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Conor McGregor Confronted By Paulie Malignaggi 'Bring Your Balls, Conor'

8/22/2017 3:08 PM PDT
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Things got real heated between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi at a fight media event in Vegas moments ago -- with Paulie getting right in Conor's face, teasing him about his balls.

Paulie kept repeating to Conor, "Did you bring your balls?"

Conor reached out and put his hand on Paulie's shoulder and said, "You got your ass whooped. Get over it."

Paulie is furious with Conor for releasing a sparring video from his training camp which showed him knocking Paulie down in the ring.

Paulie claims the video was edited to make him look bad. Conor's camp says that's BS.

Paulie will be part of the Showtime announcing team working the Mayweather fight -- but Showtime says it's not worried about slanted coverage.

Demi Lovato Tapped for National Anthem ... For Conor, Floyd Fight

8/22/2017 9:09 AM PDT
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Demi Lovato has signed on to sing the national anthem at the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26 ... Showtime has confirmed.

Lovato is a HUUUUGE fight fan. She's not only a regular at UFC fights, but also trains MMA at Jay Glazer's gym in Los Angeles.

She also just released her new single, "Sorry Not Sorry," last month -- so the timing is great for her.

Also, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are making a $200k bet on the fight (doubling down on their Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight bet).

Diddy has Floyd. Mark has Conor. Mark lost the first bet and paid the money to charity. Guessing it's the same plan for this fight.

Paige VanZant Rips Bloody Gash In Foot

8/10/2017 6:01 AM PDT
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WARNING: This is pretty gnarly. And bloody. 

UFC star Paige VanZant tore a massive bloody hole in her foot -- and the photo is pretty graphic. 

23-year-old VanZant didn't say how it happened ... but with rumors she could return to the Octagon at UFC 216, it's likely she opened the gash during a training session. 

Pretty gross ... but this kinda stuff happens. 

UFC 216 is scheduled for Oct. 7 -- and reports say PVZ will likely fight Jessica Eye

If her foot heals ... 

Conor's Ex-Sparring Partner I'll Train With McGregor Again ... Under 1 Condition

8/4/2017 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor's former sparring partner says he's down to put their beef aside and train the UFC superstar ... but there's a catch.

Chris van Heerden -- former IBO welterweight champ -- and McGregor sparred in May 2016, but parted ways after video surfaced of them training.

Conor's most recent partner, Paulie Malignaggi, quit Thursday under similar circumstances ... when photos leaked appearing to show P.M. getting knocked to the canvas.

CVH says he talked to Malignaggi Thursday night about what really went down ... and understands why he wants the full sparring video released.

Van Heerden says he's willing to let his grudge go and step back inside the squared circle with the Notorious ... but it's gonna cost him some of that fat $100 million paycheck.

UFC's Stipe Miocic Calls Out Anthony Joshua ... Let's Fight!

8/3/2017 8:30 AM PDT
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With Wladimir Klitschko calling it quits, there's another fighter who wants to step up and take on boxing superstar Anthony Joshua -- Stipe Miocic!

Wlad and Joshua had been working on a rematch after that great fight back in April -- but WK announced his retirement early Thursday morning ... so those plans are off.

But Stipe wants to take his place ... and with Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather, he clearly thinks there's a chance.

"Looks like your schedule is wide open," Stipe told Joshua on social media ... "No excuses, let's dance! #BaddestManOnThePlanet."

Stipe -- the UFC heavyweight champ -- is 6'4" and 240 lbs. 

Joshua -- the unified heavyweight champ -- is 6'6" and 250 lbs.

Stay tuned ... 

Floyd Mayweather I'll Make $300 Mil for McGregor Fight ... Maybe More

8/2/2017 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather is expecting to make more than $300 MILLION from his fight with Conor McGregor ... which would break down to more than $8 MILLION per minute in the ring. 

The boxer spelled it all out for Showtime's "All Access: Mayweather v. McGregor" -- explaining why no other professional athlete in the world is more bankable. 

"I mean, am I the highest-paid athlete out there? And just coming back? We not talking about no contract. We not talking about no contract for no 4 years, or no contract for no 5 years. I can do it in 36 minutes. $300 (million) or better. In 36 minutes."

Not a bad deal. 

As for Conor, the UFC fighter is expecting to rake in around $100 mil for the August 26 superfight -- but it'll be largest payday an MMA fighter has ever made ... so he's not complaining either. 

Tyron Woodley GSP's 'Scared' Of Me I'll Hurt Him Bad

8/1/2017 2:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley says Georges St-Pierre is ducking him because he "doesn't want to come in and take the concussion" -- in other words, "HE'S SCARED."

Woodley called out GSP after his UFC 214 title defense against Demian Maia ... but Dana White shot the fight down, saying St-Pierre will face Michael Bisping instead. 

Tyron says the politics have nothing to do with it -- it comes down to GSP being too afraid to get in the Octagon with TW because he's afraid of getting hurt.

Woodley says St-Pierre wants guys like Conor McGregor, Nick Diaz, and Bisping 'cause they can't deliver the same kind of blunt force trauma he can. 

"It'd be a tough, competitive fight, but it won't be something that's gonna hurt him. I'm gonna hurt him. He doesn't want that to happen."

Dana White I Spoke with Tyron Woodley ... We're Cool Now

8/1/2017 9:36 AM PDT
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Seems the war between Tyron Woodley and Dana White has cooled off ... with the UFC president telling TMZ Sports they finally talked things out after blasting each other in the media. 

It all started after UFC 214 -- White ripped Tyron's performance against Demian Maia. Woodley fired back demanding a public apology from White or else he would "start leaking some sh*t that people don't want to be out in the wind."

We reached out to White to see where things stand and he told us, "Woodley and I talked and he said he was just pissed and upset and didn't mean it."

We also spoke with Tyron who says, "We good."

So, water under the bridge ... at least for now.

UFC's Tonya Evinger I Want a Rematch with Cyborg ... I Can Beat Her!

8/1/2017 6:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

While most women are ducking UFC superstar Cyborg Justino ... Tonya Evinger says she wants to fight her AGAIN!!!

Tonya was leaving The Dime in L.A. on Monday night -- just days after fighting Cyborg at UFC 214 on Saturday -- and seemed to be in pretty good spirits after her 3rd round K.O.

Evinger told us she's not guaranteed a rematch -- even though she fought Cyborg tougher than any other fighter before her -- but says she'd REALLY like another bite of the apple. 

And why? Tonya says she knows what she can do better the 2nd time around. 

UFC's Luke Rockhold I Don’t Date Chick Fighters ... Too Tough for Me

7/31/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't worry about Luke Rockhold dippin' his pen in the company ink ... 

Despite nailing all sorts of hot women all over the world -- famous ones, wannabe famous ones, you name it -- the UFC star says he draws a hard line when it comes to banging female fighters. 

"I appreciate what the girls do. It's sexy at times even," Rockhold says ... "It's just not my style."

So, what IS his style? Victoria's Secret models. 

In fact, Rockhold hints that he's banging one on the down low right now ... and knowing this guy's history, we wouldn't put it past him. 

Wiz Khalifa Called Out By UFC Fighter I'll Make You Crap Your Pants!!

7/30/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brown and yellow?

If Wiz Khalifa wants to get the actual crap beat out of him, UFC bad ass Felice Herrig says she's more than happy to do the honors ... if Wiz wants to test his MMA skills against a real fighter. 

As we previously reported, Wiz has been doing some fight training in L.A. -- so, we asked Herrig to assess the rapper's skills. 

She loves him as a rapper, but Herrig says he'd need to get a big ol' diaper if they ever stepped in the cage 'cause the fight would be a repeat of what she did to her opponent back in June. 

BONUS -- Herrig also takes a shot at rapping the Eazy-E classic, "Gimme That Nutt" ... and let's just say she's a better fighter than a rapper. 

Ric Flair Kurt Angle Woulda Been a Dope UFC Fighter

7/28/2017 11:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

With The Rock revealing that he considered a UFC career roughly 10 years ago, we wanted to know which WWE superstars have the chops to compete in a REAL mixed martial arts fight.

For the answer ... we went right to the Nature Boy Ric Flair -- who didn't even hesitate when he fired out one name, Kurt Angle.

He's probably right ... Angle famously won an Olympic gold medal for freestyle wrestling at the '96 Games after he took 1st place at the world wrestling championships in '95.

Accomplished wrestlers tend to do pretty damn well in the UFC ... Cormier, Lesnar, Jones and Velasquez to name a few.

Still, we were talking this out in the office and could all agree on one pro wrestler we woulda loved to see in the Octagon -- Andre the Giant.

Jon Jones' Brother Backstage Confrontation ... with Cormier's Camp

7/28/2017 10:05 AM PDT
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Craziness behind the scenes at the UFC 214 weigh-in Friday morning -- when Jon Jones' NFL brother, Arthur Jones, got into a heated exchange with several members of Daniel Cormier's camp.

We spoke with Arthur who says 6 members of Cormier's team were running their mouths at him during the weigh-in ... so he started jawing back.

Don't worry, it didn't get violent ... but you can tell everyone hates each other.

As we previously reported, Arthur and D.C. traded insults following UFC 210 a few months ago -- they don't like each other either.

Arthur says Jon's sick of talking -- he's ready to fight.  

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