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Chael Sonnen To Ronda Rousey: Let Mayweather Train You!

1/17/2017 2:21 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

MMA legend Chael Sonnen says Ronda Rousey should DEFINITELY take Floyd Mayweather's offer and work with the boxing legend on her striking ... cause hey, she might actually learn something! 

As we previously reported, Mayweather says he's down to help Ronda out if she'd give him a chance ... despite the fact they've publicly feuded for years.

Sonnen joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Tuesday night on FS1) and explained why Ronda should forget the war and get in the ring with Floyd.

He does issue this warning ... just because Floyd's a great boxer doesn't mean he'll be a great coach.

But hell, at this point it couldn't hurt.

Bob Arum Floyd, Conor And Dana Are Full of It ... Fight Talk Is BS

1/17/2017 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Bob Arum is calling major BS on Floyd Mayweather, Dana White, and Conor McGregor ... saying all this talk about boxing vs MMA superfight is "absolute nonsense."

We got Arum out at Craig's in L.A. and asked him if all the back and forth between Floyd and Dana was going to end up in an actual fight ... or if it's just sound and fury signifying nothing.

Arum's the guy to ask -- he's made some of the biggest fights in boxing history -- and he couldn't have been more concrete about this one ... which he says ain't ever gonna happen.

We love you, Bob ... but here's one time we really hope you're wrong as hell.

UFC's Amanda Nunes I'm the Female Conor McGregor ... Maybe Better

1/16/2017 2:27 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Great video of UFC superstar Amanda Nunes ... strollin' through the airport with her 2 favorite things -- her girlfriend and her CHAMPIONSHIP BELT!!!

Amanda and Nina Ansaroff landed at LAX following Nina's big victory at "UFC Fight Night" in Phoenix on Sunday ... and they were both still riding high off the win.

Nunes also told us she believes she can continue to destroy people like she did Ronda Rousey ... and prove to be even more dominant than Conor McGregor.

As for Ronda ... Nunes says she doesn't feel bad at all for the beatdown she put on the UFC superstar -- but says if Rousey wanted to talk things out, she's down to have a conversation.

UFC Star Frankie Edgar 'I'd Like To See BJ Penn Retire ... He's A Shell Of Himself'

1/16/2017 12:45 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

BJ Penn should hang 'em up 'cause he's a shell of the dominant fighter he once was ... so says former UFC champion Frankie Edgar.

Penn, 38 years old, returned to the Octagon Sunday night after a 3 year layoff ... and was absolutely DESTROYED by up-and-coming star Yair Rodriguez ... igniting the debate, should BJ retire?

TMZ Sports talked to Edgar -- who fought and beat BJ 3 times -- about Penn's future in fighting.

Frankie doesn't hold back.

Mayweather to Dana White: You Used to Carry My Bags!

1/16/2017 8:42 AM PST
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Floyd Mayweather is spitting more venom at Dana White -- calling him a "small boss" who used to carry his bags back in the day.

Mayweather went off on the UFC honcho at the Barclays Center this weekend -- once again trashing Dana's $25 MILLION offer to fight Conor McGregor ... this time, he took a stroll down memory lane. 

"Dana White ... he was a player. He was a boss ... but he was a small boss."

"I can remember Dana White used to hang around me and Jeff Mayweather and carry my bags."

Mayweather says he used to be cool with White until ... "all the sudden he cut his head bald and he's such a tough guy. He's such a tough guy."

Just a few days ago, Dana told TMZ Sports why Floyd would be a fool to shoot down the offer.

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UFC Fighter Julianna Pena Amanda Whones? ... I'll Be Champ In '17

1/16/2017 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hope Amanda Nunes hasn't gotten too attached to the UFC women's bantamweight title ... 'cause another female fighter says she's 100% taking it in 2017.

TMZ Sports talked to former 'Ultimate Fighter' winner Julianna Pena, who's currently ranked #3 in the division and set to face Valentina Shevchenko on Fox later this month.

It's clear Pena has more than just Valentina on her mind though, saying she's gonna conquer not only her next opponent, but the entire 135 class this year ... and that includes champ Amanda Nunes.

Gonna be a good year in the Octagon, people.

Alberto Del Rio 'I'll Prolly Get Deported For Saying This ... Trump's a Dumbass'

1/15/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-wrestling superstar Alberto Del Rio says he's willing to risk deportation to voice his opinion about President-elect Donald Trump ... calling the guy a total "dumbass."

ADR went after Trump back in December -- saying Vince McMahon would be a better Prez. He also gave Trump the double bird. 

Now, with Donald set to take office in just a few days, we asked if his opinions have changed. 

Hint: They have not.

Del Rio also opened up about his new gig as President of Combate Americas, an MMA promotion that focuses on Hispanic fighters ... and why he's stoked to be the next Dana White.

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Dana White Hey Floyd, Don't Be A Dummy $25 Mil Will Pay Your Bling Bill

1/14/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White could not be clearer ... Floyd Mayweather has stupid written on his forehead for dismissing his $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor.

Dana thinks Floyd should be grateful to him for offering him enough to pay Uncle Sam and Pristine Jewelers.

What's more ... the UFC honcho thinks its ridiculous that Floyd is under the delusion he's worth more than Conor.

We got Floyd out earlier Friday, and he scoffed at Dana's offer

UFC's Tyron Woodley: Screw Conor ... I'll Fight Floyd For $5 Million!

1/11/2017 4:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Tyron Woodley says he REALLY does believe the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight will happen ... but if it doesn't, he's willing to step in for a fraction of the price!

Woodley joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Wednesday night on FS1) -- and was pretty strong about why he believes the two sides will hammer out a deal.

Still, Tyron has a message for Floyd -- I'LL DO IT FOR $5 MIL AND SOME WATCHES! 

Check out "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1.

BJ Penn's Brother Arrested In Airplane Bender 'I Won't Get Off Without a Fight'

1/11/2017 3:28 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0111-reagan-penn-facebook-02The younger brother of UFC star BJ Penn was arrested Tuesday after a crazy incident on an airplane in which he allegedly yelled, "I won't get off the plane without a fight."

Reagan Penn -- a former MMA fighter himself -- was on a Delta plane at LAX headed to Phoenix to see his big brother throw down at UFC Fight Night 103 when he got into it with flight crew over alcohol. 

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We're told Penn wanted booze before takeoff, crew refused to serve him and an argument ensued. He was eventually told to deboard the plane but he refused. 

Cops were called but the standoff continued -- and he allegedly told officers, "I won't get off the plane without a fight."

A witness tells us Penn commented that his brother would "kick his ass" if he didn't make it to PHX for the fight. 

Penn was "taken down" by at least two officers who handcuffed him and arrested for him trespassing. He was taken to a nearby station where he was booked. 

Penn has since been released. No word if he made it to PHX yet. 

Ronda Rousey Vows to Rebuild Life After 'Rock Bottom'

1/9/2017 2:15 PM PST
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0109_ronda_rousey_tmzRonda Rousey is back on the grid ... kind of ... posting a quote on social media about bouncing back after hitting "rock bottom."

The UFC legend put up a J.K. Rowling quote that reads, "And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Rowling famously delivered the quote during a 2008 speech at Harvard while talking about how she wrote 'Harry Potter' while she was broke, jobless and recently divorced.

Rousey said she was a broken woman after the Holly Holm fight. She appeared to take the Amanda Nunes loss equally hard ... essentially going into hiding after UFC 207 to ponder her future.

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UFC's Dana White Fires Back at 'Uppity, 80-Year-Old' Meryl Streep

1/9/2017 9:38 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White says Meryl Streep is an "uppity 80-year-old lady" who was completely WRONG when she took a shot at MMA during the Golden Globes.

We spoke with the UFC honcho about Meryl's comments Sunday night -- when she was ripping Donald Trump's immigration plans and said if we kick out foreigners, "you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts."

White objects in a BIG WAY -- calling the dig at his sport "stupid" and "uneducated."

We also asked if he thought Meryl targeted MMA because Dana gave a speech for Trump at the Republican National Convention.

Chael Sonnen Let's Be Serious ... Ronda Has No Hollywood Future

1/8/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey sucks at acting ... so says Chael Sonnen, who says if Ronda stops fighting, her Hollywood career is over.

Sonnen joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 and explained that he wants the best for Rousey ... but pretending she has a real shot as an actress is a joke.

"This girl can't act, nor should she be able to. She's not a trained actor. She was in those opportunities because she was very famous."

Sonnen says for Ronda, fighting and acting opportunities are tied together -- "It's a house of cards. If one goes, they all go."

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