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Floyd Mayweather Hey, Conor McGregor ... I'm In L.A. Now, Too!

2/23/2017 6:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather wants everyone to know he's here in L.A. -- which is interesting ... since Conor McGregor is, too. 

The boxing legend hit up Catch in West Hollywood Wednesday night -- the hottest restaurant in town where Floyd KNOWS the paparazzi would go crazy for him. He was right ... it was madness.

What's interesting is Conor is also in town -- we saw him in Bev Hills the other day and he's been posting photos all over town ever since.

Last time they were in the same city (Vegas), Conor declared it his own and mocked Floyd for refusing to sit down with him.

Will things change in L.A.? Stay tuned ... 

Greg Hardy MMA Training with 'Bigfoot' Silva

2/22/2017 11:27 AM PST

0222_greg_hardy_big_foot_silva_instagramGreg Hardy is taking his MMA training up a notch -- working on his fighting style with Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva ... and we've finally got video of the ex-NFL star in action. 

Hardy has been working out with American Top Team in Florida -- hoping to take a pro MMA fight sometime in the future. 

We're told he's been taking his training VERY seriously ... and our sources say he's winning over people at the gym. The fighters and the coaches really like him. 

Still no word on what his pro fighting timetable is ... but hopefully we'll see him in action before the end of the year. 

Ronda Rousey RETURNS TO ACTING ... Guest Role On 'Blindspot'

2/21/2017 11:18 AM PST
Breaking News

0221-ronda-rousey-blind-spot-TMZ-01Ronda Rousey's back ... to acting! 

The UFC legend scored herself a guest role on the hit NBC show "Blindspot" -- where she'll play a tough prison inmate who's serving time for transporting weapons across state lines. 

A rep for the show tells TMZ Sports the episode is scheduled to air in early May.

We're told her episode has NOT been shot yet but will be done in the near future. So, no, this didn't clash with her training for the Amanda Nunes fight. 

Ronda has not made an official decision on whether she'll fight again -- but most people think she's likely done after losing her last 2 fights.

This is a big deal for Ronda -- if she crushes the "Blindspot" gig, it could lead to bigger and better things outside the Octagon.

Tyron Woodley I'm The Greatest UFC Welterweight Ever ... Better Than Georges St-Pierre

2/18/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley says he's the greatest UFC welterweight EVER ... better than Georges St-Pierre ... and he won't stop kicking ass until he's proved it to the entire world.

Woodley -- the current UFC champ at 170 -- sat down with TMZ Sports to talk about his upcoming rematch with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at UFC 209 in March.

Tyron told us he's looking forward to polishing Thompson off and proving their last fight (which ended in a draw) was a fluke ... but beyond that, he's got some bigger things to prove.

"I'm the best welterweight to ever fight in the Octagon, all I gotta do is keep winning to prove it. I'm more well rounded than Georges St-Pierre, I punch harder."

We have no idea if he's right ... but we're certainly not gonna tell him he's wrong.

UFC's Cris Cyborg Cleared Of Potential Doping Violation

2/17/2017 2:39 PM PST
Breaking News

0217-cyborg-tmz-01She's back!!

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino has officially been cleared of a possible anti-doping violation from a failed drug test in December, USADA announced in a statement Friday.

The 31-year-old UFC fighter was granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption after determining Cyborg had a legitimate medical excuse to use Spironolactone -- a drug used to treat a common endocrine disorder.

USADA interviewed Cyborg and her physician about being prescribed the drug and decided to grant the TUE and lift her suspension immediately.

No word on when she'll be back in the Octagon, but Cyborg told FOX Sports earlier this week that she's down to fight at UFC 212 in her native Brazil.

Conor McGregor I'd Bet On Him To Kick Floyd's Ass ... Says UFC Champ

2/17/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor would kick Floyd Mayweather's ass in the boxing ring ... that's according to UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who says she's so sure of McGregor, SHE'D BET MONEY ON IT.

Joanna is a UFC stud herself ... 14-0 and the reigning strawweight women's champion ... we got her in L.A. and wanted to know if she thought McGregor had a chance against Floyd.

She DEFINITELY does ... saying if it was about putting cold hard cash where her mouth is, she wouldn't hesitate to do it.

"Of course I would put money on Conor, but it’s going to be a very difficult fight, it's a different fight than MMA fight. The fight is going to be in the ring and not in the Octagon, so it's completely different."

We also asked Jedrzejczyk her thoughts on Ronda Rousey and her legacy ... and she took the road less traveled these days, NOT trashing the former champ.

Jay Glazer Floyd Would Last This Long In MMA Against Conor (Hint: Not Long)

2/15/2017 2:43 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The whole world is wondering when/if Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will step in a boxing ring, but Jay Glazer is about to tell us how long Floyd would last with Conor in a UFC Octagon.

We got Jay out at Catch in L.A. and instead of talking about a fight that MIGHT never happen, we talked to him about another fight that will NEVER happen ... Floyd vs. Conor in MMA.

Jay's take? The fight would be short ... like less than an NBA shot clock short, less than the amount of time it takes Jared Leto's band to get to Mars short ... legit Kevin Hart height shortness here, people.

Brock Lesnar to UFC I'm Retiring From MMA

2/14/2017 3:33 PM PST
Breaking News

0214-brock-lesnar-tmz-01IT'S ALL OVER!!

Brock Lesnar has informed the UFC he's officially retiring from MMA. 

The 39-year-old superstar informed the UFC about his decision, a rep for the organization tells MMAFighting.com

Lesnar was a beast in his prime and beat up on some of the greatest fighters in UFC history -- including a win over Randy Couture to win the UFC Heavyweight title back in 2008. 

Lesnar had been suspended for 1 year by USADA after failing two UFC 200 drug tests and would have been eligible to fight again in July. Instead, he's hangin' 'em up. 

If Lesnar does decide to fight again, he would still have to serve the remainder of his suspension before he would be cleared to get back in the Octagon.

Back in August, Lesnar told TMZ Sports he was considering another fight ... but clearly, things have changed.

Holly Holm Needs Drastic Career Change ... Says UFC Champ

2/14/2017 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

After suffering her 3rd loss in a row, Holly Holm needs to take a break from UFC and try to get on "Dancing with the Stars" ... so says UFC champ Tyron Woodley

35-year-old Holm hasn't won a single fight since KO'ing Ronda Rousey back in 2015 -- and after her latest loss at UFC 208 over the weekend, some people are saying her fighting career is over. 

Woodley isn't ready to stick a fork in Holm -- but says she needs to focus on building her brand OUTSIDE of the Octagon while she's still famous ... and thinks 'Dancing' could be the perfect fit. 

The only flaw in Woodley's logic ... is it too little, too late? 

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?

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