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Dana White Conor vs. Floyd in UFC Is More Likely ... Than Conor vs. Nate 3

2/24/2018 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nate Diaz ain't even close to a UFC comeback -- so says Dana White, who tells TMZ Sports it's clear to him that Nate "doesn't wanna fight."

Dana's so sure ... he says it's MORE likely we see Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather inside the Octagon than a trilogy fight between Conor and Nate!!

"We've been hitting him up since the last time he fought [UFC 202], offering him fights, and he's not interested in fighting," White told us earlier this week.

FYI, the UFC honcho also told us he's talked with Floyd's camp, but isn't "in active negotiations."

One guy who Dana says IS interested in throwing down right now -- Nate's older brother, Nick Diaz, who hasn't fought in over 3 years!!! 

There's more -- Dana confirmed who Tyron Woodley's next title challenger is gonna be (and if ya haven't already guessed ... it ain't Nate).

Tekashi69 Fights Like a Bitch ... Says UFC Champ

2/23/2018 2:39 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

If Tekashi69 wants more static in the streets, dude's gotta learn how to REALLY fight -- because UFC champ Tyron Woodley says the brawl at LAX was straight-up "embarrassing."

Woodley broke down the fight on "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- with special guest Raquel ... a self-described "International Hood Captain" ... and they're telling everyone why Tekashi should quit brawling while he's ahead. 

There's more ... Tyron -- a proud gun owner -- also gets into it with Evan about why the government better not come for his AR-15. Does he have a point?

Also, Tyron reveals the CRAZY monster truck stunt he pulled at the Daytona 500 -- and why he almost got arrested after the race! 

Check out "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- which drops every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel.

Dana White I Finally Spoke to Jon Jones ... Talked Comeback

2/23/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White says he and Jon Jones are finally back on speaking terms after Jones' failed steroid tests ... and he's revealing what Jon told him, including his thoughts on a comeback.

Remember ... Jones failed two separate drug tests administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency -- one before he was supposed to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200, and one after he fought Cormier at UFC 214.

Naturally, Dana was pissed ... telling the guys on "TMZ Sports" they still hadn't spoken since the first time Jon popped -- way back in July, 2016.

But now, it seems the UFC honcho and former pound-for-pound king are turning over a new leaf ... 'cause they caught up, and Jon told Dana he "absolutely wants to come back."

As for the when ... White says that's up to USADA, who still hasn't made a decision on how long Jones will be banned (he's facing up to 4 years).

In the meantime, Dana says Jon's "just focusing on training" and "looking to positive things" in his life.

The UFC prez also weighed in on Anderson Silva telling us "contaminated supplements" are to blame for his most recent drug-test failure ... and he didn't exactly sound convinced.

Chevy Chase I Didn't Throw Road Rage Punch ... I Physically Couldn't!!!

2/22/2018 12:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chevy Chase is calling BS on his alleged attacker's claim he threw a punch during a road rage incident, because he says he couldn't even lift his arm at the time.

We broke the story ... Chevy says he got kicked in the right shoulder during a confrontation with a pickup truck driver and his passengers. However, the driver claims the "Fletch" star swung first ... and the passenger's kick was just self-defense.

A rep for Chase tells us that's not possible because 2 days before the incident Chevy was walking his puppy -- who is around 6 months old and goes by the name Walley -- when he slipped on ice and fell. We're told Chevy had an MRI which found a small break in his right shoulder ... the same shoulder that allegedly got booted.

Chevy's rep claims he couldn't even lift his arm, due to the break, let alone throw a punch.

As we reported ... cops cited the alleged kicker for 2nd degree harassment with physical contact.

Conor McGregor Offered to Fight at UFC 222

2/22/2018 12:04 PM PST
Breaking News

Conor McGregor says he's ALREADY reached out to the UFC to fight in the Octagon again -- insisting, "I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out."

McGregor has seemingly just responded to Dana White's comments to TMZ Sports ... in which White said he didn't know if Conor would ever fight again because he's got sooo much money now.

"I am fighting again. Period," Conor says.

"I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need."

"I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in."

"On top of the fighting. I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ."

UFC 222 is scheduled for March 3 in Vegas. Max Holloway pulled out of the main event against Edgar on February 3 after suffering an injury. 

Tekashi69 Airport Brawl Triggered by Rapper Disrespecting Women

2/22/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 would have avoided a violent beatdown Wednesday at LAX if his crew hadn't mouthed off to some female friends of two other rappers.  

TMZ broke the story, Tekashi -- also known as 6ix9ine -- and his posse literally stopped traffic as the fight spilled out into the street at the busy airport.

One of the guys who attacked 6ix9ine -- Acie High (in the red jersey) -- tells us 6ix9ine has a long history of verbal abuse toward women and Acie is very clear ... he hated the guy for it.

Acie -- who's in a rap group out of Texas called Aqualeo -- says he and his partner, Priceless, were dropping some girls off at LAX when Tekashi's crew started hitting on the chicks. Acie says he and Priceless told the guys to stop, they wouldn't, so things exploded.

Acie says he always thought there would be a time when he would do a little street justice, and seems more than happy 6ix9ine and his crew pushed his buttons at the airport.  

#NoRegrets

 

Chevy Chase I Got Swift Kick to the Shoulder In Road Rage Incident!!!

2/22/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chevy Chase tracked down a truck he says cut him off, but when he tried to confront the driver he ended up getting booted to the ground ... according to a police report.

Chevy claims he was traveling over NY's Tappan Zee Bridge on February 9 when a black pickup cut him off. He told cops he thought the truck hit his car, so he flashed his high beams and followed it until the driver pulled over.

According to police docs ... Chevy realized there was no damage to either vehicle, but approached the driver to "speak to him about his reckless driving." He claims there were 3 other people in the truck, and one of 'em flipped him off. Apparently not "Fletch" or "Caddyshack" fans.

Chevy says he fired back, "If I were a lot younger I'd bust your nose" ... then one of 'em got out and kicked him in the shoulder so hard he went to the ground.

According to docs, the pickup driver claims Chevy tried to throw a punch first, and the alleged kicker was just blocking Chevy's fist ... with his foot.

Cops cited ol' quick foot for 2nd degree harassment with physical contact.

There was a 3rd party witness who, according to cops, pulled over because he didn't want to see an old man "get his ass stomped."

Tekashi69 Talkin' Gun Control, Violence ... Before LAX Brawl

2/21/2018 4:36 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 -- also known as 6ix9ine -- was dishing on some burning issues like gun control and projections of violence in rap ... just minutes before he and his crew threw down at LAX.

We got the Brooklyn MC Wednesday at LAX prior to his epic fight -- and he had some insights into guns and how they play into hip-hop.

It's interesting -- he explains why rappers flashing pieces isn't necessarily an endorsement of violence. Speaking of which ... he got caught up in some violence soon afterward. 

Tekashi also gives us his opinion on gun control before shying away from the subject altogether. In the wake of the Florida shooting ... he seems to be down with getting firearms out of the hands of children.

Tekashi69 Rapper in Massive LAX Brawl!!! Fists Flying, Cops Called

2/21/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Tekashi69 -- aka 6ix9ine -- and his crew got into a HUGE brawl at LAX that spilled out into the street ... as about 7 or 8 guys threw haymaker after haymaker.

The footage is insane ... Tekashi was about to walk into the terminal when someone started shouting and pointing at him. The 21-year-old rapper was urged to walk away by one of his guys, and when he did, the fists started flying.

Looks like one of 6ix9ine's friends threw the first punch, and then more people from both sides jumped into the melee. The NY rapper eventually joined his friends and the fight moved into the middle of the busy street.

Police raced to the scene and interviewed people on both sides. We're told no one wanted to press charges ... so everyone went on their merry way. 

Interestingly enough, 6ix9ine posted a video last week calling out haters who warned him not to come to Los Angeles. He came anyway, and it looks like the haters delivered.

After the fight, he told us he claimed the attackers were just trying to make a name for themselves, but as he puts it, "I'm still smiling."

Trey Songz Accused of Hitting Girl in the Face

2/21/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Trey Songz is being accused of striking a woman he was partying with during NBA All-Star weekend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the woman filed a police report claiming Trey hit her in the face Saturday night while they were attending a Hollywood Hills party.

She claims Trey got upset because she was talking to another man, and hit her during an argument. We're told she left the party on her own to go to a hospital, and talked to police soon afterward. We're told her injuries were minor.

The case will be reviewed by the L.A. City Attorney to determine if Songz will be charged. We've reached out to his reps ... so far, no word back.

The singer was sued in December for allegedly smacking a phone out of a woman's hand in a Philly strip club. 

UFC's Anderson Silva Blames Steroids Test On Tainted Supplements

2/20/2018 3:57 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC legend Anderson Silva is still adamant he never knowingly used steroids -- but says if the positive test results are accurate, the only explanation is "contaminated supplements."

Silva tested positive for two banned substances in a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency drug test conducted back in October. Silva is now facing a maximum 4-year suspension from fighting. 

But, "The Spider" tells TMZ Sports he would NEVER knowingly juice up -- saying it would be a "stupid" thing to do at the tail end of his career. 

His explanation -- "Maybe the supplements I'm using are contaminated."

Silva says his lawyers are still fighting to clear his name -- and he's confident he'll fight again

In fact, he's still focused on getting a fight with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. 

And get this ... if 42-year-old Silva IS banned for 4 years -- he does NOT plan on retiring ... insisting he'll still take a fight even in his late 40s because he loves the sport so much. 

"This is my heart. This is my life."

Tito Ortiz 'A Lot of Interest' in Chuck Liddell ... Only Fight I'd Take!

2/20/2018 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tito Ortiz is doubling down on his Chuck Liddell call-out ... telling TMZ Sports straight-up that he's down for a 3rd fight with the Iceman!

"I don't need to fight, but if Chuck needs to ... I'll be a good friend like he was once and give him a payday," Ortiz said ... adding that ONLY Chuck could pull him outta retirement.

The bad news -- Tito says he proposed Ortiz vs. Liddell 3 to a UFC matchmaker on New Year's ... and got shot down HARD 'cause they're worried about Chuck's health.

"He kinda looked at me and laughed and said, 'Chuck couldn't fight again! He's been knocked out unconscious 5 times! I guarantee you the doctor won't give him a license."

But that ain't stoppin' Chuck -- who tells us he's still training his ass off.

UFC's Cat Zingano Crushes Black Bikini ... Before UFC Return

2/19/2018 10:40 AM PST
Breaking News

Here's UFC killer Cat Zingano SLAYING a black spaghetti string bikini -- proving she's coming back to the cage jacked and ready to rock at UFC 222.

"Strong. Motivated. Focused. Mean. Ready," Zingano captioned the photo ... a selfie with inspirational messages scribbled across her mirror. 

But this ain't just any mirror selfie -- it speaks volumes for Cat, a single mom who lost her husband to suicide in 2014. Since then, she's struggled with staying in shape and finding the motivation to fight. 

Now, after nearly 20 months off, it's pretty clear she's ready to get after it again.

Cat's comeback ain't gonna be a cakewalk -- she's fighting undefeated Ketlen Vieira on March 3 in Vegas ... the same card with Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

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