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Tito Ortiz

Praises Dana White

... For Signing CM Punk

12/10/2014 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Didn't think we'd see this one coming ... but Tito Ortiz just fired off some COMPLIMENTS about his bitter rival Dana White -- praising the UFC boss for signing CM Punk.

For the record, Ortiz and White have been feuding for YEARS -- and the two got thiiis close to fighting it out in the ring back in 2007.

But despite the feud, Tito knows a good business decision when he sees it ... and told TMZ Sports that signing former WWE champ CM Punk is a solid move for the UFC.

"They're making money," Ortiz said ... "It's great for them."

The 39-year-old fighter also updated us on his own career -- saying he's finally calling it quits next year ... but there's one thing he wants to accomplish before he retires.

Check out the clip ...

War Machine

I Could've Shot Christy Mack

If We Were in Texas

10/4/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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War Machine thinks his ex-gf Christy Mack got off easy when he beat the hell out of her -- because he could have flat out killed her and gotten away with it if the attack went down in Texas. 

War Machine actually believes he shouldn't have been charged at all ... according to a jailhouse letter he recently wrote to a friend. TMZ obtained a copy, and in it he claims Christy is throwing him under the bus to protect her "image."

The ex-MMA fighter says Christy's friend Corey Thomas ambushed him when he entered her home back in August -- and adds ... "Even if I wasn't ambushed they still would have got what they deserved!  In Texas you could have shot them both and got off with that 'passion crime' s**t."

He's no lawyer -- fact is you can commit a crime of passion in any state, and it's not a free-pass to go killing people.

War Machine's facing 32 counts ... including attempted murder, battery, kidnapping, and sexual assault.

In the letter, he says he plans to sell "#FREEWAR" gear to pay his legal bills.

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Fallon Fox

CALLS OUT RONDA

Shut Up & Fight Me Already!

9/19/2014 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0920-fallon-fox-facebook-01Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox is firing back at UFC champ Ronda Rousey -- telling her to cut out the excuses about "bone structure" ... and FIGHT HER ALREADY!!!

Fox -- who was born a man -- is clearly upset with Rousey for saying it's "unfair" for Fallon to fight against naturally born women because she has a biological advantage. 

FYI -- Fox beat her last female opponent so badly, the challenger suffered a broken orbital bone, needed 7 staples in her head and may have had a concussion. 

But Fox says Rousey's argument is BS ... saying, "I really wish Ronda would stop with the ridiculous bone structure arguments. That was so last year."

She added, "[Rousey] should tell her boss to put me in that octagon over there at UFC."

In her statement, which she posted on Facebook, Fox continues ... "I'm quite sure that there are quite a few female MMA fighters who have guts to fight another skilled woman without peeing their panties and saying 'No, I wouldn't fight her!'"

"I think they may be a little more mentally tough and say, 'I'll fight a trans woman, just like I'll fight a lesbian woman or a black woman Etc.'"

Fox says certain fighters use the "bone density" argument to "possibly save face" if they lose to her in the ring. 

UFC honcho Dana White addressed the Fox issue back in March -- and said she wasn't UFC-ready (skill-wise) ... but said the bigger decision was up to the athletic commissions.

Ronda Rousey

Fallon Fox Has Unfair Advantage

But I'd Still Beat Her Ass!

9/19/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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091414_ronda_rousey_launchRonda Rousey tells TMZ Sports ... she believes transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox has an "unfair advantage" over naturally born women -- but she'd still kick her ass anyway.

Rousey was at LAX when we asked about Fallon -- a post-op transgender who was born a man and now fights with the women. 

FYI -- Fox has won her last two fights ... and beat her last opponent so badly, she reportedly suffered a concussion, a broken orbital bone and required 7 staples in her head (video below). 



Rousey -- the reigning female UFC champ -- says she's done a lot of research on the situation ... and ultimately feels Fox needs to be fighting with the men -- especially with the damage she's inflicting. 

But when we asked if Ronda would be afraid to get in the Octagon against Fox, Rousey makes it clear ... she fears NO ONE ... Y chromosome or no Y chromosome.

Christy Mack

First Public Outing Since Beating

9/14/2014 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Christy Mack says her recovery is going great ... and she's only a few surgeries away from fixing the damage done to her face -- allegedly by ex-boyfriend/MMA fighter War Machine.

Mack was outside an event for the Face Forward Foundation -- an advocacy group who support victims of domestic abuse -- when she gave us an update on her current condition.

As we previously reported ... War Machine pled NOT guilty to 32 charges -- including two counts of attempted murder.

Mack told police her ex came to her home Aug. 8th ... beat her friend Corey Thomas and then pummeled her --- breaking multiple bones all over her body and rupturing her liver.

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Sean O'Haire

Former WCW, WWE Star

Commits Suicide By Hanging

9/10/2014 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sean O'Haire Deadupdate_graphic_red_bar12:50 PM PT -- According to local police, O'Haire committed suicide.  He was found in his bedroom beside his bed, with a red rope tied around his neck and connected to the bedpost. His body was discovered by his father, who then called 911.  
update_grey_gray_barFormer WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire was found dead Tuesday at his home in South Carolina ... TMZ has learned.

The coroner in Spartanburg, SC tells TMZ a cause of death is unknown at this time, but no foul play is suspected. They are awaiting toxicology reports that might shed light on things.

O'Haire (whose real name was just Sean Haire) made his debut with the WCW in 2000 and along with partner Chuck Palumbo, was the final WCW tag team champions when the organization folded.

Once in the WWE, he was Rowdy Roddy Piper's protege, but when Piper left in 2003 ... O'Haire fizzled out and eventually left the WWE in 2004.

He eventually transitioned into kickboxing and MMA before becoming a hair stylist.

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War Machine

Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Of Christy Mack

9/3/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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War Machine is pleading NOT guilty to 32 charges -- including two counts of attempted murder -- in connection with the beating of his ex-GF, porn star Christy Mack and another man.

The ex MMA fighter entered the plea in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday morning where prosecutors added 25 additional charges to their original complaint ... including multiple counts of battery, strangulation, kidnapping, coercion, burglary, and sexual assault ... in addition to attempted murder.

Mack told police her ex came to her home Aug. 8th ... beat her friend Corey Thomas and then pummeled her --- breaking multiple bones all over her body and rupturing her liver.

War Machine eluded capture for a week ... until he was arrested at a hotel outside L.A. He remains in custody without bail. 

War Machine's attorney tells TMZ ... this is a case of "overzealous prosecution."

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War Machine

BLACKLISTED FROM PORN

After Alleged Attack at Porn Party

8/25/2014 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-MMA star War Machine took a stab at a porn career after he was kicked out of the UFC -- but was quickly blacklisted after beating up several porn people ... so says XXX star Brooke Haven

Haven tells TMZ Sports ... she invited Mr. Machine to her birthday party back in 2009 after they performed a sex scene together. 

But when he got to the party, Haven says someone hit on the fighter's date -- and things got violent ... quick. 

According to Haven, Machine didn't just ruin the party -- he ruined his shot at a porn career ... because after the "massacre," no one wanted to work with the guy again. 

Probably a good move.

MMA Robbery Hero

18-SECOND VICTORY

In 1st Post-Robbery Fight!

8/25/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The gas station robbery fight was NO FLUKE -- Mayura Dissanyake has serious MMA skills and he proved it in the ring last night by destroying his opponent in less than 20 SECONDS!!!

Of course, Dissanyake shot to fame last month when he beat the living crap out of 3 men who were trying to rob his co-worker at a gas station in Houston. Even UFC boss Dana White said he was impressed with Mayura's heroic actions. 

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Well, last night in Houston ... Mayura got in the ring for the first time since the incident -- and dominated his opponent Jamie Garcia in an amateur welterweight bout at Bayou City Events Center in Houston.

18 seconds. That's all it took. 

"Each time I was punching, I was thinking about kicking him (while he was down)," Mayura tells TMZ Sports ... "but I had to stop myself. This isn’t the parking lot! It’s not a street fight!”

The 24-year-old -- who still works at the gas station -- says he's been in talks to train with Blackhouse MMA (Anderson Silva's gym) in California ... but so far no contract has been signed. 

Still, Mayura tells us he expects to fight again next month. Stay tuned ...

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Chuck Zito

If War Machine's GF Cheated

She Deserved Beating

8/18/2014 12:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chuck Zito says he would beat the crap out of his girlfriend if he ever caught her cheating.

The "Sons of Anarchy" actor was leaving Coogies restaurant in Malibu when our photog asked about War Machine's brutal assault on his GF, porn star Christy Mack.  His reaction was loud and clear ... if she cheated, she deserved everything she got.

You gotta see his gestures as he describes the plan of action.

Apparently cops disagree ... War Machine is now in custody and faces 7 criminal charges in connection with the beating.

Porn Star Christy Mack

Free Facial Reconstruction

8/18/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Christy Mack Plastic SurgeryChristy Mack faces a long road to recovery after being viciously beaten ... allegedly by War Machine ... but a Bev HIlls plastic surgeon has come to the rescue.

Dr. Harrison H. Lee has reached out to Mack ... offering facial reconstructive work for free. Dr. Lee says he feels a special responsibility because he's trained in mixed martial arts and knows it should never be abused.

It's unclear if Mack is down with the offer ... but it sounds like a good deal.

As TMZ previously reported, Mack's porn star friends have been raising money on her behalf ... nearly $65,000 so far on GiveForward.com.

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War Machine

Dropped From His Own Clothing Line

8/15/2014 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0811-war-machine-instagramWar Machine no longer does Alpha Male S*** ... that's because he's been dropped by the clothing line he helped create. 

The company has a new owner, who wants nothing to do with the wanted MMA fighter, saying, "ALPHA MALE clothing has been taken over by a NAVY SEAL. We have NO affiliation with Jon/WarMachine."

The Alpha Male clothing website links to a site for Christy Mack merchandise, which weirdly still features War Machine.

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War Machine & Christy Mack

Happily Together

3 Weeks Ago

8/14/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Porn star Christy Mack and War Machine were still close enough 20 days ago that they were holding hands in public at an MMA fight.

TMZ obtained the pic taken in Temecula, CA while they were attending the fight ... and their coziness seems to contradict Christy's initial claim that they've been broken up for several months. 

Christy's family and friends tell us although the pair "officially" broke up in May ... they still consistently hooked up from time to time. The pic may explain War Machine getting jealous of Christy's new boyfriend Corey Thomas.

What it doesn't do is justify the fugitive's alleged brutal beating of Christy and Corey last Friday.

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