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Mayweather to Dana White: You Used to Carry My Bags!

1/16/2017 8:42 AM PST
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Floyd Mayweather is spitting more venom at Dana White -- calling him a "small boss" who used to carry his bags back in the day.

Mayweather went off on the UFC honcho at the Barclays Center this weekend -- once again trashing Dana's $25 MILLION offer to fight Conor McGregor ... this time, he took a stroll down memory lane. 

"Dana White ... he was a player. He was a boss ... but he was a small boss."

"I can remember Dana White used to hang around me and Jeff Mayweather and carry my bags."

Mayweather says he used to be cool with White until ... "all the sudden he cut his head bald and he's such a tough guy. He's such a tough guy."

Just a few days ago, Dana told TMZ Sports why Floyd would be a fool to shoot down the offer.

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UFC Fighter Julianna Pena Amanda Whones? ... I'll Be Champ In '17

1/16/2017 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hope Amanda Nunes hasn't gotten too attached to the UFC women's bantamweight title ... 'cause another female fighter says she's 100% taking it in 2017.

TMZ Sports talked to former 'Ultimate Fighter' winner Julianna Pena, who's currently ranked #3 in the division and set to face Valentina Shevchenko on Fox later this month.

It's clear Pena has more than just Valentina on her mind though, saying she's gonna conquer not only her next opponent, but the entire 135 class this year ... and that includes champ Amanda Nunes.

Gonna be a good year in the Octagon, people.

Alberto Del Rio 'I'll Prolly Get Deported For Saying This ... Trump's a Dumbass'

1/15/2017 12:30 AM PST
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Ex-wrestling superstar Alberto Del Rio says he's willing to risk deportation to voice his opinion about President-elect Donald Trump ... calling the guy a total "dumbass."

ADR went after Trump back in December -- saying Vince McMahon would be a better Prez. He also gave Trump the double bird. 

Now, with Donald set to take office in just a few days, we asked if his opinions have changed. 

Hint: They have not.

Del Rio also opened up about his new gig as President of Combate Americas, an MMA promotion that focuses on Hispanic fighters ... and why he's stoked to be the next Dana White.

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Dana White Hey Floyd, Don't Be A Dummy $25 Mil Will Pay Your Bling Bill

1/14/2017 12:55 AM PST
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Dana White could not be clearer ... Floyd Mayweather has stupid written on his forehead for dismissing his $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor.

Dana thinks Floyd should be grateful to him for offering him enough to pay Uncle Sam and Pristine Jewelers.

What's more ... the UFC honcho thinks its ridiculous that Floyd is under the delusion he's worth more than Conor.

We got Floyd out earlier Friday, and he scoffed at Dana's offer

UFC's Tyron Woodley: Screw Conor ... I'll Fight Floyd For $5 Million!

1/11/2017 4:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Tyron Woodley says he REALLY does believe the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight will happen ... but if it doesn't, he's willing to step in for a fraction of the price!

Woodley joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Wednesday night on FS1) -- and was pretty strong about why he believes the two sides will hammer out a deal.

Still, Tyron has a message for Floyd -- I'LL DO IT FOR $5 MIL AND SOME WATCHES! 

Check out "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1.

BJ Penn's Brother Arrested In Airplane Bender 'I Won't Get Off Without a Fight'

1/11/2017 3:28 PM PST
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0111-reagan-penn-facebook-02The younger brother of UFC star BJ Penn was arrested Tuesday after a crazy incident on an airplane in which he allegedly yelled, "I won't get off the plane without a fight."

Reagan Penn -- a former MMA fighter himself -- was on a Delta plane at LAX headed to Phoenix to see his big brother throw down at UFC Fight Night 103 when he got into it with flight crew over alcohol. 

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We're told Penn wanted booze before takeoff, crew refused to serve him and an argument ensued. He was eventually told to deboard the plane but he refused. 

Cops were called but the standoff continued -- and he allegedly told officers, "I won't get off the plane without a fight."

A witness tells us Penn commented that his brother would "kick his ass" if he didn't make it to PHX for the fight. 

Penn was "taken down" by at least two officers who handcuffed him and arrested for him trespassing. He was taken to a nearby station where he was booked. 

Penn has since been released. No word if he made it to PHX yet. 

Ronda Rousey Vows to Rebuild Life After 'Rock Bottom'

1/9/2017 2:15 PM PST
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0109_ronda_rousey_tmzRonda Rousey is back on the grid ... kind of ... posting a quote on social media about bouncing back after hitting "rock bottom."

The UFC legend put up a J.K. Rowling quote that reads, "And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Rowling famously delivered the quote during a 2008 speech at Harvard while talking about how she wrote 'Harry Potter' while she was broke, jobless and recently divorced.

Rousey said she was a broken woman after the Holly Holm fight. She appeared to take the Amanda Nunes loss equally hard ... essentially going into hiding after UFC 207 to ponder her future.

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UFC's Dana White Fires Back at 'Uppity, 80-Year-Old' Meryl Streep

1/9/2017 9:38 AM PST
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Dana White says Meryl Streep is an "uppity 80-year-old lady" who was completely WRONG when she took a shot at MMA during the Golden Globes.

We spoke with the UFC honcho about Meryl's comments Sunday night -- when she was ripping Donald Trump's immigration plans and said if we kick out foreigners, "you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts."

White objects in a BIG WAY -- calling the dig at his sport "stupid" and "uneducated."

We also asked if he thought Meryl targeted MMA because Dana gave a speech for Trump at the Republican National Convention.

Chael Sonnen Let's Be Serious ... Ronda Has No Hollywood Future

1/8/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey sucks at acting ... so says Chael Sonnen, who says if Ronda stops fighting, her Hollywood career is over.

Sonnen joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 and explained that he wants the best for Rousey ... but pretending she has a real shot as an actress is a joke.

"This girl can't act, nor should she be able to. She's not a trained actor. She was in those opportunities because she was very famous."

Sonnen says for Ronda, fighting and acting opportunities are tied together -- "It's a house of cards. If one goes, they all go."

Jon Jones The Sport Caught Up to Ronda ... But She Should NOT Retire

1/6/2017 11:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones says Ronda Rousey isn't some washed-up bum just because she lost ... she's still a beast and should STRONGLY consider fighting again.

We spoke with the UFC superstar moments ago who says it's easy to pinpoint where Ronda went wrong -- Holly Holm laid out the blueprint to beat her and she needs to evolve as a fighter.

As for her future, Jon says it's important for Ronda's legacy that she get back in the Octagon and do what she does best ... because she can still win.

Jon thinks she can still beat 90% of the division ... but when we asked if she could take Amanda Nunes, his reaction kinda says it all.

UFC Ref Herb Dean Fires Back At Michael Rapaport ... Don't Tell Me How To Do My Job

1/5/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Rapaport just got counted out by UFC ref Herb Dean ... who says the actor should stay in his lane when talking MMA ... and not tell the veteran ref how to do a job Rapaport knows nothing about.

Rapaport went hard on Dean about how he handled the Rousey/Nunes ass kicking ... saying on FS1's "Undisputed" that Dean was too quick to stop the fight because of Ronda's "white girl privilege."

Translation -- Dean stopped the fight early to protect the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Rousey ... something he wouldn't have done for Nunes or any other non-white female fighter.

But Dean says that's a bunch of crap -- telling our guy MR doesn't have a CLUE what goes on in the Octagon and should keep his trap shut.

BTW, Dean was training at Fight Academy of Pasadena with former MMA star Savant "Black Superman" Young ... who gave us an exclusive demo of how Ronda could've avoided that ass kicking.

Amanda Nunes Blasts Ronda Rousey She's Always Been Overrated

1/4/2017 3:57 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Nunes can't understand why so many people LOST to Ronda Rousey -- telling TMZ Sports the UFC star is incredibly overrated and the fight was WAY EASIER than she thought it was gonna be. 

Nunes joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs tonight on FS1) -- and said she's always thought Ronda was overhyped -- "I knew I could beat Ronda Rousey since I saw her first fight."

In fact, Nunes says she trained way harder to fight Miesha Tate ... who she also demolished. 

There's A LOT more in the full interview which airs Wednesday on FS1. 

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Ronda Rousey Boyfriend Surfaces ... Ronda Still M.I.A.

1/4/2017 2:24 PM PST

0104_Travis-Browne_pcnRonda Rousey is still off the grid following her crushing loss at UFC 207 ... but her MMA star boyfriend has finally emerged.

Travis Browne was spotted out at an L.A. park --- looking pretty relaxed while sitting on a park bench. 

Seems he's finally cooled off ... because 1 day after Rousey lost, Browne attacked MMA fighter Michael "Venom" Page on Twitter for mocking Ronda after her loss.

Page had posted a video for a dance he made up called the "Rousey" -- in which he pretends to get punched in the face.

Travis didn't like it and challenged him to a fight. 

Page didn't respond -- but Amanda Nunes did. She thought it was "funny."

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Still no word on Ronda's whereabouts ... but she said in a statement she's mulling over her future.

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