Porn star Christy Mack is strapped for cash because she needs major reconstructive surgery after being beaten by ex-BF War Machine ... but her fellow porn stars have come to the rescue.
Adult actress Kendall Karson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so Christy can be pretty again. So far she's raised $30K to help pay for the cost of repairing her nose, eye socket and various other procedures. The goal is $100K.
In addition to Kendall, Kendra Lust, Ava Addams and Tasha Reign have donated money ... and so has Dave Navarro. Jenna Jameson has also given her support.
And the kind folks at Brazzers.com have pitched in $10K.
Dog's On The Hunt
... And the Clock's Ticking
8/12/2014 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine has until 7 PM Tuesday to turn himself in to cops ... or else the most famous bloodhound in the US -- Dog the Bounty Hunter -- will be gunnin' for him.
TMZ has learned ... a member of Christy Mack's family reached out to Dog through a mutual friend with MMA ties, hoping the mulletted one will succeed where the cops haven't.
Dog's told us he's already made contact with War Machine and given him the ultimatum -- 24 hours, and then you're mine. We're told War Machine was not receptive.
We're told Dog's entire crew will rock immediately after the deadline passes.
War is facing 7 criminal charges after using Christy as a punching bag during the 3-person altercation in her home Friday. She was left with 18 broken facial bones and a ruptured kidney.
Cops say he choked Christy's new BF, then licked his finger ... then rubbed Christy's genitals.
Joked About Killing
8/12/2014 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine, with Christy Mack sitting right next to him, was doing an interview with MMAfighting.com a year ago ... talking about the "Mack" tattoo on his neck.
When the interviewer asked how he would explain the tat if they ever broke up ... War Machine said he would simply add the letters "R.I.P." so it would serve as "a memorial to my dead girlfriend."
Mack then chimed in, "Honestly, I would probably deserve it."
War Machine is currently a wanted man with seven warrants out for his arrest in Las Vegas over the alleged beating ... which left Christy with 18 broken bones in her face and a ruptured kidney.
7 Arrest Warrants Issued
8/11/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine is in the crosshairs of the Las Vegas PD ... TMZ has learned there are multiple warrants for his arrest in connection with the alleged beating of porn star Christy Mack.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... there are 7 arrest warrants issued for the MMA fighter --
-- 2 felony batteries, 1 for strangulation
-- 2 felony domestic violence with great bodily injury
-- felony coercion with the threat of force
-- felony assault with a deadly weapon
-- misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon
As TMZ first reported ... Mack claims War Machine went to her house Friday and beat her to a pulp, breaking 18 bones in her face and rupturing her liver.
War Machine is on the run ... cops are zeroing in on the San Diego area.
MMA Robbery Hero
Bombarded with Marriage Proposals
8/2/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chicks dig superheroes ... just ask the crime-fighting MMA fighter in Texas who's been hit with a tidal wave of marriage proposals ever since he beat up 3 gas station robbers earlier this month!
Houston's most eligible bachelor is Mayura Dissanayake -- who became an instant celebrity when he left his post as a clerk at Fuel Depot to rescue his co-worker, who was being jumped in the parking lot.
But Mayura wasn't just flooded with media requests -- he was also slammed with marriage proposals on social media from his new female fan base ... so says his MMA trainer Saul Soliz.
"You can't blame the ladies ... he's easy on the eyes."
Bieber vs. Bloom
MMA Stars Pick Sides
'Orlando Hits Like a 'B*tch'
7/30/2014 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Orlando Bloom hits like a bitch ... so say 3 guys who would know -- MMA stars Tito Ortiz, King Mo and reigning Bellator Lightweight champion Will Brooks.
But the real question -- who would win if there was a rematch between Orlando and Justin??
The guys break down the fighters -- strengths, weaknesses ... well, mostly weaknesses.
Among the highlights:
-- "[Orlando] ... what he threw was so bitch-made, feminine ...it's embarrassing."
-- "I think everybody's realizing that [Bieber] might be Miley Cyrus' twin sister."
There's more -- it's hilarious. Watch the clip.
'Harry Potter' Actor
Dies Hiking in Death Valley
7/11/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
2:10 P.M. PDT -- Inyo County officials tell us ... an autopsy was performed and the cause of death is heat stroke.
One of the villains from the "Harry Potter" movies -- British actor Dave Legeno -- died while hiking in Death Valley ... TMZ has learned.
Legeno's body was found by a pair of hikers on Sunday in an area so remote ... a CHP helicopter had to be called in to remove it.
50-year-old Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the 'Potter' movies. He was also in "Snatch."
The Inyo County Sheriff's Department (in CA) tells TMZ it appears Legeno died of heat related issues ... and may have been dead for 3-4 days before his body was discovered. Summer temps in Death Valley are known to go over 120 degrees.
We're told the coroner still has Legeno's body while his family makes plans.
He has a daughter in her 20s.
Dave was also a pretty successful MMA fighter in the UK ... with a professional record of 4-3.
Makes 'Turtle' Crap Himself
... on 'Entourage' Set
4/2/2014 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ronda Rousey is known for kicking ass and taking names, and on the set of the "Entourage" movie ... that name is Turtle.
Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon shot a scene yesterday in Los Angeles where the UFC queen busts open a major can on them and their SUV in a road rage incident.
Seems from the clip the guys were able to talk their way out of it -- so ... sorry, no armbar for Jerry.
We're guessing he wouldn't be that lucky in real life.
More Brain Damage Than Boxing and Football ... Study Says
3/28/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
MMA is the worst sport for head injuries -- even worse than football -- so says a new study.
A University of Toronto study published this month in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined records and videos from 844 bouts, finding that about 1/3 of them end in a knockout or TKO.
The study says the head trauma rate in MMA is greater than boxing, football and hockey.
MMA groups contend the study is flawed.
I'm Down For WrestleMania, IF ...
3/18/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is totally down to get in the ring with the WWE's finest at WrestleMania ... but she'll only appear with her posse.
Rousey and her roommate/UFC fighter Shayna Baszler posted a video of the two mixing it up in the ring last week -- the rumor mills went wild ... and we're told she'd be stoked to wrestle a legit match at WrestleMania.
Sources close to Ronda say she's busy with movies and real fighting ... but if WWE honchos wanted to make it happen they can get the ball rolling by hiring her crew -- the Four Horsewomen -- Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke.
We're told the fighter is saying WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans next month would be out of the question ... but if the WWE is interested, she'd be down to make it happen at next year's event in SF.
Fun Fact: Ronda confesses she jacked her nickname Rowdy from Roddy Piper.
Judge Says I CAN FIGHT AGAIN!
3/10/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former UFC star Thiago Silva has been cleared to fight again ... not by the UFC (Dana White banned him for life) ... but by a judge, who says Silva has the right to earn his living.
As we previously reported, Silva was finally released from jail (on bail) after allegedly grabbing a gun and threatening to execute his wife and her boyfriend outside of a FL martial arts gym last month.
The judge slapped Silva with several restrictions (no drugs, booze, anger management, etc) ... but Silva's attorney Scott Saul tells us he DID allow Silva to resume training for his MMA career.
Weird, since one day he'll be learning how to manage his anger ... and the next he'll be training himself to pummel another man within an inch of his life.
We're told Silva -- who's under house arrest and wears an electronic tracking device -- has permission to train at a nearby gym. He's also allowed to visit with his attorney and his manager.
Since the UFC is off the table, Silva will try and book a fight with another organization -- and once that happens (if it happens), the judge will have to give approval before Silva can enter the ring.
Boxing's More Respected Than UFC
... But I Like It
3/2/2014 8:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The UFC is exploding in popularity ... but the sport of boxing is still more respected than MMA ... so says former boxing champ Sugar Shane Mosely.
The 42-year-old was leaving Supper Club in Hollywood Saturday night when he explained why he thinks the UFC is still playing catch up to boxing when it comes to respect.
Shane -- who's retired -- also says he still thinks he can fight with the best in the world ... but wants to leave the sport in younger hands ... like his 23-year-old son, who's training to be just like his old man.
MLB Star Shane Victorino
I'm Training in MMA
... to Get JACKED for Baseball
2/17/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pitchers are gonna think twice before throwing inside on Shane Victorino next season ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned, the Red Sox star is on a HARDCORE mixed martial arts training binge.
"The Flyin' Hawaiin" is getting into fighting shape with "UFC Fit" -- same MMA workout routine that helped UFC super stars like Johnny Hendricks and Thiago Alves get JACKED before fights.
Shane tells us, "As an athlete, I’ve taken part in a lot of training programs ... and UFC Fit takes things to a whole new level.”
Don Gold -- one of the honchos at the program -- tells us women's UFC star Ronda Rousey uses the system too ... "Mike Dolce and the UFC Fit team just recently trained Ronda for her UFC title defense and got her in the absolute best shape of her career."
Bottom line ... watch out for Shane when the benches clear next year.