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Johnny Manziel The Apology Note ... After Hawaii Fight

7/20/2016 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0720-johnny-manziel-apology-tmz-01TMZ Sports has obtained a pic of the handwritten apology note Johnny Manziel sent to the guy he fought with before a wedding in Hawaii last week ... in which he admits he "should never have done that."

We broke the story ... multiple witnesses tell us Manziel punched the guy in the face Friday night at the rehearsal dinner at the Four Seasons on the Big Island.

The next day, the other guy in the fight got a visit from room service -- a champagne and orange juice delivery with a note that read: 

"Truly apologize should have never done that. Know this won't make it better, but hope it starts the day off alright. Best, Johnny Manziel."

Sources tell us Manziel is adamant he did not instigate the fight -- but knows he shouldn't have engaged the other guy ... hence the apology. 


Johnny Manziel Hawaiian Punch QB In Island Altercation

7/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0719-johnny-manziel-tmzJohnny Manziel was involved in a fistfight at a fancy Hawaiian resort the night before his friend's wedding, TMZ Sports has learned ... but the QB insists he wasn't the aggressor.  

Here's what we know ... Manziel was at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island on Friday night when he got into it with another wedding guest. 

We're told things had been heated between the guys for a while -- but it all came to a head at the rehearsal dinner.  

Sources connected to Manziel tell us the QB felt like he was being hounded by the other man. We're told Johnny was adamant he was not the instigator. 

But things escalated ... and at one point during the altercation Manziel struck the other guy in the face.

We're told the fight was over almost immediately. We spoke with police who tell us they were NOT called to the hotel that night. We also reached out to Manziel multiple times -- so far, no comment. 

But get this ... the next day, the other guy in the fight got a surprise from room service -- a bottle of champagne and a note that read, "Truly apologize. Should have never done that. Know this won't make it better, but hope it starts the day off alright." 

It was signed by Johnny Manziel.

One more thing ... Johnny posted a photo from the day of the wedding with a bandage on his finger.


Brock Lesnar Fails 2nd Drug Test On Day of UFC 200 Fight

7/19/2016 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0719-brock-lesner-getty-01Brock Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance on the DAY OF UFC 200 ... this according to the UFC. 

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified the UFC that a sample collected on July 9th tested positive for the same substance that was found in Brock's 1st failed test, which went down on June 28th. 

"It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed," the UFC said in a statement.

Brock's UFC 200 opponent, Mark Hunt, has already demanded Brock's $2.5 million purse -- guessing this is only going to fuel that fire. 

Jon Jones I'm Not a Cheater 'Don't Write Me Off Just Yet'

7/18/2016 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0718-jon-jones-TMZ-01Jon Jones says he's NOT A CHEATER -- and says he still believes he can clear his good name. 

Of course, Jon was yanked from UFC 200 after he tested positive for 2 banned estrogen blockers -- which are typically used in tandem with certain performance-enhancing drugs to limit side effects. 

He has been temporarily suspended from fighting in Nevada -- and a hearing is expected for later this year. 

But Monday afternoon, Jon went to Twitter to plead his innocence. 

"Don't write me off just yet, I know in my heart that I'm not a cheater," Jones said.

"I trust in the system to help me prove it."

Jones' camp has suggested that he may have unknowingly taken tainted supplements leading up to the fight. 

CM Punk Blasted By UFC Fighter ... You're a Joke!!!

7/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

CM Punk doesn't deserve to be in the UFC -- and will likely get his ass beat in his UFC debut because he's not a real fighter ... so says UFC fighter Lorenz Larkin

Larkin has been a pro fighter since 2009 -- and essentially lays out why allowing the former WWE superstar in the Octagon is an INSULT to the sport. 

You gotta watch this clip ... Larkin throws the SHADE OF THE YEAR -- and says he'd be worried for Punk's life if the UFC ever allowed the two to square off. 

"The UFC doesn't have enough insurance for what I'd do to him."

FYI, Punk makes his debut at UFC 203 in September -- we'll see if Larkin's right.


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Urijah Faber Conor McGregor's Tough But Nate's Gonna Beat That Ass Again!

7/16/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Conor McGregor's on the fast track to ANOTHER ass whoopin' ... so says Urijah Faber who tells TMZ Sports the Irish superstar just doesn't have what it takes to beat Nate Diaz

Faber tried to help Conor prepare for his last fight against Diaz, but his advice fell upon deaf ears. 

Now, Urijah says ... despite all of the positive things Conor has going for him -- like toughness and skill -- a victory in the rematch is simply out of the question. 

By the way, we also asked 37-year-old Urijah if he was planning on retiring any time soon ... check out what he says. 

'Little Women: Atlanta' BIG Backup for Little Chicken Wing Fight!!

7/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'Little Women: ATL' star Juicy caught a plate of chicken wings to the face during a fight with 2 of her castmates ... and TMZ got the footage.

It all went down at a restaurant in May, and as luck would have it ... show cameras were rolling. Minnie and her mother, Tammie, were pissed Juicy didn't believe Minnie was pregnant and had miscarried.

It got so heated ... Tammie, who is NOT a little person, decided to go HAM with the chicken. The clip, which airs in Wednesday's episode, is an instant classic. 

Juicy wasn't amused -- she got a temporary restraining order against Tammie after the incident, but a judge later dismissed the case. Still, Juicy refused to film with Minnie and her mom for a month afterward ... and there's still bad blood.

UFC's Alistair Overeem I'm Takin' Out Stipe Miocic ... In The 2nd Round!!

7/14/2016 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alistair Overeem is so confident he'll destroy Stipe Miocic at UFC 203 -- he's calling his round!!! 

Overeem was out in Vegas recently when we asked about his big title fight with the UFC heavyweight champ in September ... a fight in which Alistair will be gunning for his 5th straight victory. 

You can tell his confidence is through the roof. 

By the way, we also asked the Dutch fighter to tell the best thing about Amsterdam ... and no, his answer wasn't the weed ... or the Heineken brewery ... or the red light district. 

Draymond Green Accuser Attack Changed My Life Forever ... I Want Him Punished

7/13/2016 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0713_Draymond-Green_Jermaine-Edmondson_gettyThe man who claims he was attacked by Draymond Green has already lawyered up -- and says he's demanding justice for the "unprovoked, unnecessary attack" that changed his life forever.

Attorney Corey Minor Smith says she's officially representing Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson -- who claims the NBA star attacked him outside of a bar early Sunday morning. 

"My client is a student-athlete who was punched and assaulted by Mr. Green in an unprovoked, unnecessary attack," Smith said.

"His life has been forever altered by the events of that weekend."

Smith says 22-year-old Edmondson is "fully cooperating with the authorities investigating this unfortunate situation" and welcomes a "full and thorough investigation."

One interesting note ... Smith insists Edmondson was punched in the face by Green -- and not slapped, as suggested by police officers who claim they heard the attack. 

Draymond Green Smiling Mug Shot Accuser Claims NBA Star Taunted Him Over Scholarship

7/13/2016 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


TMZ Sports has obtained Draymond Green's mug shot -- showing the NBA star smiling while wearing an "Attack the Glass" shirt ... after allegedly hitting a Michigan State football player. 

Green was arrested on July 10th after allegedly attacking 22-year-old Jermaine Edmondson -- a senior cornerback on the MSU football team. He's 6'0", 185 lbs. Draymond is 6'7", 240 lbs.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, at least two officers witnessed Green slapping Edmondson across the face outside of Conrad's bar in East Lansing, Michigan in the early hours of July 10th. One officer said, "The sound of the slap was very loud."

Cops say they spoke with Edmondson who says the slap was the culmination of a 2-day feud that began at another bar the night before. 

Edmondson told police he was hanging out with his girlfriend when Green bumped into him. Edmondson says he told Green, "Hey bro, you can at least say 'Excuse me.'"

Green allegedly responded by saying, "Do you know who I am?" ... and added, "I pay for n**gas like you scholarships."

Edmondson says 2 of Green's associates then began to choke him out right in the bar. He later noticed that Green's associates choked his girlfriend as well. 

Edmondson says he and his GF left the bar without contacting police -- and returned to the bar scene the next day to celebrate his birthday. 

That's when he ran into Green again -- and was confronted by the NBA star. Edmondson says he told Green that "last night wasn't cool" and Green started to poke him in the shoulder. 

Edmondson says he told Green to take his hands off him -- and that's when "boom I'm punched in my jaw."

Edmondson says he did not fight back -- and responding cops did not witness any retaliation.

Cops responded and he told officers his neck and face hurt and he did want to take further action against Green.

Cops arrested Green -- and say he was drunk ... with a .10 blood alcohol level. 

During the arrest, cops say Green ADMITTED to slapping Edmondson -- and said "he was sorry" and "wanted to speak with him to make things right."

As for Green -- he issued a statement to reporters Wednesday morning saying, "My legal team is handling it. It will be resolved really quickly."

"As a public figure, I just can't put myself in certain situations. It's something that I'll learn from and just move on."

Brent Grimes' Wife Anti-Semitic Rant Against Dolphins Owner

7/11/2016 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0711-miko-grimes-INSTAGRAM-01The wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Brent Grimes ripped into the Dolphins for cutting him and got a little anti-Semitic while she was at it. 

Miko Grimes -- who was arrested last year for headbutting a cop at a Dolphins game -- started bashing Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and GM Mike Tannenbaum ... who she clearly blames for Brent's demise in Miami.

She tweeted, "Gotta respect ross for keeping his jew buddies employed but did he not see how tannenbaum put the jets in the dumpster w/that sanchez deal?"

The backlash was immediate, although Miko insisted she wasn't being racist and said ... "Why would i want to offend "jewish" ppl?"

That's exactly what she did though. FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer -- who's done MMA training with Brent -- jumped in the fray, pleading with Miko to "please SHUT THE F*** UP! Sincerely, the Jew buddy of ur husbands." 

Miko's reply? "Suck my d***!"


Luke Rockhold Lots of Fighters Use Roids Still, Hard to Fool UFC

7/9/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former UFC champ Luke Rockhold is the latest fighter to say ... a big percentage of his colleagues secretly use steroids.

Luke was at Topgolf in Vegas when our photog asked about Jon Jones getting booted from the fight over a performance-enhancing substance. Luke clearly thinks Jon's a screwup, but doesn't think he's alone in what he did.

That said, Luke's clear the UFC is going after fighters who use these drugs like a rabid dog.

BTW ... he thinks Silva has a shot at beating Cormier in UFC 200, even with short notice. He has recent experience in that department.

Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Jock Strap Hits Auction Block Worn During Ali Fight

7/8/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0706_joes_jock_goldin-auctionsThe jock strap that protected the manhood of boxing legend Joe Frazier 45 years ago when he beat the GOAT, Muhammad Ali, is about to hit the auction block ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The jock dates back to Ali-Frazier I in 1971 ... known as, "The Fight of the Century," one of America's most historic sporting events. Frazier -- who, like Ali, was undefeated -- won by unanimous decision.

Frazier gave the jock to his buddy the night of the fight ... who held onto it for almost 40 years before selling it to a memorabilia dealer in 2009.

The collector hooked up with Goldin Auctions ... who will now be auctioning off the super rare item starting July 11th. Starting bid is $5K.

FYI -- a Nolan Ryan jock strap worn by the Hall of Famer during his 7th no-hitter reportedly once sold for $25k.

Best part about this jock? It's NEVER BEEN WASHED!!

Happy bidding!


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