -- personally and professionally -- by one of the biggest rising stars in sports (and Oscar De La Hoya's prized prospect) who says he'll easily KO Tank ...

If Tank can stay out of trouble to even make the fight.

The kid talking the trash is Ryan Garcia ... a 16-0 lightweight contender who is signed to Oscar's Golden Boy Promotions banner, and who's the talk of the boxing world.

Garcia is being hailed as the next Oscar ... and has already garnered over 1 million followers on IG ... because of his KO power, and movie star looks.

Ryan and Tank are in the same weight class, and when we ran into Garcia in L.A. and asked if he wanted a piece of Davis he said he didn't ... he wants the whole thing.

"When he stops getting into trouble and starts making weight, we can get it on."

SHADE ... Davis was arrested for disorderly conduct after a fight in D.C. last week, and has kinda been all over the place career-wise recently.

Garcia says if he can ever figure it out, there's a prize waiting for him ... AN ASS WHIPPING.

"I'll knock him out in like the 8th round."

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