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Conor McGregor Hits the Boxing Gym ... Watch Me Stick & Move!

2/8/2017 10:45 AM PST

Conor McGregor is staying in fighting shape -- brushing up on his boxing skills just in case that superfight with Floyd Mayweather actually happens. 

He looked okay. Throwing some decent shots. Flashing good power. 

Wonder what Floyd thinks? 

WWE Star Paige Considering MMA Fighting Career ... I'm Already Training!

2/8/2017 7:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WWE superstar Paige could go from sports entertainment to REAL DEAL FIGHTING ... telling TMZ Sports she's seriously considering a move to MMA.

We spoke with 2 time WWE Divas champ and her boyfriend, Alberto Del Rio -- who happens to be running the rapidly growing Combate Americas MMA league.

Alberto -- who did some MMA fighting back in the day --- shot down any hope of returning to action, but said there's a real chance Paige gets in the cage.

In fact, 24-year-old Paige says she's been training like crazy and says she'll seriously consider making the move "when my time with WWE comes to an end."

Dana White Anderson Silva Is UFC's Tom Brady

2/4/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Anderson Silva just got one helluva compliment from Dana White -- who says the MMA legend is the "Tom Brady of the UFC."

White appeared on the "TMZ Sports" show on FS1, and told us how proud he is of Brady -- who's not just his business partner but a close, personal family friend.

That's when he dished out the ultimate compliment to Silva -- essentially calling him the greatest of all time.

"If you look at what Anderson Silva's accomplished and how long he's been in the game and how he's carried himself ... I'd go with Anderson."

FYI, Anderson has the longest title streak in UFC history -- which included 16 victories and 10 title defenses. Dude's an animal.

But is he as HANDSOME as Tom? Dana weighs in on that, too.

Mayweather vs. McGregor Outlook Still Terrible ... Says Dana White

2/3/2017 3:34 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White is currently in Houston.

Floyd Mayweather is also currently in Houston.

Coincidence?

Yes ... says Dana White who says there's been ZERO progress made in the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor negotiations.

"I think the odds of this happening are like the odds of me being the backup QB for Brady on Sunday."

So ... not good then?

Conor McGregor My Shoe Game Is Harder Than 2Pac ... Quotes 'Hit 'Em Up' In $750 Shoes

2/1/2017 7:30 AM PST

Somewhere in heaven (or Jamaica) Tupac is smiling ... 'cause Conor McGregor is keeping his name alive by using a classic Pac line to swag up his $750 shoes.

The Notorious one posted a video to his snap of some adoring fans trying to get in his ride while he keeps the focus on his feet ... which happen to be adorned in $750 Jimmy Choo "John" slippers.

How do we know they're JC's? Because Conor shouts it out saying, "The shoes are Jimmy Choo, and if you're not down with Jimmy Choo, F*** YOU TOO."

Of course, that's a take on the classic line from "Hit 'Em Up" where Pac gives the same option to those who want to be down with Bad Boy.

BTW ... the fans love it, but who probably won't is the guy who's gonna have to detail the leather in Conor's Rolls, which he's DESTROYING with his shoes. Gotta love him.

Dana White: Ronda Just Doesn't Have It Anymore ... It Happens

1/31/2017 4:10 PM PST
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Dana White tells TMZ Sports it's pretty obvious what happened to Ronda Rousey -- "One day you show up and you don't have it anymore."

The UFC honcho appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Tuesday night on FS1) and said Ronda's career has gone the way of MOST great professional athletes.  

"It's no different than any other sport. When you're a professional athlete and you're competing at a certain level, the day comes when you don't anymore. It happened to Ronda."

White says, even though he thinks Ronda is turning the page on her fighting career, she'll always be connected with the UFC.

"This will always be her house ... and whatever she needs from me, I'm here for her."

Dana White Ronda Rousey's 'Probably Done Fighting'

1/31/2017 5:53 AM PST
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It's likely over for Ronda Rousey ... so says UFC honcho Dana White who says when it comes to fighting, "I think she's probably done."

White appeared on the "UFC Unfiltered" podcast and was asked straight-up about the chances of Ronda getting back in the Octagon after she got destroyed by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. 

"In the conversation I had with her, if I had to say right here right now -- again I don't like saying right here right now because it's up to her -- but I wouldn't say she fights again," White said.

"I think she's probably done ... She's going to ride off into the sunset and start living her life outside of fighting."

Ronda's been busy since the fight ... protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and working on getting her concealed weapons license in Nevada. 

If she is done fighting forever ... salute to Ronda. She's a legend.

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Daniel Cormier: I Love Ronda Rousey ... But She'll NEVER Dominate Again

1/29/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey is not a complete fighter -- and will never be able to keep up with the new crop of women competing in the UFC ... so says Daniel Cormier.

The lightweight champ says he really likes Ronda, but had to keep it real when talking about her fight career -- explaining why her days of pure domination are over.

Cormier also has a message for his UFC 210 opponent, Rumble Johnson -- saying he plans to STAND UP BOX the brawler when they face off in the Octagon on April 8.

And after that ... Cormier says he needs to fulfill his destiny and finally get that rematch with Jon Jones.

"At some point it'll be me and Jones ... exactly what I've been waiting for for two years."

Pro MMA Fighter Allegedly Kills 2 People ... Arrested In Oklahoma

1/27/2017 4:30 PM PST
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A professional MMA fighter -- who fought in a Bellator event in 2015 -- was arrested Friday for allegedly killing two people in what cops believe was a robbery gone bad.

The suspect is Roshaun Jones -- a 5'8" 135 pound fighter from Oklahoma who racked up a 2-6 record as a pro.

He last fought in Kansas back in November and lost in a 1st round armbar.

But officials believe he's not just a bad fighter, but a bad person -- who shot two people to death in an armed robbery at a laundromat in Oklahoma on Monday. One of the victims was a female laundromat employee. Officials say the other victim was a male customer who tried to stop the robbery.

Officials launched a manhunt with help from the U.S. Marshal service and he was arrested today on two counts of 1st degree murder.

Jones is now behind bars in Oklahoma -- where the death penalty could be in play if he's convicted. 

Daniel Cormier I'm Glad Gina Carano's Pissed ... Maybe She'll Fight Again!

1/27/2017 12:26 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Daniel Cormier is definitely NOT ashamed of the comments he made about Gina Carano -- in fact, he's glad she's upset ... telling TMZ Sports, "Maybe I'll piss her off enough that she'll fight again!" 

The backstory ... Carano was a stud MMA fighter who left the cage for a Hollywood career after losing her last fight to Cris "Cyborg" Justino in 2009. 

Carano recently offered up some career advice to Ronda Rousey -- telling her to consider Hollywood so she can "express herself as an artist."

Cormier didn't like that and ripped her on TV ... trashing Carano's acting career and saying she made bad career choices. 

Carano fired back saying D.C. should be "ashamed" of his attack.

We spoke with Cormier who's definitely NOT backing down -- in fact, he told TMZ Sports he thinks Gina left fighting because she was damaged by Cyborg ... and should've continued to fight. 

Cormier admits Gina has a decent acting career -- but says it would have been WAY bigger if she would have continued kicking ass in the cage. 

Bottom line -- he doesn't want to see Ronda follow her path. 

Gina Carano Daniel Cormier Should Be 'Ashamed' For Trashing Me

1/27/2017 6:04 AM PST
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0127-carano-cormier-getty-tmz-02MMA legend Gina Carano is firing back at Daniel Cormier after D.C. went on TV and blasted her for giving career advice to Ronda Rousey ... saying the UFC star should be "ashamed."

It all started when Carano -- an MMA superstar who quit fighting to become a movie actress -- was asked about Ronda's career during an interview to Fight Hub TV.

"I think Ronda should do whatever she wants to do. She’s only 29,” Carano said ... "She’s an amazing athlete but she needs to express herself as an artist, too."

Cormier took exception and blasted Carano on FS1's "UFC Tonight" -- saying, "Gina Carano. Who are you to tell Ronda Rousey what to do?"

He continued, "If I’ve got to look back on your career and you choosing to act over fighting and continuing to fight, I don’t feel as though, guys -- and you can disagree if you want -- that the career has not been what it would have been if she stayed fighting."

He proceeded to take shots at Carano's role in the movie, "Haywire" --  where her voice was altered in post-production.

Now, Carano is lashing back at Cormier ... saying, "If you knew me and what I've been through to get to where I am. I genuinely think you'd be ashamed of your words. All the best."

Boom.

By the way, Carano's career is nothing to scoff at -- she's had roles in "Deadpool," "Fast & Furious 6" and the upcoming 'Kickboxer' flick.

Conor McGregor Training MMA with Female Olympic Wrestler

1/27/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor hooked up with badass gold medal winning wrestler Helen Maroulis in Ireland ... and spent hours training with the Olympian.

Maroulis -- the first American female wrestler to take gold in the Olympics -- posted a picture with Conor on Instagram ... leading people to wonder why the wrestler and fighter were together.

Helen gave us the answer ... it was all about working up a lather!

"It was awesome. We rolled around for a good while. Play wrestling, sparring," Maroulis told TMZ Sports. "He kinda showed me the differences when you're wrestling against the cage which is obviously very different than regular wrestling."

Helen says the lessons from Conor didn't end on the mats ... he also schooled her on handling the media.

As for when we'll see her fight, Helen insists she still hasn't made up her mind on the move to MMA ... but all signs seems to be pointing to a foray into the combat sport.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov 'I'm MMA's Mayweather' ... And I'd Beat His Ass, Too!

1/26/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov says he's the Floyd Mayweather of MMA -- and if the boxer wants a REAL fight ... he'll happily meet him in the street!!!

TMZ Sports spoke with the 28-year-old Russian who says he's ready to BREAK Tony Ferguson when they face off at UFC 209 in March ... and then he'll smash Conor McGregor

In fact, Khabib warned Conor and Floyd Mayweather that he's a force to be reckoned with ... and if either one gets in his way, he'll destroy them. 

He eats sleeps and breathes MMA -- and refuses to even THINK about any other sport. 

Be afraid. 

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