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UFC's Sage Northcutt Mickey Gall Wants to Break My Bones??? ... 'That's Funny'

10/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC rising star Sage Northcutt doesn't seem fazed by Mickey Gall's violent smack talk -- laughing off his bone-breaking threats as pure comedy ... while training with UFC champ Tyron Woodley.

As we previously reported, Gall threatened to "hurt [Sage] bad" when they face off at UFC on FOX 22 in December .. adding, "I'm gonna break his bones."

Since Tyron and Sage are friends, we hit up the champ to find out how Northcutt's preparing for the fight -- when Super Sage made a surprise appearance and reacted to Gall's comments personally.

Check out the clip ... it's clear Tyron thinks Mickey may have bitten off a little more than he can chew.

Jay Glazer Blackball Greg Hardy from MMA (VIDEO UPDATE)

10/11/2016 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


2:03 PM PT -- Here's video of Jay speaking to TMZ Sports about the situation ... and explaining why Hardy will NEVER be allowed to set foot inside of his gym. update-grey-gray-barGreg Hardy doesn't deserve "the privilege" of competing in MMA and should be BANNED from the sport ... so says Jay Glazer who's calling for his fellow MMA coaches to blackball the ex-NFL star. 

"I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took Greg Hardy in and taught him a shred of our incredible sport," Glazer tweeted. 

"Competing in any sport is a privilege, Greg Hardy should not be granted the privilege."

Glazer makes it clear his beef stems from Hardy's 2014 domestic violence conviction -- when he was accused of beating the crap out of his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her. 

Hardy appealed the conviction -- and the case was dismissed when his accuser stopped cooperating with prosecutors. 

"Many of us train women in self defense specifically to help protect vs domestic violence," Glazer said ... "Me and all my coaches at @Unbreakable do and take great pride in that."

"There are many beautiful arts taught in our sport, none of which should be afforded to him."

Glazer trains a bunch of huge MMA stars at his Unbreakable gym in L.A. -- including Luke Rockhold and Chuck Liddell. 

Herschel Walker I Still Stand With Trump 'Everybody Does Stupid Things'

10/11/2016 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Herschel Walker says the unearthed Trump Tapes have NOT scared him away from his former 'Celebrity Apprentice' boss -- telling TMZ Sports he stands firmly with The Donald

Walker has been a staunch Trump supporter from the beginning -- but with G.O.P. heavyweights like Paul Ryan and John McCain running for the hills, we asked the ex-NFL star if his position has changed. 

In a word, no -- in fact, he seems even MORE passionate about Trump. 

"Okay, Donald says stupid stuff. He do stupid things. I've done stupid things. Everybody's done stupid things. But what are you gonna do right now? Where are you at right now? Hillary Clinton, where are you at right now?"

UFC's Stipe Miocic Rooting for Greg Hardy ... But I'd Whoop That Ass

10/11/2016 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic has a warning for Greg Hardy -- MMA is tougher than you think ... "it's not just something you pick up off the street."

With the ex-NFL star announcing he's pursuing a career as a heavyweight MMA fighter, we went right to the top guy to get his take. 

Long story short ... Miocic says he'd beat Hardy down if they ever faced off in the Octagon -- but says he's not counting Hardy out as a fighter

"Stranger things have happened," Stipe said when asked if he thinks Hardy could be a contender. 

"I wish nothing but the best for him. I hope he trains hard and gets better. And uh ... we'll see."

Greg Hardy I'M AN MMA FIGHTER NOW ... NFL Career 'On Hold'

10/11/2016 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1011-greg-hardy-getty-tmzEx-NFL star Greg Hardy says he's transitioning from football to MMA -- and plans to take a REAL heavyweight fight in 2017. 

Hardy spoke with and said, "I'm very focused and excited to start my MMA career."

"I'm going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that."

The 28-year-old was regarded as one of the best defensive players in the NFL before a series of off the field issues derailed his career ... including a domestic violence conviction (which was eventually dismissed) and a drug arrest

Hardy's camp says he currently weighs around 285 lbs and should fight as a heavyweight in 2017. 

"I'm fully committed to being as successful as I can be in this sport."

Conor McGregor Fined $150k ... For UFC 202 Presser Melee

10/10/2016 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1010-conor-mcgregor-nevada-seal-TMZ-02Conor McGregor was just hit with a $150k FINE and 50 hours of community service for firing water bottles at Nate Diaz during the UFC 202 press conference.

UFC honcho Dana White joined "TMZ Sports" the day after all hell broke loose at the presser and said "they're both getting punished."

Today was the day ... 'cause the Nevada State Athletic Commission met this morning in Las Vegas to determine what punishment McGregor would face.

The outcome? Conor has to pay a $150,000 fine (5% of his UFC 202 purse) ... and do 50 hours of community service. He also agreed to participate in an anti-bullying PSA.

Nate Diaz -- who also faces punishment -- had his hearing postponed.

Stay tuned ...

Demi Lovato Wants a Real MMA Fight Says Jay Glazer

10/10/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato ain't just getting a cardio workout during her MMA training, she can REALLY SCRAP -- and has inquired about taking a real fight ... so says Jay Glazer.

"She's brought it up to us a million times," Glazer says. 

Of course, Jay owns the Unbreakable gym where Demi has been training over the past year (alongside fighters like Chuck Liddell and Cung Le) and says she's the "real deal."

"She throws elbows better than most of the UFC guys that come in there," Jay says ... "She's definitely one of our fighters without a doubt."

Will we ever see her in the Octagon? Maybe, maybe not ... but Jay says one thing's certain, "She's a bad little lioness. Don't mess with her."


UFC's Mickey Gall I Love Sage Northcutt ... But I'm Gonna Break His Bones!

10/9/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC star Mickey Gall says he's gonna destroy Sage Northcutt WORSE THAN CM PUNK -- vowing to break the guy's bones and hurt him real bad. 

Gall and Northcutt are fighting at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 17th -- and the smack talk is already in full swing. 

Gall says he actually likes Sage -- but says he's corny, a "silly boy" and "kind of a dork." 

The clip is great -- Gall is a huge star in the making -- and he also reflects on his famous beatdown of CM Punk and whether he should get another shot in the UFC.


Sylvester Stallone 'Rocky' Woulda Gotten Smashed In UFC

10/9/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He was a helluva boxer ... but as a UFC fighter Rocky Balboa "would have been a water boy" -- so says Sylvester Stallone

Now that Sly's a part owner of the UFC -- we were asking him all about the sport Wednesday night as he was leaving Catch in West Hollywood ... and he revealed the best perks of UFC ownership. 

But as far as Rocky in the UFC goes -- we think he's underestimating the guy ... remember, HE CHOKED OUT THUNDERLIPS IN "ROCKY III."

UFC's Dominick Cruz Not Everyone Hates McGregor ... Fighters Are Jealous of His Money!

10/8/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not all UFC fighters hate Conor McGregor -- despite what Cowboy Cerrone said this week -- but there ARE a bunch of guys jealous of Conor's huge paychecks ... so says Dominick Cruz

Cerrone told SI Now that "all" of the UFC fighters hate McGregor -- "He's not one of the fellas. He's not a good dude."

So, we reached to Cruz -- who knows just about everyone in the UFC -- and asked for his take. 

"I think what they're upset at is the fact of how much money he's made, how quickly and on his own," Cruz said. 

"But that doesn't make ME hate him. That makes me try to understand the situation and make a better situation for myself."

"And to me, hating somebody, being bitter at them for making more money than me, that's only going to hold me back from doing what I want to do personally."

Smart dude -- watch the clip.

UFC's Dan Henderson I Don't Wanna Be Friends with Conor McGregor ... Here's Why

10/6/2016 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't expect Dan Henderson and Conor McGregor to catch a beer together any time soon. 

The UFC legend joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) -- and told us why McGregor just rubs him the wrong way. 

Don't get it twisted, Hendo says he respects McGregor as a fighter -- but his personality ... let's just say the two don't click. 

There's A LOT more on the show tonight -- don't miss it! 

UFC's Michael Bisping Dan Henderson's a One-Trick Pony ... I'll Destroy Him

10/5/2016 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Bisping is channeling his inner-Nostradamus -- and predicting the exact round he plans to end Dan Henderson's career at UFC 204 this weekend. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the reigning UFC middleweight champ -- who says he respects Hendo ... but wants to make him pay BADLY for their fight at UFC 100 when Dan KO'd him in the 2nd round. 

Bisping says Henderson had an unfair advantage in that fight -- even though Hendo's testosterone replacement therapy was approved by the athletic commission back then (it has since been banned). 

Watch the clip ... Bisping means business.

Luke Rockhold Flaunts Disgusting Skin Marks ... Swears It's Not Contagious

10/4/2016 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Well, this is gross ... 

Luke Rockhold's body is covered in some weird red, blotchy rash ... and he tried to rub it all over Daniel Cormier

The UFC superstar SWEARS he got the skin condition thanks to "wet cupping" therapy -- where suction cups are placed on parts of the body and then lanced with a special needle. 

It's essentially a controlled bloodletting that leaves nasty skin marks. It allegedly helps to relieve pain. 

Even though it looks like some sort of infectious disease, Rockhold insists it's not contagious (it's not) -- though that didn't stop him from freaking out D.C. in the gym Monday.

Funny stuff ... 

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