BJ Penn slammed his head against a solid wooden bar 3 times in anger ... before the ex-UFC champ went outside and got into a fight this weekend ... bar sources tell TMZ Sports.
We're told ... BJ was a "perfect gentleman" when he arrived to the South Shore Tiki Lounge in Maui on Saturday night -- but became agitated and at one point began banging his head into the bar.
"He was definitely aggravated at something," one source tells us who also says Penn did NOT appear to be drunk.
"He only had one drink. At first he was okay, then he was hitting his head on the bar .... and 20 minutes later he was outside fighting."
As we previously reported, Penn allegedly attacked one of his friends in the parking lot -- and reportedly injured the guy so bad, he was hospitalized for a broken eye socket.
Penn was later arrested for assault. Cops are still investigating the incident.
Ex-UFC Champ BJ Penn
ARRESTED IN HAWAII
... Parking Lot Brawl
1/20/2015 5:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former UFC champ BJ Penn was arrested in Hawaii this weekend ... after reportedly beating a man so bad in a bar parking lot, the guy was hospitalized for a broken eye socket.
Penn had been boozing at a bar in Maui with a friend when he allegedly began to get aggressive with other bar patrons ... and Penn's buddy tried to step in between and calm the fighter down.
But according to HawaiiNewsNow.com, Penn turned on his pal -- punching him in the face and kneeing him in the forehead.
Penn's friend was so badly injured, he was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a fractured left eye socket.
According to officials, Penn left the scene ... but was taken into custody at a nearby hotel. He was arrested for 2nd degree assault.
Story developing ...
August Alsina Brawl
Security Helped Singer Ambush Me
... Promoter Claims
1/20/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
10:30 AM PT -- August's people deny any ambush, telling us ... most of the people in the hallway were either neutral or WITH Loose Cannon Slim.
Further, they say August had no issue going on before Migos -- and claim the real issue is the promoter delayed paying August until 2 hours before the show. They say artists usually get paid as soon as they get into town.
August Alsina and his crew made a punk move when they kicked in a concert promoter's face -- because they waited until he was all by himself to do it.
TMZ obtained this new video of the brawl that went down backstage at a St. Louis concert ... and it shows R&B star Alsina actually did get at least one punch in on Loose Cannon Slim, the promoter. It was unclear in our first clip of the fight.
Sources close to Slim tell TMZ by the time punches started flying ... security guards for the venue had already detained Slim's posse following an earlier dressing room scrap with Alsina -- so it was never a fair fight.
As for why the fight went down -- we're told double-A was offended he had to perform before the group Migos ... because, in his mind, he's way bigger than the "Versace" rappers.
We reached out to August and the venue for comment, but so far ... radio silence.
At Non-Violence Concert
1/19/2015 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
*** WARNING: This video contains all sorts of words Dr. King would not approve of. ***
R&B star August Alsina has never heard of the phrase "Don't kick a man while he's down" ... because that's exactly what he tried to do during a brawl after a show to promote non-violence. Whoops.
The show was called State Of Emergency 2 and it went down Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. Proceeds from the show went to the Put Down the Pistol program.
According to our sources, Alsina got into it backstage with the show's promoter, Loose Cannon Slim, after Slim got upset at Alsina for showing up late. Words were exchanged and it seemed as if it would stop there ... until the punches started flying.
The video is crazy -- you can see Alsina go after Slim, who got knocked to the ground. One of Alsina's people quickly pulled him off ... while Fabolous watched from a distance -- holding his drink.
Animal Planet Star
Ex Claims Physical and Drug Abuse
He Says BS
1/19/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the stars of Animal Planet's "Battleground: Rhino Wars" just learned there's something actually more dangerous than a rhino ... a pissed off ex-girlfriend.
Azad "Oz" Ebrahimzadeh is under investigation by Memphis PD after Elizabeth Keister filed a police report claiming he punched and choked her during a trip to Australia last month. Law enforcement sources tell us since it happened outside of Memphis they can't do anything.
But Keister also claims she found drugs in his home he's possessing illegally ... ketamine and a bag with white powder, labeled "Viagra." Cops say they will investigate that charge.
But the Special Forces medic says she's full of it ... just a bitter ex who embarrassed him by getting wasted in front of his family during their trip. He denies striking her and says he has a DEA license for the drugs.
What concerns Oz most is his non-profit, VETPAW -- he says he doesn't want the allegations to jeopardize his work to protect African wildlife. He's considering his legal options against Keister.
Super Agent Drew Rosenhaus
Cops Called for Domestic Dispute
... Wife Says Gun In House
1/18/2015 9:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cops were called to the Miami home of sports mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus Sunday night after a domestic incident with his wife ... who told cops she was concerned about a gun in the house ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We've learned ... Drew's wife Lisa Thomson (a Miami real estate agent) told police she arrived to the home after the NFL playoff games ... and was verbally attacked by Drew and his brother Jason.
Our sources say ... Lisa told police things were escalating quickly -- she claimed Drew's brother had called her a "whore" and an "alcoholic" -- and said Drew eventually gave her trash bags and told her to get her stuff out of the home and leave.
Lisa told police she was concerned because there was a gun in the home and called police as a preventative measure -- though she was clear no one ever threatened to use the gun ... or ever brandished it during the altercation.
When cops arrived to the home ... we're told they were able get the situation under control. No one was arrested and Lisa left without further incident.
Lisa and Drew were married in 2013. Drew represents some of the biggest names in sports including Rob Gronkowski and famously consulted on "Jerry Maguire" and "Arliss."
Multiple attempts to reach Drew and his brother for comment were unsuccessful.
Les Twins Dancer
During Dance Off
1/17/2015 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dance duo Les Twins -- featured on Beyonce/Jay Z's recent tour -- were embroiled in an intense dance battle Friday ... it got so heated one of them got punched in the face!
The twins were competing at Revolution Lounge in Las Vegas ... and the person who shot the video says Laurent and Larry Bourgeios were trash talking with the opposing dancers.
Laurent eventually tries to make peace, but when he extends his hand he's swiftly gets punched in the face.
We're told the man who threw punches was booted ... and the competition ended with no winner.
Calls to the Mirage and Les Twins went unreturned.
Check out the dancers in action during the "On the Run" tour -- pretty impressive.
Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler
Arrested Over Death Threat
1/16/2015 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were handcuffed and thrown in the back of squad cars for making criminal threats against each other ... she claimed he threatened to kill her, and he claimed
she threatened him right back.
It happened last month, but we just got the legal docs. On December 7, the two got into a verbal fight over a reality show Travis wants to do with their 2 kids. It's surprising, but the former couple STILL live under the same roof.
According to the docs -- which were filed by Shanna so the family could be evaluated for a possible custody change -- Travis said, "If I could, I'd put a bullet in your head." She then called the cops, who came to their L.A. home. Travis then told cops Shanna threatened to have her boyfriend come and beat him up.
They were then both cuffed, arrested and taken to the station.
Shanna told cops things have gotten extremely bad between the two of them. She said he would say to her, "F*** you bitch,' calling her a "f***ing piece of garbage and calling her "a cigarette smoking, coke-snorting bitch." She also has an email in which he said, "My poor kids have a whore for a mom."
Shanna says the drummer's erratic behavior started after the 2008 plane crash -- she claims he was suffering from mood swings while weaning off pain meds.
Sources tell TMZ ... charges will not be filed against either one. But, we've learned, The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services was contacted and they are investigating.
... In Bloody Fight w/ Son
1/15/2015 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wrestling legend Kevin Nash is officially off the hook in the Christmas Eve brawl with his son -- after cops determined "Big Sexy" wasn't the one who started the fight.
We broke the story ... both 55-year-old Kevin and his 18-year-old son Tristen were arrested at the family home in Florida after an allegedly drunken Tristen got physical with Kev.
According to the police report, Kevin took Tristen down to the ground hard after Tristen spit in his face. Tristen claimed Kev used his signature choke-slam move and caused him to black out.
But now officials tells TMZ Sports the State Attorney's office investigated the incident and determined "Mr. Kevin Nash was not the primary aggressor in this situation and that criminal charges should not be filed against him."
As for Tristen ... officials say he's not in the clear -- they're still investigating his role in the fight.
We spoke with Kevin's attorney Michael Politis who tells us, "Kevin is very relieved this got done quickly because of his career with the WWE and his potential induction into the Hall of Fame."
"He didn't want to be placed in the same category as -- for example -- the NFL player who punched his wife in the elevator."
Boyfriend of 'Mob Wives' Star
I Can't Look at Myself in the Mirror ...
After Stabbing Incident
1/14/2015 6:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
London Rene is healing on both the inside and outside following the stabbing/slashing attack last month ... but he refuses to even look in the mirror to see how his scars are healing.
Rene and his "Mob Wives" star girlfriend Natalie Guercio were out in New York City Tuesday night, where he explained to our photog he still has a long road of recovery ahead of him.
Rene says he has yet to return to work or exercise and says he has never (and will never) look at the photos of his gruesome injuries. In fact, Rene says he even avoids mirrors now because he doesn't want to see how he looks.
But above all else, Rene wants to heal up so he can go back to enjoying one particular activity. Considering he's a male ... we think you can guess what it is.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Knife Wielding Badass ...
Caught on Security Cam
1/13/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
We got the video -- Jamie Lynn Spears freaking out with a huge knife as she tries -- and succeeds -- in breaking up a sandwich shop melee.
TMZ broke the story ... Britney Spears' lil sis was in the Pita Pit in Hammond, LA last month when a female friend got caught in the middle of a bunch of guys brawling. Now we have surveillance video of JLS playing peacemaker ... while waving a 7-inch blade!
It's a wild scene -- she pulls her gf out of the scrum ... then, when the dudes keep going at it ... Jamie Lynn, mother of a 6-year-old, struts behind the counter, grabs the knife and waves it around. While she never cuts anyone ... the threat was enough to break up the fight.
Chillest dude in the whole mess though is the pita clerk who calmly blocked Jamie while calling for backup.
Only question -- why didn't she whip up a pita while she was at it? Big mistake, Jamie Lynn. Huge.
Arrested for Wine Bottle Assault Against GF
1/10/2015 6:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
8:33 AM PST -- Zimmerman just appeared in court, and now we know he was arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. He's been ordered to surrender all firearms and bond was set at $5K.
And get this ... Zimmerman laughed and joked with a bailiff as he signed court docs.
Trouble has found George Zimmerman yet again ... he is sitting in a jail cell without bail after getting arrested for domestic violence -- and cops say a weapon was involved.
Zimmerman was busted Friday night near Orlando, Florida. It's unclear who the alleged victim is but Zimmerman does have a history. Cops say they pulled someone over who claimed she had been involved in a domestic altercation with George.
Zimmerman was arrested back in 2013 for allegedly attacking his girlfriend and again ... a gun was involved.
The man who shot Trayvon Martin, but in the end was found not guilty, cannot post bail ... apparently the charge is that serious.
Zimmerman has had numerous run-ins with the law.
Man in the Middle
... of Drunken Cat Fight
1/9/2015 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two women got into a knock-down, drag-out fight over a big male star ... and if we asked you to guess who the male star was ... how many guesses would you need to get to David Cassidy?
Alas, that's exactly what happened back in September (sorry, our David Cassidy sources are slow) in Boca Raton, FL ... and it ended with cops and doctors.
According to police ... when they showed up, they found one of the women, Maura Rossi, with a bloody nose, trying to leave the scene. Rossi told police she tracked her boyfriend, Cassidy, to another woman's house using the "Find My Phone" feature on the iPhone.
Both Rossi and the other woman, Georgina Zahran, had the same story ... Rossi knocked on the door, they argued and eventually came to blows. Zahran had blood on her face and a few cuts and bruises from the dustup.
The women eventually talked it out and neither was arrested ... though Rossi did get taken to the hospital.
David is still with Rossi.
In the end, it seems like David said "I think I love you" one too many times.