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Wilder vs. Joshua Fight Negotiations Are Happening ... Deontay Confirms

11/19/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Deontay Wilder says official negotiations to get him and Anthony Joshua in the ring are "most definitely" underway ... and it's only a matter of time before the world's top 2 heavyweights throw down.

"My people have met their people and they're actually gonna meet again as well, too. It's getting closer," Wilder told the guys on the TMZ Sports TV show.

But there's a catch -- Deontay says Joshua is probably gonna take "a warm-up fight" to get ready for that action ... so it might be a minute before the Bronze Bomber gets his shot at the unified world champ.

But no matter how long he's gotta wait, his message to Anthony's the same -- "Stop being scared and just agree to the fight."

T.J. Dillashaw Hey, Cody Garbrandt ... Van Damme Can't Save You

11/19/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

T.J. Dillashaw says Cody Garbrandt can get as many lessons from Jean-Claude Van Damme as he wants ... 'cause not even "The Kickboxer" can make him the better fighter. 

We told the T.J. -- the UFC bantamweight champ -- about sensei JCVD's trip to Cody's training center in Sacramento ... where he schooled Garbrandt, Urijah Faber and other fighters on the art of the kick.

Dillashaw thought that was pretty cool, but straight-up laughed at the idea of Van Damme actually helping his hated rival -- saying Jean-Claude doesn't know a damn thing about their sport!!

"I don't think Van Damme's gonna bring any wisdom into MMA fighting," T.J. said. 

WWE's The Miz Forget Brock Lesnar ... I'm a Waaaaay Bigger Deal

11/19/2017 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Brock Lesnar's good and all ... but he ain't an MVP WWE superstar like, say, THE MIZ -- this according to The Miz.

Here's the deal ... we got Miz chillin' in the Big Apple, and asked him to pick the winner of this weekend's "Survivor Series" main event -- Lesnar vs. A.J. Styles

Miz went with Brock 'cause they wrestle on the same show -- "Monday Night Raw" -- but made 1 thing very clear ...

"He is on Raw ... I am the whole show."

Video evidence says otherwise, but hey -- Miz gonna Miz.

Conor McGregor He's a Boss, Don't Punish Him ... Says Kimbo Slice's Son

11/19/2017 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

All the Conor McGregor haters can take a seat ... 'cause Conor was just being a boss when he WENT OFF inside the cage last week -- so says Kimbo Slice's son.

"Baby Slice" fought at the Bellator Dublin event where McGregor got violent with MMA officials ... and says the UFC mega-star should get a pass for his outburst.

"I think that was pretty funny, man," Slice told TMZ Sports. "C'mon. We was in his hometown, his city. He probably felt invincible, think he can do what he wanna do. Probably can there."

FYI, Conor issued a "sorry not sorry" apology on Tuesday ... and no official punishment's come down from the UFC -- yet.

Stay tuned ... 

Ex-CFL Player's Mom My Son's Stuck in China, Too ... Help Us, Trump!!

11/18/2017 12:08 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump's work in China isn't done yet ... 

The mother of an ex-Canadian Football League player -- who's now locked up in China -- is hoping POTUS can work his magic again and bring her son home, too. 

30-year-old Wendell Brown -- a former LB at Ball State -- was coaching an American football team in Chongqing, China last year when he was involved in a bar fight and arrested. 

Brown claims he was attacked and was forced to defend himself. He claims several witnesses corroborate his story. 

Still, he was locked up in a Chinese prison and put on trial. Brown is still behind bars while waiting on the verdict ... despite the fact the trial concluded back in June. 

Now, Brown's mother Antoinette says she hopes President Trump will get involved the same way he did when LiAngelo Ball and the UCLA basketball team needed his help.

"My message to President Trump is I pray you have enough compassion to help me with my innocent son that's detained in China."

Antoinette says her son has never been in trouble with the law before -- and she wants him to get home to his 10-year-old son who misses him. 

"It's been hell," Antoinette explains. "My son is like one of my closest friends."

Wendell's family has created a GoFundMe page for child care and other financial emergencies.

Tyron Woodley to Nate Diaz: I'll Smash You With a Jacked Up Shoulder!

11/17/2017 2:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nate Diaz ain't gonna like this ... 

Tyron Woodley says he's so confident he'll beat Nate's ass if they clash at UFC 219 next month ... he's willing to fight him with a busted shoulder!!!

"If there's any fighter that I think that I can fight with my shoulder not 100% ... it's that dude," Tyron said on "The Hollywood Beatdown" on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel. 

Tyron is rehabbing a labrum tear -- but says he's not worried about it one bit. 

There's A LOT more -- Tyron talks about the money he thinks he and Nate can rake in from the fight ... and why he's not even a little bit scared of Nate's famous Stockton Slap. 

Woodley also tells us if snorting workout powder is a real problem in the bodybuilding community after the death of Rich Piana

Plus ... Tyron gives props to Trump???? Yep. 

Nate Diaz Hits MMA Training Center With Tyron Woodley Fight Looming

11/17/2017 6:46 AM PST
Breaking News

After Tyron Woodley called him out Thursday, Nate Diaz went to his brother's MMA studio in Stockton, CA begging the question ... is he finally gonna take the fight?!?! 

Woodley announced on "The Hollywood Beatdown" that he already agreed to fight Diaz at UFC 219 in Vegas on Dec. 30 ... but he was waiting on Nate to sign his contract. 

Nate's been radio silent ... but he popped up at the Nick Diaz Academy where a jiu-jitsu class was in full effect. 

Unclear if Nate was participating in the training or just hanging out with his bro. 

One thing's for sure -- Woodley doesn't think ANY amount of training will save Nate if they do face off in the Octagon.  

Tyron Woodley Accepts Nate Diaz Fight 'Sign the Contract Already!'

11/16/2017 11:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley says a showdown with Nate Diaz at UFC 219 is "50% complete" -- and the only thing that's holding it up is "scared" Nate Diaz. 

"All you gotta say is 'Yes,'" Tyron said in a message to Nate on "The Hollywood Beatdown" show ... "Put the ink to the paper and we done."

Tyron says he's ready and training for the Dec. 30 fight in Vegas ... and says he honestly believes Nate is scared to fight him.

"Guys in our sport bump their gums quite a bit and they get you to think they're these huge tough guys ... they're these gangsters that they'll fight anybody, anytime."

"And then when you get in front of a person like me ... the crickets start to come out. They don't really wanna fight."

Tyron says it happened with Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor and Nick Diaz.

"Now it's happening with baby brother [Nate] so I guess it's in the bloodline."

There will be a LOT more tomorrow when the full episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" drops on the TMZ Sports YouTube page

NFL's Jarvis Landry Dom. Violence Video Released Shows He Pushed Baby Mama

11/16/2017 7:46 AM PST

TMZ Sports has obtained the video at the center of the Jarvis Landry domestic violence investigation -- which shows the Miami Dolphins WR pushed his baby mama while their 4-month-old child was in the back seat. 

Landry's rep tells TMZ Sports the contact was not a push but rather "incidental contact" during an argument. Nothing more.

The footage was captured by a surveillance camera on April 1 -- showing Landry confronting the woman in the parking lot of his Florida apartment complex.

You can see Landry initially push the woman -- she falls back into her car. Landry then snaps his arm at her and it LOOKS like he was trying to slap her.

The video was blurred by police -- but cops say in the raw version it's clear Landry did NOT slap the woman and was only trying to snatch a cell phone from her.

The woman had initially told police after the incident that Landry battered her. Landry initially told cops he never battered her and claimed she had "hit my body" and got back in the car.

But the video clearly contradicts that.

The woman later changed her story -- telling investigators she was just emotional from having a kid and insisted she "exaggerated" the facts during the initial call with police. 

Officials ultimately believed the contact was an accident and decided NOT to press domestic violence charges against Landry.

UFC's Dustin Poirier Still Cleaning Blood Out My Ears ... 3 Days After Fight!!!

11/15/2017 1:18 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE



Just how bloody was Dustin Poirier's UFC war with Anthony Pettis on Saturday??

Picture a Tarantino movie -- then put it inside the Octagon -- 'cause Dustin told TMZ Sports he was still cleaning plasma out of his ears 3 DAYS AFTER THE FIGHT.

"My hair was matted with blood ... my back, my shins, everything was covered. I'm still cleaning blood out of my ears right now."

Poirier says he could literally smell Pettis' blood on him during the fight -- and he ENJOYED it 'cause he's a straight savage. 

But Dustin's got a softer side too ... the lightweight stud's auctioning off all his "Fight Night 120" gear, with 100% of the cash going to the family of a fallen cop. 

Like blood?? Bidding ends soon!

XXXTentacion Sorry, Migos ... Turns Out You Didn't Jump Me!

11/15/2017 8:46 AM PST

XXXTentacion posted surveillance video of the alleged Migos jumping, and immediately had to apologize to them ... 'cause it turns out it wasn't them who attacked him.

X posted the security footage Tuesday, as well as a pic of the 2 guys who actually appeared to jump him. Neither of the guys are Migos members. 

As we reported, X initially thought one of the attackers was Takeoff, and blasted him on social media. He also posted a pic of Offset's fiancee, Cardi B.

For the record, the 2 alleged assailants were rockin' "Migo Gang" pendants -- but it's unclear if they have any real connection with the rappers.

X said to Takeoff, in an IG comment, ''From the Bottom of my heart I apologize to you, you only caught in the cross fire of your blood line, blessings."

Jean-Claude Van Damme Schools UFC Stars ... In Fighting Class

11/15/2017 7:52 AM PST
Breaking News

Jean-Claude Van Damme put his money where his mouth is ... when he showed up to one of the top MMA training centers in the world and led a kicking workshop in front of 2 UFC superstars!!!

UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber and Cody Garbrandt were both on hand at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento on Tuesday night ... where JCVD did his sensei thing. 

Jean-Claude has long talked about how he can make MMA fighters better -- and even gave TMZ Sports a tutorial in a gym parking lot back in 2016. 

Well, the guys at T.A.M. were paying attention and invited him over to teach class -- and from the looks of it, the students loved it! 

JCVD's 57 years old ... too late to take a fight????

XXXTentacion Alleged Migos Jumping Aftermath ... Drags Cardi B Into It

11/13/2017 6:04 PM PST

 

XXXTentacion says he got jumped by Migos in L.A. -- and even posted video of what appears to be one of its members walking away from the fight ... plus Cardi B's photo.

X went on an Instagram rant Monday claiming he'd just been jumped by the rap trio, adding they allegedly pulled a gun on him during the scuffle.

He then deleted almost every post from his IG page and left only 2 -- a video of what he claims is Takeoff walking away from the brawl ... and a pic of Offset's fiance, Cardi. He later deleted both posts.

Unclear what set off the alleged jumping, but whatever the beef is ... it's probably only going to get worse now that X got Cardi involved. 

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