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Josh Neer's Opponent

'Beatdown Video Is BS'

He Attacked Me After The Bell!

2/25/2015 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The man who got his ass kicked by MMA star Josh Neer is demanding a REMATCH ... telling TMZ Sports Neer took him down with a cheap shot ... AFTER the bell. 

We spoke with Patrick Martin -- a 6'6", 240 lb. amateur fighter from Iowa -- who claims he held his own against Neer for an entire round ... which pissed Neer off. 

"We went for 3 minutes. The bell sounded, and I turned around," Martin says ... "Then he shot and speared me and took me to the mat. It was a cheap shot. He was frustrated at how the round went."

Martin believes Neer's camp has the video to back up his claim -- and wants them to release it ... in addition to the 14 second clip that went viral earlier this week. 

022415_josh_neer_launch_v2Patrick also says he's NOT a heckler -- claiming Josh is the one who actually started the war of words that led to the fight. 

"It started because Josh was being a tough guy, disrespecting me. That's when I went on the Facebook frenzy, and asked him to fight."

So, what happens next? Neer says he wants to settle the beef the old fashioned way -- in the ring. 

"Why wouldn't I want to fight him again? I can take Josh. He's not a tactical fighter. I could go 3 rounds and easily beat him."

Hope Solo

I Was Domestic Violence Victim

At Hands of 17-Year-Old Nephew

2/25/2015 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022515_hope_solo_gma_launchU.S. soccer star Hope Solo says SHE was the real victim in a violent altercation with her 17-year-old nephew last year ... claiming the teenager initiated the attack, not her. 

Solo finally told her side of the story to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" -- explaining that she was struck over the head and concussed by her 6'9", 280-pound nephew. 

"It was a very scary night," Solo said. 

Despite her allegations, Solo was the one who was arrested that night after allegedly going on a drunken rampage. She was booked on two counts of domestic violence assault. 

Hope's nephew and sister were both photographed with bloody wounds following the altercation ... and a 911 caller told officials Hope was "f**king beating people up."

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Hope's nephew told police at the time he struck Hope with a broom stick in an effort to get Hope to stop attacking her sister.

The case was eventually dropped due to lack of cooperation from the witnesses.  

As for Hope's nephew, he and his mother released a statement saying, "It does a disservice to domestic violence victims to suggest that one's physical size is a determinative of whether one is an abuser."

Justin Bieber

Fan Says 'I Got Coldcocked'

For Taking a Pic

2/24/2015 6:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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may have turned over a new leaf, but not everyone got the memo ... because TMZ has learned a guy filed a police report ... claiming he was decked by security just for snapping a pic.

Steven Prince tells TMZ he was at FLUXX, a San Diego nightclub, Sunday to watch T.I. perform. He spotted Bieber in a VIP area and went over to take a photo.

Prince claims a security guard screamed at him and began shoving him, then punched him twice in the face -- on the cheek and jaw.  

The guy claims the club tried to make nice by offering him a free drink, but then kicked him out. 

Prince filed a police report and -- surprise -- he's lawyered up and plans to sue.

Sources close to Bieber claim there was an incident but insist the security guard did NOT work for Bieber ... he was hired by the club.

MMA Fighter Josh Neer

Beats Up Heckler At Iowa Gym

... Records It

2/24/2015 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022415_josh_neer_launch_v2MMA fighter Josh Neer -- who's competed for UFC and Bellator -- obliterated a local heckler at an Iowa gym ... dishing out ferocious head strikes ... and recorded the whole thing on video. 

According to the 31-year-old fighter ... a heckler named Patrick Martin had been "talking s**t about MMA fighters for a month" via text messages ... so Neer called him out on it. 

"I usually ignore him ... but this time I said, 'If you really want to fight come to the gym Monday at 5:30.'"

Among the harassing texts ... Martin wrote, "Lol you are a f**king joke! You will respect me though! And I hope we can be friends afterwards!"

The heckler -- who Josh says is 6'6" and 270 lbs -- accepted the offer to fight on Monday ... and as you can see on the video ... he proceeded to get his ass kicked. 

After the beat down, Neer went to social media and wrote a message directed at Martin -- "Hopefully he can learn a lesson and humble himself."

Danica Patrick

Gets Physical with Denny Hamlin

'Don't Be Up My Ass'

2/20/2015 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Danica Patrick showed quick hands in a post-crash confrontation with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin Thursday night at Daytona ... getting up in his face after he allegedly spun her out.

Patrick was FIRED UP after losing control of her car ... and immediately got up in Hamlin's face to accuse him of tapping her left rear ... and causing her ride to spin out in the first place.

The clash was intense -- with Danica grabbing Denny by the chest ... and Denny trying to explain that it wasn't intentional.

At one point, Denny tried to explain that he's her friend -- and no one has her back like he does -- but Danica doesn't let him off the hook.

Question is ... if the roles were reversed and Denny grabbed Danica ... ya gotta think Denny would be in a world of trouble this morning.

There's clearly a double standard. Everybody okay with that?

Afroman Assault Victim

That Knockout Is Gonna Cost Him ...

Preps for Lawsuit

2/20/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021715_afroman_facebook_launchThe woman Afromansucker punched during a concert this week is getting ready to strike back ... in court. 

TMZ has learned the woman -- a 21-year-old named Haley -- hired an attorney ... who tells us Haley suffered multiple injuries to her neck, jaw and back after the attack. 

Her lawyer Tim Holleman also thinks she may have suffered a mild concussion ... since she doesn't remember the punch. Even though our video shows Haley wandering on stage -- Holleman says the venue should bear some responsibility since security did nothing to remove her. Especially since Afroman has a violent history with fans.  

Holleman adds ... he's not buying Afroman's claim he didn't know Haley was a woman ... because Afroman saw her when she got on stage -- something the video seems to prove.

Haley's attorney says she's already racked up medical bills, and she'll be seeking reimbursement ... if they go forward with a lawsuit.  

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Nik Richie vs. Dan Bilzerian

EPIC CAKE BEATDOWN

One Step Closer to Boxing?

2/20/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

nik-richie-launchInternet playboys Nik Richie and Dan Bilzerian have been trading barbs online for months and they finally came to blows Wednesday night … well, not really … but it's hysterical anyway. 

Richie was celebrating his birthday at Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas when the club brought him out a birthday cake … with Bilzerian's bearded mug on it.

Rather than blow out the candles and cut the cake, Richie put on a pair of boxing gloves and pummeled it. 

NR and DB have been going back and forth for months about fighting -- Nik wants a boxing match, Dan wants it MMA. The stakes? In the hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Bilzerian tells TMZ, "If I ever got a birthday cake with another dude on it, so I could hit it with a boxing glove after I had refused to fight him for 200K, I'd know I lost at life." 

There are no winners here.

Afroman

Losing Tour Dates

After Punching Fan

2/19/2015 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

When Afroman knocked out that fan on stage, he also KO'd a bunch of his upcoming tour dates -- because some of the venues don't take kindly to violence against women. 

The rapper had 7 dates scheduled in the coming weeks, but we've learned 3 venues have already cancelled. One of them ... Ziggy's By the Sea in Wilmington, NC ... tells us they have a very Christian audience that won't tolerate the kinda thing that went down Tuesday night in Biloxi, MS.

We also called Park Street Saloon in Hilliard, OH ... and we're told they cancelled Afroman's show two minutes after seeing the video. 

Another venue told us it's still on the fence -- however, 2 others say they're going forward with the scheduled shows.

Afroman actually played Wednesday night in Georgia, and says ... "The venue supported with excellent security and everyone had a great time."

On TMZ Live he said he plans to get help for his anger

Afroman on TMZ Live

'I Was Wrong'

For Punching Female Fan

2/18/2015 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Afroman says he's headed for inpatient anger management rehab and is remorseful for viciously striking a woman at his concert Tuesday.

Afroman went on "TMZ Live" and said he was wrong to do what he did, but then he blamed a heckler and the girl who was onstage for being there.

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Check out the video ... it's interesting. Afroman clearly regrets what he did, but thinks the blame is shared.

The full interview is on "TMZ Live" on TV, and Afroman tells us it's not the first time he's gone after a fan ... he did it in December in Cincinnati. 

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Afroman

UNLOADS Devastating Punch on Female Fan

Arrested on Scene

2/17/2015 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021715_afroman_facebook_launch_v2Cops hauled Afroman off stage, and he knows why -- because he punched a female fan in the face ... instead of getting high -- and the video of the incident is brutal.

The rapper was performing in Biloxi, Mississippi Tuesday night when the woman somehow got on stage and started dancing next to Afroman -- and then suddenly, without warning ... he turned and landed a right-handed haymaker to her face.

He obliterated the woman ... who went down hard -- but Afroman kept on performing. Witnesses say she was bleeding and crying, but somehow she managed to get up on her own. 

Cops eventually stopped the show, escorted him off stage, and arrested him outside the venue. He was booked for assault.

0217-afroman-arrested-TMZ-01Afroman's rep says the rapper had no idea if the fan was a man or a woman -- he just reacted to someone being on stage. The rep claims there was a lack of security at the venue to keep fans off the stage.

The rep added this is totally out of character for Afroman ... who was released late Tuesday after paying a $330 bond.

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Wiz Khalifa

Amber Slacks as a Mom

Wants More Custody

2/17/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216-wiz-khalifa-amber-rose-child-custody-TMZ-01Wiz Khalifa is gunning for more custody of his 1-year-old son, because he believes Amber Rose is a bad mom ... according to documents obtained by TMZ.

We've learned Wiz's camp has put together a laundry list of complaints, including:

-- Amber often stays out all night, requiring that relatives and staff take over

-- The family dog eats its own feces and then licks Sebastian's face

-- When she wakes up she'll play with the kid for 15 minutes or so and then disappear

-- Amber and her mom have a volatile relationship, laced with "shouting matches and vulgar exchanges," which upset the boy. And during the arguments the N word was hurled by Amber's mom

Wiz has not filed legal docs to change custody, but we're told that's coming ... which is why he's getting relatives and others involved to help him make a case.

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Ray J

GF Princess Love Arrested in Big Easy

She Hit Me Like a Hurricane

2/16/2015 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216_princess_love_ray_j-tmzRay J's GF Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly beating him to a bloody pulp.

Law enforcement tells us, it happened last Wednesday, after Ray J returned to his hotel after spending the night with TV producers at a strip joint. Ray -- who stars in "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" with Princess Love -- told cops Princess went ballistic and attacked him, cracking several ribs, busting his lip open and tearing his ACL.  

Someone in the hotel told cops they heard Princess scream, "I'm gonna kill you."

We're told Ray J ran out of the room and a hotel security guy saw him bleeding and called 911. We're told Princess was arrested and booked for domestic abuse and battery. 

And sources say Ray J himself bailed her out and paid $10K for her lawyer.

Rick Ross and Meek Mill

Brawl Breaks Out

During 'All Star' Club Gig

2/14/2015 8:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A brawl erupted between a group of guys who picked a fight with Rick Ross and Meek Mill at a club Friday night ...  so claim eyewitnesses who say the rappers got physical during the "All Star" weekend scuffle.

The eyewitnesses say Ross and Mill were in the same section at NYC's Liberty Theatre when someone threw a drink and the scuffle erupts.

We're told Meek threw a few punches and Rick seemed to confine his activity to pushing.  On the other hand, we're told Rick's bodyguards took care of business.

Ross was hosting the party and in the video you see Rozay standing near the fight.

The party was also attended by Oklahoma City Thunder player Dion Waiters.

Cops were not called.

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