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Klay Thompson Training To Box ... With Champ Nonito Donaire

9/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Klay Thompson can fight.

Just ask one of the best boxers in the world -- WBO Junior Featherweight champion Nonito Donaire -- who's training the NBA superstar how to throw dem hands. 

TMZ Sports talked to Donaire -- who's fighting Jessie Magdaleno on November 5th -- about footage we obtained showing Klay getting an impromptu training sesh recently at Top Golf in Vegas

It's good news, bad news for Thompson ... who Nonito says has tons of natural athletic ability. So, what needs work? Hint, Klay ain't Mike Tyson ... yet. 

Check out the clips!

Kelly Clarkson Fan Racist Cops & Security Beat Me Down

9/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Security guards at a Kelly Clarkson show dragged a female fan from her front row seat and roughed her up because of her race ... according to the woman, who's filed a lawsuit.

Andrea Ugalde says Staples Center security accused her of being in the wrong section, and asked her to leave. She says she showed them her ticket for the seat, refused to go and then things got physical. 

Security footage from the Aug. 2015 concert shows a woman -- Andrea says it's her -- getting dragged and carried by her hands and feet. Eventually, she's handed off to LAPD officers who handcuffed her.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Andrea says the guards punched and kicked her. She says the police hit her in the neck, back and shoulders.

0916_kelly_clarkson_concert_security_alleged_injuries_subAndrea tells TMZ she thinks she was targeted because she's Latina. She claims the first security guard appeared Middle Eastern and the rest of them were white. She's suing Staples Center, the City of L.A. and some individual officers.

Law enforcement tells us Andrea was arrested for misdemeanor battery that night, for allegedly fighting back ... however, the case was dropped for lack of evidence. 

We've reached out to the Staples Center and LAPD ... so far, no word back. 

UFC'S Alan Jouban Since We're Beating Up WWE Guys ... I WANNA FIGHT BIG SHOW!!

9/17/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

CM Punk may not be the last WWE star to get his shot in the UFC ... 'cause Octagon star Alan Jouban is saying he wants his crack at a wrestling legend ... 7'0", 440-pound Big Show.

Jouban is 6'0" tall and fights at 170.

We got the (very brave) UFC fighter out in L.A. and asked him if there was any WWE star he'd like a shot at ... since Mickey Gall made such short work of Punk. 

Check out the clip -- Jouban calls out Big Show ... saying he thinks he could use a stick and move tactic to outmaneuver BS and get a W.

Big Show outweighs Jouban by 270 pounds, that's more than The Rock weighs ... don't do it, Dana.

Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez LAX Employee Demands Get Off Your High Horse!!!

9/14/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0913-halle-berry-olivier-martinez-getty-01Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are rich celebrities who feel they're above the law ... so claims the lawyer for the LAX employee who, for the umpteenth time, is trying to get them to sit for a deposition.

You'll recall the LAX employee, Ronaldo Owens, sued Halle and Olivier almost a year ago after Olivier used a baby's car seat to shove him ... and it was caught on video.

That altercation was the last straw that caused Halle to pull the plug on her marriage. The divorce has since stalled, and we're told neither Halle nor Olivier are currently interested in moving forward on the divorce, and she's even holding out hope he'll get his anger under control.

Owens' lawyer says he's tried 4 times to get Halle and Olivier to sit for a deposition but he says his efforts have been thwarted.

Halle and Olivier's lawyer says he's willing to produce his clients, but only if they get assurance Owens won't go blabbing to the media about what was said.

Owens' lawyer rails back, "In this country, litigants are not afforded special treatment because of who they are or who they think they are."

Owens wants the judge to order them to sit for a depo ... or else.

UFC's Mickey Gall I Loved WWE Spoof 'Crappy' For Punk Though

9/13/2016 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC stud Mickey Gall says it was "an honor" to be spoofed by WWE after his fight with CM Punk -- but admits, it was probably meant to be a shot at the former wrestler. 

Gall appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Tuesday night on FS1) -- when we asked about WWE recreating the UFC 203 match at the "Backlash" Pay-Per-View event the next day. 

"That's cool, man," Gall said ... "It's an honor."

As for what inspired the spoof, Gall says ... "I think it's not so much me but their feelings against him ... so, I guess thats kinda crappy. But you know, hey, I loved it."

And, now that he's a famous athlete, we asked which Kardashian he wants to bang. Check out his answer. 

There's a lot more on the show tonight -- and Gall tells us which big UFC event he's campaigning to fight at next. 

Chris Brown Basketball Game Drama Was Security Beef

9/12/2016 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown went off at a charity hoops game because security was trying to kick his crew out ... a source close to CB tells TMZ.

We're told everything was chill at the Power 106 Celebrity Basketball Game at USC until venue security tried to remove Breezy's entourage, because they weren't wearing the appropriate wristbands. 

The argument escalated between venue security and Chris' security. The folks at Power 106 -- who threw the event -- say Breezy's security told Chris they weren't getting through to the other side so he stepped in. Chris got angry when venue security blew him off and disrespected him.

Venue security continued trying to remove Chris' crew, and finally the Power 106 staff stepped in and set things straight.

Chris' crew was able to stay, and his team won the game.

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UFC Champ Stipe Miocic I'll Fight Jon Jones ... He's a Nice Guy

9/12/2016 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones' wish to fight UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic may come true ... 'cause Stipe says he's absolutely down ... as soon as his body heals up. 

Miocic joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Monday night on FS1) -- and was asked how he felt about Jon essentially calling him out on social media. 

FYI, Jon tweeted after Stipe beat Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 ... "I'm starting to realize the hype is real with that guy. He's legit, it would be the challenge of a lifetime."

Stipe heard the challenge -- but didn't respond with the vitriol of Daniel Cormier. Instead, he praised Jones ... and essentially welcomed Dana White to make it happen. 

There's A LOT more in the full interview, which airs tonight on FS1. 

Tony Danza GGG Is Gonna Get Knocked Out ... And Soon

9/12/2016 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tony Danza is talking some major trash on boxing star Gennady Golovkin ... saying his undefeated streak will soon come to an end in the most vicious way ... by getting KNOCKED THE %## OUT!!

We got Danza -- a former pro boxer himself -- out in NYC when we asked his thoughts on GGG's latest knockout ... a five round beatdown of Kell Brook, where Brook's corner actually threw in the towel.

It looked pretty vicious to us ... but Danza wasn't impressed at all ... and told our guy he thinks Gennady's headfirst style is gonna put him on the OTHER side of a knockout real soon.

Check out the clip ... and remember GGG, he said it, not us.

Chris Brown Goes Off on Fan During Basketball Game Cops Step In

9/12/2016 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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8:50 AM PT -- The folks at Power 106 say Chris was yelling at a guy who was in a section of the arena where he didn't belong, and they support what he did.

update_grey_gray_barChris Brown was full of piss and vinegar at a charity basketball game Sunday, getting in a heated, prolonged argument with someone in the stands ... intense enough for cops to get involved.

Chris was at the Power 106 Celebrity Basketball Game at USC, when he became visibly upset. It's hard to hear what the beef was about because of loud music, but you hear one of the USC cops say, "I don't care who's here, get it straight."

Chris also refused to stand during Tank's rendition of the National Anthem. He didn't kneel ... he sat. And he was anything but solemn ... yukking it up.

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UFC's Roy Nelson Van Damme Coulda Fought UFC ... Dude's Legit

9/4/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jean-Claude Van Damme doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to MMA fighting -- he's a REAL athlete who coulda competed in the UFC back in his prime ... so says Roy "Big Country" Nelson

Roy isn't just an accomplished UFC fighter in his own right -- but spent some quality time with JCVD on the set of the upcoming "Kickboxer: Vengeance" flick.

And with Van Damme recently lecturing UFC fighters about how weak their leg strikes have become -- we had to ask Roy if he thinks JC could back up his tough talk.

For the record, Van Damme is an accomplished martial artist -- who won several fights as a teenager before becoming an action star.

There's more ... we also asked Roy how he'd fare in a showdown with Hafthor Bjornsson -- the MASSIVE guy who plays The Mountain on "Game of Thrones."

The 400-pound Bjornsson famously had a sparring session against Conor McGregor -- but Nelson says he'd get CRUSHED against someone his own size.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Out For Judge's Blood ... in Brock Turner Case

9/2/2016 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez doesn't care the judge in the Brock Turner sexual assault case followed the probation department's sentencing recommendation ... she's going for the jugular.

The California congresswoman -- who is running for U.S. Senate -- appeared on "TMZ Live" Friday and got into it with Harvey, who wanted to know if her plan was to scare judges into imposing sentences to appease the masses.

Check it out.

'Lost' Star Emilie de Ravin Battles Airline Over Breast Pump ... Gets Apology

9/2/2016 9:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902-emilie-de-ravin-getty-02"Lost" and "Once Upon A Time" star Emilie de Ravin says an American Airlines gate agent attacked her because she was trying to fly with her breast pump bag, but the airline is calling it a big misunderstanding.

American Airlines tells TMZ it's still investigating Emilie's claim she had one of her 3 carry-on bags forcibly ripped from her while boarding a flight Thursday at LAX. The extra bag was for the pump, which she's allowed to bring since it's considered a medical device.

Sources tell us the flight was at capacity and the gate agent wanted to have one of the bags tagged, but Emilie wasn't having it. She was eventually allowed on with her pump and the other two bags, but still went off on Twitter.

AA says it's apologized for the inconvenience.

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Georges St-Pierre I'm Ready to Fight at UFC 206 ... 'Sparring, Training'

9/1/2016 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre tells TMZ Sports he's training as if he WILL fight at UFC 206 in December ... and says Dana White needs to call his agent and book a match already! 

GSP was at the "Kickboxer: Vengeance" premiere in Westwood Wednesday night -- and made it clear, he wants to return to the Octagon in a bad way. 

"I wanna be [at UFC 206], but it's not my decision," St-Pierre said ... "I'm a phone call away."

GSP says he'll fight ANYONE -- from Tyron Woodley to Nick Diaz -- "If it's something people wanna see, no problem. I'll do it."

The 35-year-old says he's so laser-focused on fighting, he's turned down other opportunities outside the Octagon to train. He's even been sparring.  

Check out the clip ... GSP says his agent is standing by ... literally. 

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