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UFC's Cody Garbrandt Prepping Michael Jackson Moves ... For Dillashaw Fight

10/31/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He pop and locked during his brawl with Dominick Cruz -- but now UFC champ Cody Garbrandt says he's upping his dance game for UFC 217 ... with some Michael Jackson moves! 

To get straight to the point ... Garbrandt says T.J. Dillashaw is a "piece of sh*t" -- and he wants to humiliate the guy in the worst way possible. 

"If he gives me the chance to dance on him, I'm gonna make him act like a fool too," Garbrandt says. 

If you need a reminder about Garbrandt's dance fighting skills -- check out the video below ... and imagine Cody MOONWALKING after landing a shot on Dillashaw. 

Or a crotch grab? Or the Thriller dance? Could be very entertaining ... 

UFC's T.J. Dillashaw Cody Garbrandt Needs a Ho Emoji ... Urijah Faber's His Pimp!

10/30/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

T.J. Dillashaw is firing back at Cody Garbrandt for all the snake emojis he's hit him with ... saying his UFC rival should have a prostitute emoji 'cause Urijah Faber's his pimp!!

"Urijah's more his daddy (than his coach/teammate)," T.J. said on the "TMZ Sports" TV show. "He tells him what to do and how to feel ... he's just on his leash and he listens to him."

Garbrandt's been trashing Dillashaw ever since he left him and Faber's MMA team 2 years ago -- droppin' snake-mojis all over social media.

So, we asked T.J. what emoji he would give Cody -- and he went with a working girl ... so long as it came with a pimp emoji for Faber.

FYI, these ex-teammates throw down at UFC 217 on Nov. 4. TJD previewed the fight in our full interview, which you can catch Monday night on FS1.

Ronda Rousey Yeah, I'm Still in the Fight Game ... as an Exec!!

10/29/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey still loves fighting ... but she doesn't have to break arms to be in the scene.

The semi-retired UFC mega-star gave us the low-down on her latest project -- an executive producer gig for the docuseries "Why We Fight."

Rousey told TMZ Sports it's basically a look inside the mind of a mixed martial artist ... and what pushes people like herself to punch face for a living. 

"It's not a normal profession or thing to do, but there's always something that drives you towards it and everyone always has their own story." 

FYI, Ronda's also keeping busy in the gaming world (Assassin's Creed is her jam) ... and it's looking like she's about to jump ship to the WWE. 

Jim Lampley Mayweather's a Scam Artist 'Obviously' Threw Rounds Against Conor

10/25/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather "obviously" threw several rounds during the Conor McGregor fight in a "marvelous scam" to set up a rematch ... so says Hall of Fame boxing commentator Jim Lampley

Lampley -- who's been covering the sport for 3 decades -- UNLEASHES on Mayweather as a scam artist whose essentially praying on "suckers."

But the biggest allegation ... Lampley tells TMZ Sports he's CONVINCED Mayweather intentionally tanked at least 3 rounds in the Conor fight and then carried McGregor to the 10th for show. 

And anyone who thinks Mayweather is REALLY going to retire after pulling off that stunt is dead wrong. 

"Why should he retire? He created a marvelous scam with this whole thing," Lampley said. 

"He allowed Conor to quote 'win' 3 rounds so that the whole global MMA wish community could have something to latch on to. I think there's a decent chance there's enough suckers out there Floyd could maybe make another $150 million, why not?"  

"It's all a set up."

There's more. Lampley's HEATED. 

UFC's Derrick Lewis Houston Needs This World Series ... Still Hurting from Harvey

10/24/2017 11:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Derrick Lewis says an Astros World Series championship would be HUGE for Houston ... 'cause it's exactly the boost his city needs after Hurricane Harvey.

"We need the money," Lewis told TMZ Sports. "All the bars and the sports stores ... hopefully we continue doing great things and they'll dish it back out to the city."

He would know -- in the weeks after the hurricane hit, "The Black Beast" went full Dark Knight, abandoning fight camp to rescue flood victims in H-Town. 

Derrick says he ain't too concerned about this series, though -- 'cause the Dodgers won't take A SINGLE GAME from the 'Stros!

"I believe we'll sweep 'em, 4-0 ... mark my words."

Dodger fans obviously see the series going very differently ... including Blue Crew lifer Danny Trejo, who told us why it's L.A.'s year.

UFC's Sage Northcutt Wrestles Massive Bodybuilder

10/23/2017 1:49 PM PDT

UFC rising star Sage Northcutt ain't afraid of no man ... even if that man is a heavyweight MONSTER that outweighs him by about 100 pounds. 

Irish bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu posted a video of his grappling match with Super Sage ... which went down in September during Northcutt's trip to Shanghai.

Blessing looked good from the jump, but Sage got the best of the big man as the match went on.

Awodibu was a great sport -- saying the ring-work was "fun as f**k" and even calling Sage "a gentle giant."

Nothing about that looked gentle.

UFC Fighter Sues Vitamin Company You Snuck Steroids Into Workout Supplement

10/19/2017 9:39 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Lyman Good claims his multi-vitamin was tainted with an illegal steroid, causing him to fail a drug test -- and now he's suing the vitamin companies allegedly responsible for his dirty test. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed in New York ... in which Good claims he went to a Vitamin Shoppe store before his fight at UFC 205 and purchased Anavite, a multi-vitamin. 

Good claims he failed his USADA drug test -- which came up positive for 1-andro ... an illegal anabolic steroid. 

Good says he turned over all of his supplements to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for further testing and it showed Anavite secretly contained 1-andro ... despite the fact it was not advertised or properly mentioned on the label. 

In his suit, Good claims the manufacturer -- Gaspari Nutrition -- intentionally added the steroids in order to "increase sales in the competitive dietary supplements industry."

Good is suing Gaspari and The Vitamin Shoppe (among others), claiming the store didn't honor its promise to "enforce strict quality assurance." He's seeking unspecified damages. 

FYI, Good was ultimately hit with a 6-month ban for his positive drug test -- and he claims the whole ordeal has damaged his career. 

A company spokesperson for The Vitamin Shoppe says, "It has come to our attention that the multivitamin, Anavite, by Gaspari Nutrition, has been alleged to contain an undisclosed ingredient."

"We take these issues very seriously and as a precautionary measure, we are removing this supplement from our stores and our website while we review this matter. Our customers' safety is our priority and we are committed to providing quality products they can trust."

We reached out to Gaspari, but they didn't have a comment. 

Demetrious Johnson I Can Beat Brock Lesnar ... Here's How

10/18/2017 4:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson says size actually doesn't matter ... telling TMZ Sports he thinks he could actually beat Brock Lesnar, and he has a plan on how to get it done.

FYI -- DJ is 5'3", 125 lbs ... Lesnar is a damn monster at 6'3", 265 lbs, but when Johnson stopped by the "TMZ Sports" TV show, he laid out a plan of how he could chop the giant down and take him out.

Before you scoff, remember this man does the impossible, including an insane MID-AIR armbar that beat Ray Borg at UFC 216 ... something that we've never ever seen before! 

We'll let Demetrious explain his plan of attack (it's pretty impressive and terrifying) and you can judge for yourself whether or not he could pull it off.

Watch TMZ Sports weeknights on FS1, and remember it's not the size of dog in the fight, it's if that dog is a lethal killing machine.

Greg Hardy He's Goin' Down in MMA Fight ... Says Upcoming Opponent

10/17/2017 1:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Greg Hardy's first MMA opponent has a message for the former NFL star ...

I'M GETTIN' THE W, SON!!

FYI, Greg's fight is on Nov. 4 at Rise of a Warrior 21 ... and we got the man who's gonna meet him in the cage -- Joe "The Legend" Hawkins -- to give us the low-down on their scrap.

Joe's got nothing but respect for Hardy ... but told TMZ Sports he ain't gonna take it easy on him.

"I’m gonna be incredible," Hawkins said. "I see the referee raising my hand."

Joe's also inviting Dana White to grab a ringside seat ... 'cause his goal is to make it to the UFC one day.

First, he's gotta beat Hardy ... who's also been training his ass off in camp.

Conor McGregor Baptism Bash for Baby Conor Fire Dancers & Fireworks!

10/16/2017 9:12 AM PDT

How does the Conor McGregor clan get down with the Lord?

Fire dancers, fireworks and bass-thumpin' live music ... in celebration of Conor Jr.'s christening over the weekend. 

It all went down at Luttrellstown Castle in Dublin ... where McGregor, family and friends took in some serious pyro at the after-party.

Conor Sr. was all smiles for his 5-month-old ... less than 2 months after his insane payday for boxing Floyd Mayweather.

If this is all for a christening ... can you imagine this kid's 1st birthday party?!

GSP Backstage Blow-Up ... 'Don't Touch Me!'

10/13/2017 11:22 AM PDT
Breaking News

Georges St-Pierre UNLOADED on Michael Bisping in a backstage confrontation today ... warning the champ to never put his hands on him again after their UFC 217 media event in Toronto.

"Don't touch me, man! Don't touch me. I'm not afraid of you. I don't give a damn."

GSP is basically the nicest guy ever ... so what happened??

Well, at the end of their news conference, Bisping dangled his finger on Georges' chin when they faced off ... and GSP didn't like that at all, shoving Mike off him. 

Bisping told St-Pierre to "keep your hands to yourself" when they saw each other in the back ... and that clearly set him off.

Got a feeling this won't be the last time these 2 go at it.

Dana White I Don't Hate Mark Hunt Just Protecting Him from Himself

10/12/2017 1:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White says he pulled Mark Hunt from next month's "UFC Sydney" card because "sometimes you gotta protect these guys from themselves."

White didn't specifically say the move was due to the article Hunt penned for the Player's Voice -- where he said he's been experiencing memory loss and slurred speech -- but it seems obvious that the article was the trigger point. 

Hunt has been VERY upset about the move and trashed Dana on social media -- calling him a "piece of sh*t motherf*cker" and a "bald headed pr*ck."

White tells TMZ Sports the move isn't personal -- he actually really likes Hunt -- but, "Sometimes, you gotta protect these guys from themselves and that's what we're looking into right now."

Ronda Rousey Teases WWE Future ... UFC Husband Going Too?

10/11/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey still won't officially say she's headed to WWE ... but she sure made it seem like something's cookin' when we got her and hubby Travis Browne leaving LAX.

When our guy tried to get it outta her, Ronda came back with -- "If you were a real fan, would you really wanna know?"

Before adding that, "I enjoy it more that way, and I don't wanna ruin anything."  

Interesting ... especially 'cause WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon recently confirmed Rousey's offer is still on the table ... and the UFC mega-star was in a promo with Ric Flair's daughter, Charlotte, just last month.

And now ... we got Travis telling TMZ Sports he might consider a move to the pro wrestling biz too -- "We're still making decisions on my part ... I'm not gonna say no!" 

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