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Rampage Jackson Hates Having Male Fans I'd Rather Be Like Justin Bieber!!

3/23/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Who wants legions of male fans?

Not Rampage Jackson ... the MMA legend says he'd rather be like Justin Bieber because that guy is SWIMMING in chicks!!

Jackson was keeping it all the way real about the perks of fame ... saying it can be annoying to have dudes asking for selfies and autographs all the time -- instead of hot ladies. 

Rampage says guys like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber have the RIGHT kind of fame.

The good news for Jackson, he has an outlet for his frustrations ... he's fighting King Mo at Bellator 175 on March 31st. 

We reached out to Bieber for comment -- but he was too busy bangin' chicks. 

War Machine Convicted On 29 Counts in GF Beating Hung Jury on Attempted Murder

3/20/2017 2:38 PM PDT
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0320-war-machine-in-court-FOX-5-01Former MMA fighter War Machine dodged conviction for the attempted murder of his ex-gf, Christy Mack -- but was nailed on 29 other charges, including sexual assault and battery. 

The jury came back deadlocked on 2 counts of attempted murder in the 2014 brutal beating of Mack and a male friend who was in her apartment the day of the attack. War Machine was found guilty though of coercion, dissuading a witness, battery by strangulation, kidnapping ... and multiple counts of sexual assault.

The fighter and his attorneys had turned down a plea deal that could have put him away for 18 to 40 years. His sentencing is scheduled for June.

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Dana White Greg Hardy's Not On Our Radar ... Prove Yourself First

3/20/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White ain't exactly saying "never" when it comes to Greg Hardy possibly fighting in the UFC ... but the ex-NFL star has to prove himself in some "serious fights" before he gets a look. 

Hardy -- who was a beast in the NFL -- has transitioned into MMA and vows to be a real deal fighter ... with hopes of one day competing in the Octagon. 

White warns that athletes who come from other sports often get WRECKED when they try to fight ... since most successful MMA fighters have been training for combat since they were kids.

Is Hardy the exception to the rule? We'll see ...

Ronda Rousey 'Blindspot' Role Was Awesome ... Wants More Episodes

3/17/2017 6:36 AM PDT
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Ronda Rousey had a blast shooting her episode on "Blindspot"and wants to continue her role on the show into next season ... this according to Ronda and Dana White

We spoke (briefly) with the UFC legend -- who shot her scenes for the NBC show 2 weeks ago -- and she tells us, "Blindspot was awesome. I really loved it. I hope I get to go back."

We also spoke with her UFC boss and good friend, Dana White, who went into more detail about Ronda's future in Hollywood

Dana also told us about another major prodigy coming up on the female side of MMA ... Mackenzie Dern -- a 23-year-old jiu-jitsu phenom who's already 3-0 in mixed martial arts. 

White says she's already on the UFC's radar and calls her a real "badass." 

He warns ... "You never know how good somebody's going to be until they get in there and start fighting the best in the world." 

Keep your eyes out for this one ... 

Dana White There's Still Hope Conor Fights Floyd ... I Want Conor to Get Rich!

3/15/2017 4:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White says Conor vs. Floyd is still a real possibility -- telling TMZ Sports, "It doesn't make a lot of sense for my business, but I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money."

The UFC boss was out in Bev Hills when he laid out Conor's opportunities ... some real big fights. He also said Conor's waiting for his kid to be born before he fights again.  

There's more ... including the real reason we haven't seen Nate and Nick Diaz back in the Octagon. 

Willie Nelson Smokes the Diaz Bros!

3/14/2017 6:58 AM PDT
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Willie Nelson can take BOTH Diaz brothers at the same time ... at least when it comes to smoking weed.

The country music legend (and pot icon) was proudly displaying his new boxes of the new Nick and Nate Diaz line of marijuana cigarettes.

The company behind the pot products say "Nate's Energy" weed is a pre-workout blend and "Nick's Recovery" is to help athletes post-training.

Or, if you're Willie Nelson ... pre-show, post-show?

Casper Smart I Train MMA Hard ... So I Can Be A Hollywood Action Star!!!

3/8/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Casper Smart says there's a reason he's putting in work on the MMA mat ... and it's not to beat up J Lo's next boyfriend ... telling TMZ Sports he wants to be an action movie star!

We got Casper out in Vegas and talked to him about his MMA training, which he's taken quite seriously since he starred in the combat themed movie "Street" a couple years ago.

Smart says anyone who thinks he's doing all this work for a shot at the UFC is super WRONG ... telling our guy he's getting his rounds in so he can be the next big action star.

BTW -- we also ask Smart who he thinks would win in a fight between him and Drake, Lopez's last (rumored) flame.


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Tyron Woodley Giving UFC Belt To Woman Who Inspired Me Before Fight

3/7/2017 2:42 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley said an emotional pre-fight encounter with a woman whose daughter recently died inspired him in the 5th round at UFC 209 ... and he's shipping her his championship belt. 

It's a pretty incredible story ... Woodley says the woman (who works at T-Mobile Arena where the fight was being held) approached him before UFC 209 and told him that she had lost her daughter recently and watching his fights had helped her get through the tough times. 

Woodley says he thought about the woman and her family during the fight and it motivated him in the championship rounds. 

After defeating Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, Woodley says his team tracked down the woman -- and he plans to send her his belt because he knows how much it means to her. 

Pretty dope. 

Tyron Woodley Blasts Dana White ... Dana Fires Back

3/6/2017 3:49 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Tyron Woodley is going after his boss in a big way -- blasting Dana White for publicly saying he didn't think Tyron should have won this weekend ... but Dana says Tyron needs to shut up and let his fists do the talking.

Woodley tells TMZ Sports he found it "distasteful" for White to say the judges scored the fight incorrectly by awarding Tyron the majority decision over "Wonderboy" Thompson at UFC 209. 

"That's like me coming out as a fighter and saying, 'I don't think you did a good job promoting the fight' ... which I don't. I don't think they did a good job promoting me as champion."

Woodley says he vows to be a "tough guy to deal with" moving forward. 

We spoke to White who essentially said if Woodley would have beat Wonderboy's ass like he promised, there wouldn't be an issue.

"Tyron Woodley came out and said he was going to destroy Thompson and there would be no question he was the champ. Well guess what? There's questions again."

"Let me tell you what ... when you have a performance like you did at 209 and you get booed for 5 straight rounds and then people are booing so loud you can't even do your interview, you should probably just take your lumps and move on. Get your next fight as fast as you can and try to put that performance behind you."

White added one last thing ... "There's one guy around here who calls the shots and as soon as you learn that, the better off you'll be."

Khabib's Manager 'He Lost So Much Money ... He Wanted to Fight'

3/6/2017 3:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager says the UFC fighter's medical scratch this weekend was a VERY costly decision ... but the team ultimately decided his health was more important than money.

We spoke with Ali Abdelaziz who says Khabib was in more pain during his weight cut before UFC 209 than he's ever seen -- despite keeping the same weight cutting routine he uses for every fight. 

Ali says Khabib initially refused IV fluids when he was taken to the hospital Thursday evening -- but ultimately caved because the pain became unbearable.

Khabib is doing better now -- he's back in Russia -- but Ali says he's determined to fight again soon ... especially after missing out on a huge UFC 209 paycheck.

Nate Diaz Jokingly Cusses Out Khabib Hecklers ... Who Wants Some?!

3/6/2017 7:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Question: How does Nate Diaz deal with hecklers? 

Answer: He cusses 'em all out -- and then takes selfies with 'em. 

That's exactly how it went down in Vegas this weekend when a bunch of Khabib Nurmagomedov supporters began chanting at Nate ... and it was hilarious.

By the way, we also asked Nate who he's gonna fight next and he said there's one HUGE problem -- no one wants a piece!!

Michael Bisping Another 'XXX' Movie In the Works ... I'm Gonna Be In It

3/5/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Michael Bisping's breaking major movie news ... telling TMZ Sports there's ANOTHER 'xXx' movie in the works ... and he's been tapped to appear in it!

Bisping already had a role in the most recent installment of Vin Diesel's action franchise, "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" ... a movie that made more than $300 MILLION at the box office.

The Count says things went so well he's already been contacted for the next flick and will start filming over the summer.

He's also got another movie in the works with Gerard Butler.

Plus, that superfight with George St-Pierre.

Busy year.

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