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Ex-Olympic Wrestling Champ Fights Ukranian Cops Gets Face Cracked Open

5/2/2016 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

How many Ukranian cops does it take to apprehend a 50-year-old former Olympic wrestling champ? 

Seven, actually ... plus a bunch of pepper spray and some batons. 

The man who got his face cracked open is Vyacheslav Oliynyk -- who won the gold medal at the '96 Olympics in Atlanta. 

Oliynyk was reportedly stopped for drunk driving after celebrating his 50th bday -- but an argument broke out and the guy made it clear he wasn't going to jail quietly. 

0502-Vyacheslav-Oliynyk-AP-02He squared up ... he put his hands on one of the cops ... and then all hell broke loose. 

After the brawl, Oliynyk reportedly told local media, "I admit I was partially guilty, I can’t tell you the whole thing. I’m partly guilty because I did not stop and I was ignoring the police."

"But I am not a criminal. As far as I can see there will be a court hearing and they will punish me somehow because they always do. However the fact that police let me go home on the same day shows I didn’t do anything that bad."

[H/T Metro]

'Property Brothers' Star Bouncer Tried a Fixer-Upper ... ON MY FACE!

4/29/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0428-property-brothers-bar-fight-jonathan-scott-TMZ-02"Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott ended up in a bouncer's headlock while he was hanging in a Fargo bar, and now police are investigating. 

Cops tell TMZ Jonathan was at Dempsey's Public House Saturday night when the altercation started. It wasn't much of a fight -- we're told the bouncer quickly subdued Jonathan.

It's unclear what started the fight, but cops tell us the bar was trying to get people out before the 2 AM closing time. Jonathan called 911 at 1:57 AM, claiming he was assaulted by the bouncer.

A source close to Jonathan tells us he happened to get in the middle of other people who were arguing, but had nothing to do with the situation. Cops say Dempsey's staffers deny any assault, although the photos make it pretty clear something went down.

No one was arrested, but cops say they're investigating and will review surveillance video to see if charges are necessary.

Dana White The Hatred Is Real Jones, Cormier Beef Is No P.R. Stunt

4/27/2016 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

There's nothing fake about the hostility between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier -- so says UFC honcho Dana White ... who says the hatred these guys have for each other was definitely NOT concocted for publicity. 

Dana -- skyping in from his PRIVATE JET -- joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 ... and was asked straight up if the feud between the fighters was cooked up by the UFC to help sell tickets. 

But Dana shut that down fast -- explaining, "They obviously respect each other as fighters but as human beings they completely dislike each other."

You gotta watch the entire interview Wednesday on FS1 -- we also asked if he felt Cormier crossed the line when he called Jones a "drug addict."

Oh, and he also told us about the sick in-flight meal on his private jet.

#ItsGoodToBeTheBoss

Cynthia Bailey & Peter Thomas Sued Over Bar Fight ... Evidence Is Shady and So Is Peter

4/27/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0427-bailey-thomas-tmz-twitter-01The bar patron who claims 'RHOA' star Peter Thomas assaulted him says the case was rigged in Peter's favor thanks to doctored video ... according to a new lawsuit. 

In the docs, Brandon Link claims Sports One Bar staffers and/or Peter tampered with surveillance camera footage of the incident. He also says Peter barked he was busy "working on some p****" ... when Link tried to talk business. According to Link, Peter screamed, "Do you think I give a F*** about your money!!" ... then threw Link into a chair or table.

The D.A. disagreed after reviewing the surveillance video and dismissed the criminal case. 

Link insists he suffered a concussion. He's suing Peter and his wife Cynthia Bailey for $225k in damages.

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones Is a Drug Addict

4/27/2016 11:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Daniel Cormier took things personal with Jon Jones Wednesday morning -- calling him a drug addict to his face ... and threatening to "beat that ass" at UFC 200. 

Cormier was responding to Jones -- who had asked Daniel what he'll say to his kids if they ever ask, "Daddy, did you ever beat Jon 'Bones' Jones?"

Cormier essentially said he didn't HAVE to beat Jones to get his championship belt because Jones eliminated himself by testing positive for cocaine. 

FYI -- Jones has said he's NOT an addict ... but admits he made a "really dumb decision" before the drug test for UFC 182 last year.  

The back-and-forth between these guys is nasty ... and multiple people in the UFC tell us the hatred is 100% legit.

So, how did Jones feel about the whole thing? He asked the crowd ... "You guys ready to see D.C. get his ass whooped again?"

Wladimir Klitschko Tyson Fury Is Raging Sexist Homophobe ... 'F*** YOU'

4/27/2016 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Wladimir Klitschko just told boxing superstar Tyson Fury to go F HIMSELF -- trashing Fury over recent homophobic and sexist comments ... and saying he disrespected Elton John.

Klitschko was doing a media event in England to promote his rematch with Fury -- he blasted the boxer ... saying the sport needs a champion it can respect, not a bigot like Fury.

"What comes out of Fury's mouth ... disrespectful," Klitschko said ... before summing up the comments Fury spewed out of his mouth in 2015. 

"That all homosexual men and women and pedophiles belong in the same place, jail ... that women belong in the kitchen and on their back."

"So, that's basically where [Fury] sees Elton John and The Queen."

Then Klitschko delivered this message -- "To people that say and think the same way out there ... and to you, Fury ... I want to say, 'F*** OFF!'"

For his part, Fury insists he's not a homophobe or sexist. But Klitschko just ain't buyin' it. 

Daniel Cormier I'll Crush Jon Jones ... 'Easy Work'

4/27/2016 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The smack talk continues ... 

UFC superstar Daniel Cormier is already predicting victory over Jon Jones -- telling TMZ Sports the fight will be "easy work" after what he saw over the weekend. 

Cormier was leaving 'GMA' in NYC -- where Dana White had just announced Jones vs. Cormier will be the main event at UFC 200 ... and told us he was PUMPED to get another shot at JJ. 

As for the "easy work" comment -- Cormier is referring to Jones' victory over Ovince St. Preux over the weekend. Jon looked pretty rusty ... which was to be expected for a guy who hadn't fought in 15 months. 

These guys HATE each other's guts -- and with more than 2 months until the fight ... the smack talk is only gonna get worse. 

By the way, we recently spoke with UFC star Dominic Cruz on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 -- and asked if the beef is real ... or just an act to drum up publicity. Check out what he said ... 

UFC 200 New Main Event Revealed ... Jones vs. Cormier

4/27/2016 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Conor McGregor is out ... Jon Jones is in!

UFC honcho Dana White just appeared on "Good Morning America" to announce the new main event for UFC 200 in July -- Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier!!

We kinda saw it coming ... so, it's not really a shocker -- but people are fired up about it. 

These two guys HATE each other -- and cussed each other out the last time they were face-to-face. 

This should be fun!! 

Dana White Nate Diaz Ain't Mad Working On UFC 200 Replacement

4/26/2016 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White tells TMZ Sports he's still working to get Nate Diaz to fight at UFC 200 in July -- and says Diaz can essentially fight anyone he wants ... with one giant Irish exception. 

"Obviously, I would like to keep Nate [in 200]," White told us outside of Mastro's in Bev Hills Monday night ... "Nate stands to make a lot of money in 200, I'd like to keep him in 200, but that's up to him."

Dana says Nate's not even mad that the whole Conor McGregor super fight fell apart -- insisting Diaz is "actually pretty cool about it."

"This is a fight that Conor was really obsessed with and Conor wanted this fight and Nate was like ... whatever." 

So, what's the plan? Dana says the ball is in Diaz's court. 

BONUS -- we also asked Dana which 3 UFC fighters he'd like on his side in a bar fight. His #1 choice is very interesting. 

'Wicked Tuna' Star Captain Delivers Beatdown ... Gets Arrested

4/23/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0421-tyler-mclaughlin-mug-shot-01One of the captains from "Wicked Tuna" got busted in port for smashing a guy's face.

Captain Tyler McLaughlin was charged this week for misdemeanor assault ... according to the Perquimans County Sheriff's Dept. in North Carolina. 

Cops say McLaughlin got into it with another fisherman last month near the docks. The Nat Geo star allegedly put the guy in a choke hold and punched him in the eye multiple times. We're told the victim suffered a broken nose and 2 black eyes. McLaughlin bounced before cops arrived.

Weeks later, McLaughlin turned himself in to cops, got booked but was immediately released on a $10,000 bond. We reached out to McLaughlin and Nat Geo ... no reply at all. 

Mariah Carey Shopping Trip Starts Le Brawl en Paris

4/21/2016 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When Mariah Carey goes highbrow shopping in Paris, you know what has to happen -- two chicks smacked up a guy ... on camera!

Mimi was fine, but the fans who rallied Wednesday outside the famed Alaia couture and perfumerie ... were all zut alors and sacre bleu!

Everyone seemed cool when MC strolled in -- selfies and smiles all around -- but someone must've photobombed somebody's shot, 'cause once Mariah got inside all hell broke loose.

French passion knows no limits. Sadly.

UFC's Dana White I'm Not Buying Conor's Retirement ... He'll Fight Again

4/20/2016 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Dana White is calling BS on Conor McGregor's alleged "retirement" -- saying he's very confident McGregor will fight again in the UFC within the next year. 

The UFC honcho just appeared on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on FS1 and said despite pulling Conor from UFC 200, he's "not mad" at the guy ... claiming, "The show will roll on."

And get this ... White said there is STILL A CHANCE Conor could save his spot on the card and battle it out with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 ... but there's a VERY small window of opportunity to fix the situation. 

Conor -- better move fast ... 

Celebrity Makeup Artist Busted for Stabbing Sister With an Umbrella

4/20/2016 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420-sharon-launch-instagram-02A big-time celeb makeup artist who's worked with Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga ... got arrested after cops say she stabbed her sister with an umbrella.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they were called to Sharon "Mama Makeup" Gault's home Monday in Santa Monica for a loud dispute. When they arrived, cops say Sharon and her sister had gotten into it, and Sharon's weapons of choice were a wooden clothes hanger and umbrella.

We're told Sharon connected with the hanger multiple times then picked up the umbrella and used it in a "stabbing motion." Her sister had minor scratches and bruises but refused medical treatment.

It's unclear what started the fight. Sharon was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

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