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Tyron Woodley I'm Going To Kill Colby Covington

6/11/2018 4:35 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley says he's gonna do way more than kick the hell outta Colby Covington ... telling TMZ Sports he's going to KILL CC in the Octagon ... and it doesn't sound like he was kidding. 

Covinginton (again) called Woodley out this past Saturday after his victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 ... referring to Woodley as a "coward" and a "b**ch."

Well, he got through to Tyron ... because when Woodley came on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (full interview airs tonight at 9PM PT on FS1), he told the guys he was going to do the type of damage to Covington that can't be reversed. 

"I want him never to fight again," T-Wood says, "I want to end his life."

Woodley says it's not just the call-out that's got him so pissed at Covington, it's the guy's whole EXISTENCE that ticks him off.

"When you disrespect my division, you disrespect the sport, you disrespect the team that I fight for, and also, just the HUMAN RACE, you're an embarrassment."

"It ain't talk no more."

UFC's Mike Jackson to CM Punk It's Time To Retire ... Fighting Ain't For You

6/11/2018 12:31 PM PDT
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CM Punk should NEVER fight again ... according to Mike Jackson, who says if not for the mercy he showed, Punk could've been badly hurt Saturday night.

TMZ Sports talked to Jackson about his UFC 225 fight against Punk ... and, while MJ says Punk is a tough MF'er ... he also says real-life fighting ain't for him.

FYI -- CM went the distance in the fight ... but was thoroughly dominated.

"It's not even a knock on the man and his skills. It's all about his safety. We're in a sport where you're trying to incapacitate someone," Jackson says, "It's a dangerous sport. People's lives, health is on the line."

Jackson goes on to say ... "I never wanted to hurt the guy. I just wanted to beat him up a little bit, so he knows not to do this no more"

"The Truth" also sent a message to Dana White -- who was pissed 'cause he thought MJ was showboating during the fight.

"If you're sitting on the outside watching, I understand what it may have looked like. But, that's not what I was doing. I'm not a showboater. I'm not a taunter."

Chris Johnson Surveillance Video Of Alleged Assault Charged w/ Choking Valet

6/11/2018 9:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Johnson was charged with battery for allegedly choking a valet in April ... and now TMZ Sports has the surveillance video of the alleged violent altercation.

Here's the deal ... Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after officials in Hillsborough County, Florida say the NFL star roughed up a nightclub valet.

According to court docs, Johnson "became angry at the businesses valet" and "intentionally touched and struck the victim" by "placing him in a choke hold and punching him in the face causing minor injuries" April 9 at The Lodge.

The video quality ain't the best ... but you see a man who appears to be Johnson attempt to grab something from the valet ... before the men leave the frame and are lost in a crowd.

We spoke to Matt Powell -- the alleged victim's attorney -- who tells us Johnson didn't have his valet ticket, and got pissed when his client asked him to prove the Porsche he was trying to take was his vehicle.

Powell says Johnson grabbed the keys before choking his client while an unidentified person punched him in the face -- injuring his face, neck and back.

We also obtained a video taken shortly after the alleged incident, where the victim appears bloodied and beaten ... and says he was scared for his life.

"I thought I was gonna die."

Johnson -- who pleaded not guilty last month -- faces up to a year in jail if convicted. 

Mike Tyson Throws Drink At Don King ... We Ain't Friends!!

6/11/2018 6:59 AM PDT
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Wondering if Mike Tyson still hates Don King? The answer's yes. How much? A lot ... 'cause the legendary boxer straight-up chucked his drink at the promoter Saturday night!!

It all went down at the Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction Weekend in Canastota, NY ... when King tried to give Tyson a friendly tap on the shoulder ... and Mike returned the gesture with some water to his face!!

Tyson's explanation for it was pretty simple the following day -- WE AIN'T FRIENDS!!

"He talked in there like he was my friend and that was just bullcrap," Tyson said.

"He really did me in." 

Remember, Iron Mike and Don have had beef for a long time ... with Tyson at one point suing him for $100 MILLION alleging Don cheated him out of a TON of money when he used to promote Mike's fights.

Clearly ... the only ice that has thawed in their relationship are the cubes Tyson threw at him Saturday.

Tyron Woodley Kanye Finessed Everybody ... His Album Is Genius

6/8/2018 1:57 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West took us all for a crazy ride ... and brilliantly created that bizarre media firestorm as part of a diabolical plot to promote his new album -- so says Tyron Woodley.  

The UFC champ had always been skeptical about Kanye's outbursts -- including the one during "TMZ Live" -- and had been adamant Yeezy was putting on an erratic front to grab headlines. 

And after listening to Kanye's new album ... Tyron says he is CERTAIN he's right -- because he thinks it is the work of a pure genius. 

Woodley spells the whole thing out in this week's "The Hollywood Beatdown With Tyron Woodley" -- where he also blasts hecklers and finally addresses UFC contender Colby Covington ... threatening to beat his ass. 

Make sure to catch new eps of the 'Hollywood Beatdown' every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel

UFC's Mike Jackson After I K.O. Punk ... Hot Chicks & Pizza

6/8/2018 1:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mike "The Truth" Jackson says he's already got his victory party planned if he beats CM Punk at UFC 225 this weekend ... FOOD AND HOT CHICKS! 

"I'm knocking him out, man," Jackson tells TMZ Sports ... "I'm knocking him out."

Jackson knows Punk will be the fan favorite when they step in the Octagon since it's all going down in Punk's hometown of Chicago ... but Mike says all the fans in the world can't save CM. 

"These people can't fight for him. He can't tag them in."

Afterward, Jackson says he ain't about to hit the clubs -- he wants some delicious Chicago-style pizza to go along with his W.

Obviously, CM Punk will try his best to spoil the meal ... 

Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' Claims Baby Mama Spit on Him During Fight Over Kid & Dog

6/8/2018 11:15 AM PDT
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Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' got into a heated argument with his baby mama over their child and their dead dog ... and it ended with his baby mama allegedly spitting on him ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Ronnie's baby mama, Jen Harley, called cops on him Thursday night to report their argument at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, but when they showed up around 10 PM she was nowhere to be found.

Cops say they interviewed multiple witnesses and Ronnie, and were told Jen punched him in the head, and spit on him ... then took off. We're told she is now the suspect of a battery.

Ronnie told police they'd been arguing since Wednesday when he found their dog dead at the bottom of their pool. Ronnie and Jen live in the Vegas area. Our "Jersey Shore" sources say they'd also been bickering about who was taking care of their daughter, and things came to a head at Planet Hollywood.

As we reported ... Ronnie nearly came to blows with a guy in Vegas Wednesday at the Flamingo. He's currently shooting season 2 of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation."

We're told detectives will hand the case over to the D.A.'s Office to decide if Jen gets charged. 

UFC's Mickey Gall CM Punk's A Liar 'He Don't Want A Rematch'

6/7/2018 2:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

CM Punk says he would LOVE to get back in the cage with Mickey Gall ever since he got destroyed in their tilt two years ago ... but Gall says Punk's a liar -- telling TMZ Sports, "HE DON'T WANT THAT!!"

Gall is convinced Punk's been talking about running it back knowin' damn well the UFC won't let the former WWE star back in the Octagon with him and let him get his ass kicked AGAIN.

"I think he's a liar. I think he's a liar. I don't think he actually wants that," Mickey told us.

"I don't think they'll let that happen to him again."

BUT ... Gall says there is a scenario where he WOULD give Punk a rematch -- and it involves CM's bout with Mike Jackson at UFC 225 this weekend.

Speaking of which ... having beaten both Punk and Jackson in the past couple years -- we had to ask Mickey for his take on who'll win Saturday night ... and his answer might surprise you!!

Justin Bieber Sued For Brawl In Cleveland ... During NBA Finals

6/7/2018 10:18 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:50 PM PT -- The Biebs' manager, Scooter Braun, says ... Cannon's claim is "completely false and a fabrication from a man who tried to push for money for the last several years." Braun says he's disgusted Tobias is bringing race into the situation and denies Justin said anything racist.

He adds ... "This is a smear tactic to get money and it’s gross ... and we won't be scared or blackmailed."

11:23 AM PT -- According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Tobias claims he suffered injuries to his head, neck and back ... also saying he lost consciousness during the fight. Cannon accuses Bieber of using "racial epithets" during the fight, but doesn't specifically mention what Bieber said.

Justin Bieber is being sued by the man he got into an all-out street brawl with in Cleveland after Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

Tobias Cannon just filed the lawsuit in L.A. against the Biebs, detailing the fight and holding the singer accountable for his injuries.

TMZ broke the story ... the Biebs got into the massive scuffle with Tobias -- a MUCH bigger guy -- outside his hotel in downtown Cleveland. You can see in the video Justin gets into what appears to be a heated confrontation before Tobias, rocking a Cavaliers shirt, throws a light blow to Justin's head.

Bieber responded with a right hook and then all hell broke loose.

As we first reported ... Tobias filed a police report long after the altercation ... claiming he was trying to settle with Justin, but he wouldn't play ball. Bieber was named a suspect in a police report, with Tobias claiming the singer's crew got in on the action that ultimately landed him in the hospital to treat a concussion.

Dennis Graham Goes Where Drake Won't ... Shades Pusha T!!!

6/7/2018 7:44 AM PDT

Drake's dad, Dennis Graham, is throwing gasoline on a fire that's supposedly extinguished ... by taking some shots at his son's rap rival, Pusha T

We got Dennis leaving Delilah on Wednesday night in WeHo and wanted to ask him something about Pusha. As we told you ... Drake's had a new diss track locked and loaded, but didn't release it after J Prince told him to stand down.

Dennis, apparently, didn't get that message. Now, we're not saying this even rises to the level of "Duppy Freestyle" ... it's more like Dad-style shade.

Still, Dennis claims Pusha's just not on his radar. Or so he claims.

CM Punk I'm 'Sharp, Ready, Focused' ... For UFC 225

6/6/2018 4:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

CM Punk says he's got a "gift" for his fans when he walks into the Octagon on Saturday -- telling TMZ Sports ... "I'm sharp and I'm ready and I'm focused."

Punk will make his long awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 225 against Mike "The Truth" Jackson ... it's CM's first fight since he lost his UFC debut against Mickey Gall in Sept. 2016. 

"I lost pretty spectacularly in my last fight but I learned so much," Punk tells TMZ Sports.

One of those lessons ... Punk says he needs to control his emotions and take his time when the bell rings -- "not try to hurry up and just enjoy being in there."

UFC champ Tyron Woodley previously told us Punk has been busting his ass like a maniac in the gym ever since his first fight ... sometimes working out 3 or 4 times a day. 

Punk says he's "hyper-focused" on getting a win ... but that's not the only measure of success. The most important thing is to grow and get better as a fighter. 

And if he wins ... Punk says he'd be down for a rematch with Gall -- but don't get it twisted, he's laser-focused on Jackson. 

There's more ... Punk also says he's had a "real hard emotional couple of weeks" -- a reference to the WWE doctor who sued him over negative comments Punk made back in 2014. 

Punk won the case on Tuesday -- but says he's already put it past him and can't wait to fight on Saturday

Tekashi69 Blames Chief Keef's Music for Shooting ... Throws Jab at J. Cole

6/6/2018 12:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 is distancing himself from any involvement in the attempted shooting of Chief Keef, and says Keef's got no one to blame ... but himself. 

The Brooklyn rapper told us Wednesday, on "TMZ Live," Keef's a gangsta rapper who promotes violence ... and claimed that's the real reason he's getting heat on the streets. As we reported, shots were fired at Keef last weekend in NYC, but missed. 

6ix9ine insists the violence isn't coming from him ... and claims he's never even shot a gun.

But, you've gotta see his reaction to all the violence around him lately. Tekashi says it's just part of life for rappers, and ditto for fans. And then -- because the Keef beef isn't enough -- he hurled a shot at J. Cole and his fans!

Zero you-know-whats given.

Vasyl Lomachenko Yeah, I'll Fight Gervonta Davis ... But, Here's the Catch

6/4/2018 1:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Vasyl Lomachenko tells TMZ Sports ... he's 100% down to fight Gervonta Davis in December when he recovers from shoulder surgery -- but ONLY if Davis comes up to his weight class. 

The Ukrainian superstar was out shopping in Beverly Hills -- just one month after winning the WBA lightweight title over Jorge Linares ... and told us he's already thinking about his next fight! 

Lomachenko says he knows he'll probably fight Mikey Garcia down the line ... but Davis is a realistic opponent for December. 

Davis is the IBF and WBA super featherweight champ ... but Lomachenko says he won't go down to Gervonta's class to fight him there -- Tank needs to come up to 135. 

Could be a huge fight ... so, stay tuned on that one. 

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