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Meghan Markle Hires MJ's Ex-Bodyguard To Learn How to Kick Ass!

12/7/2017 2:44 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle is going full Karate Kid ahead of her Royal nuptials -- because she's hired Michael Jackson's former bodyguard to learn how to defend herself ... TMZ has learend.

Our Royal sources tell us Meghan has hired celeb security adviser and trainer Matt Fiddes to teach her martial arts and self-defense -- as well as to get her in shape ahead of her wedding with Prince Harry in May.

Meghan just landed back in L.A. Wednesday to spend time with her mom ahead of the holidays -- and we're told Matt booked a last-minute flight to Hollywood this week, so the training could begin STAT.

Matt's a natural fit for Meghan. He owns one of the biggest martial arts franchises in the world -- Matt Fiddes Martial Arts -- and works with tons of celebs, including Tom Cruise.

He's also got close ties with the Royal Family -- MJ was tight with Princess Diana, and he became part of her inner circle. Plus ... he's a Brit, so he'll be geographically desirable. 

We're told Meghan's endgame is not about fitness -- sources close to Matt tell us Meghan hired him specifically to learn self-defense. Sounds like she's supplementing her hostage training.

Hi-ya!

Tyron Woodley Conor Won't Ever Fight Again ... I Called It

12/7/2017 12:46 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor won't EVER fight for money again in his life -- instead, he's setting himself up for a BIG career as a movie star ... so says UFC champ Tyron Woodley

"I never thought he was coming back," Tyron said on "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... explaining he's got way too much money to risk his health against killers like himself and Tony Ferguson

But, Conor ain't going quietly into that good night ... Tyron believes all the crazy stunts McGregor has pulled over the past few months are part of a calculated plan to raise his profile for his next big career move.

Rita Ora ... the rumored bar fight ... the Irish courtroom drama -- Tyron says Conor knows exactly what he's doing.

But if Conor DOES decide to fight again, Tyron says he would "beat his ass any day of the week."

"I'll beat the brakes off that little thang!"

Make sure to catch the FULL episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" when it drops Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel. 

'Little Women: Dallas' Stars Kicking & Screaming at Reunion

12/6/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The "Little Women: Dallas" reunion show brought new meaning to dragging one's feet when co-star Emily Fernandez started a kicking match with co-star Tiffani Chance that sent heels flying.

TMZ got a clip of the fight, which will air Wednesday. Emily insults Tiff's boyfriend, but can't handle the comeback when Tiff fires back at Emily that her ex, Lontel, didn't want to have kids with her -- a touchy subject since theylost their baby shortly after birth.

As you can imagine .. they're no longer on speaking terms. Security had to get involved, as well as co-star Amanda Loy, who tried to defend Tiff.

We're told Amanda's not coming back next season, but not over anything to do with the fight ... she says she wants to pursue acting.

UFC's Max Holloway Conor Needs to Figure His Life Out ... 'Hearing Crazy Things'

12/6/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Max Holloway says he's legitimately concerned for Conor McGregor ... not because he's gonna kick his ass, but 'cause Conor could be throwing away his career.

We talked to Max coming off his huge win at UFC 218 ... and the featherweight king set aside his desire to call out McGregor to dish out some real talk.

"Go figure your life out. You're hearing crazy things about the dude, and I hope it's not true," Max told TMZ Sports

ICYMI, a rundown of Conor last month ...

-- Got physical with officials at an MMA event
-- Was rumored to have been in a bar fight (though nothing concrete has come out)
-- Pissed off a judge at a court appearance for speeding
-- And that ain't all

Holloway says he wants to avenge his loss from 2013 -- but it's clear he respects McGregor and just wants what's best for him.

"I hope we don't see another guy of his stature fall because of things that he chooses to do outside the Octagon, and even in."

Trey Songz Sued He Put the Smack Down on Me In Strip Club VIP, No Less!!!

12/5/2017 3:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Trey Songz treated fans like trash, and gave one of them the opposite of a VIP experience -- an alleged smack in the face ... according to a new lawsuit.

A Philadelphia woman says she bought tickets to meet Trey in the VIP at a strip club called the Vanity Grand Cabaret -- but claims the singer was hostile and disrespectful toward patrons all night. In docs, obtained by TMZ, she says afterward, she tried to snap a pic of Trey in the parking lot -- but he attacked her, smacking her phone out of her hand and into her face ... breaking her glasses.

The woman's suing the singer and the venue, claiming it knew Songz had a tendency "toward violence and negative interaction with the public."

As we reported ... Trey pleaded guilty to 2 misdemeanors related to an onstage freak-out last year. That was months before the alleged Philly incident.

The woman's suing for up to $50,000. We reached out to Songz, but no word back yet.

UFC's Sabah Homasi Referee Herb Dean 'F***ed Up' ... He Should Be Punished!!

12/5/2017 2:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Herb Dean's one of the more respected refs in MMA -- but UFC fighter Sabah Homasi says he F'd up BAD during his UFC 218 scrap ... and there should be hell to pay for his actions. 

"He knows he f***ed up," Sabah told TMZ Sports, "His facial expression was like, 'Oh, sh*t.'"

FYI, Homasi and Abdul Razak Alhassan were trading BOMBS in round 1 ... and Herb jumped in when he thought Sabah was out of it.

In reality, he wasn't even hurt ... and The Punisher ain't gonna let Dean off the hook, especially since he potentially screwed him outta some serious cash ... and also blew another call later that night.

"It's just mess-up after mess-up and it shouldn't be like that."

Sabah's gonna have a shot at redemption ... Dana White's already booked the guys for a rematch at UFC 219.

John Oliver to Dustin Hoffman You Pissed Me Off ... Now Let's Have It Out!!!

12/5/2017 7:39 AM PST

Dustin Hoffman got grilled like a cheeseburger when John Oliver tore apart the actor's response to claims he sexually harassed a crew member on a movie set.

Things got super heated in the middle of a TriBeCa Film panel discussion -- Hoffman started explaining his apology to the woman who claims he repeatedly harassed her 32 years ago on the set of "Death of a Salesman."

Oliver insisted the explanation was total BS, saying, "It's that kind of response to this stuff that pisses me off." It was ON from there. Hoffman fired back at the HBO host, asking why he believed all of the woman's allegations ... and questioned why she waited so long to say anything.  

It was awkward, contentious, uncomfortable and very entertaining. For the audience, at least. 

Cris Cyborg Bringing in Another Legend ... to Train For Holly Holm

12/4/2017 2:39 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Holly Holm better be on her game come UFC 219 ... 'cause Cris Cyborg tells TMZ Sports one of the top dogs in women's fighting is joining her training camp to help her prep.

We got Cyborg in Downtown L.A. ... and the UFC women's featherweight champ told us undefeated boxing superstar Cecilia Braekhus is flying in all the way from Norway to help her smash Holly (a former pro boxer) at UFC 219.

Cris got in some serious work with ex-boxing champ Mia St. John a couple weeks ago ... but Cecilia's a whole different animal (and a proven team player).

As for the fight itself ... Cyborg admits that she and Holm are cool -- but says that ain't gonna stop her from taking her head off!!

Nightclub Brawl Twins Catch Brutal Beatdown!!! While Rockets Stars Party

12/4/2017 7:04 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Houston Rockets 23-point thrashing of the Lakers was NOT the worst L of the night -- that dishonor went to twin bros who got obliterated in a massive nightclub brawl!

We got video of the insanity just as it started Sunday night outside Nightingale in WeHo. Unclear what sparked it, but it's crystal clear about 4 or 5 guys went off on the twins. Fists, feet ... even shoes were used as weapons -- and you clearly hear a chick yell, "I'm gonna cut yo' s**t!"

When security guards broke up one beating, another broke out just across the street. Order was eventually restored, and shortly after ... Rockets stars James Harden and Eric Gordon came strolling out of Nightingale.

We'd say they have horrible timing, but the Lakers would beg to differ.

Georgia Tech Football Player KO's Teammate AGAIN ... Round 2, Baby!!

12/4/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Georgia Tech football player who knocked his teammate out cold earlier this year ... fought and KO'd HIM AGAIN later that SAME DAY ... and we have the video.

TMZ Sports obtained video that we're told was taken only hours after the original fight -- where starting CB Step Durham landed a perfectly placed hook on the chin of Lance Austin -- turning his fellow CB's lights out.

Unlike the first fight vid, it's hard to make out the players' faces ... but we are told it's Step and Lance.

A witness to the 2nd scrap tells us that Austin wanted to run the fight back ... and redeem himself for takin' an L the first time around.

But, the 2nd round ended just like the 1st ... with a right hook sending Austin crashing to locker room floor.

We sent GT the video ... and they told us it was "All part of the same incident that our coaching staff was aware of."

Last week the university told us they disciplined the players ... but would not reveal the punishment.

French Montana Bday Party Drunken 911 Caller ... I'm Literally in Calabasas, Help!

12/3/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The woman who called 911 from French Montana's birthday party claimed someone loaded her up with drugs, then tossed her out of the house naked, but her biggest concern seemed to be getting out of Calabasas.

TMZ obtained the call placed last month from French's crib, where his 33rd birthday celebration went into the wee hours. The woman struggled to provide details ... first claiming to be in Beverly Hills, then telling the 911 operator she was texting photos. The poor operator had to tell the caller, several times, you can't send pics, ma'am.

When asked what's around her, all she could say was, "Calabasas."

The caller did drop some outrageous allegations -- claiming she'd been raped and punched. Law enforcement sources tell us responding cops found no evidence to support the allegations and made no arrests. They did find 2 women who'd been fighting and, as we reported, told them to leave.

The full call goes nearly 10 minutes, and you can click here to hear it.

Ricky Williams Me & Mike Ditka Are 'Homies For Life' ... Still Live By His Words

12/3/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports might've unearthed 1 of the biggest shockers in NFL friendship history ... 'cause Ricky Williams told us he and Mike Ditka will always be bros!!!

You remember the trade ... Ditka gave up 8 PICKS to draft Ricky to the Saints back in '99 -- but NOLA bombed and Da Coach got canned.

But Williams says he and Ditka -- differences aside -- are "homies for life" ... 'cause Mike's one of the few guys he can always turn to.

"I remember when I played for him ... he said, 'If you can count on 1 hand how many people you have as close friends, then you’re doing OK.' And that's been advice I've held close to my heart all these years."

If you're not into the warm and fuzzy stuff, Ricky also weighed in on the insane Aqib Talib vs. Michael Crabtree brawl ... and his reaction was kinda surprising.

Chuck Liddell Chael Sonnen Is a Damn Liar ... I Didn't Turn Down Crap!

12/3/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chuck Liddell says Chael Sonnen's claim that he turned down multiple offers to fight him is complete and utter BS ... and he ain't gonna let it slide.

"I've never been offered a fight with him," Chuck told TMZ Sports. "Never. No one's offered me anything to fight him. Not even a bad deal that I didn't take."

The Iceman says Chael's just up to his old tricks -- churning out fake news -- and he's got a solution to shut him up once and for all.

"He knows where I train at. Come on down! We'll see what he can do."

Probably ain't gonna happen since Sonnen's signed up to fight Rampage Jackson in January ... but it definitely looks like Liddell's prepping for somebody.

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