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The Charlo Twins GGG & Canelo Are Cowards ... They Fear Us

11/18/2018 12:05 AM PST
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JermellJermall Charlo say two of boxing's biggest stars are two of boxing's biggest COWARDS ... claiming both GGG & Canelo Alvarez are SCARED OF THE SMOKE the Charlo's bring.

Jermell fights at 154 ... Jermall fights at 160, and they say Canelo and GGG are doing everything in their power NOT to have to fight the twins.

"They moved up from the weight classes, I think Canelo at 168, but he's got a manager and a promoter  and they know where we're at."

BTW ... the call-outs didn't end in the boxing ring, because we then asked the bros if they are willing to jump into the world of MMA -- something more and more fighters are doing -- and they are SUPER DOWN.

"I would, I'd fight wherever the money at."

FYI -- when they say "I" they basically mean "we," because they look exactly alike, finishing each other's sentences and stuff ... it's actually kinda cute.

But, please don't tell them we said that.

Dana White To Floyd Mayweather Want $150 Million? ... Fight Khabib In The UFC

11/17/2018 12:20 AM PST
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Dana White's FIRING BACK at Floyd Mayweather -- sayin' if he wants a 9-figure payday for fighting Khabib, it's gotta be in the UFC.

TMZ Sports saw the UFC honcho outside the Montage in L.A. and asked him about Floyd's make-or-break terms for the potential megafight with the UFC champ.

Remember, earlier this week, F.M. told us, "It's my way, my rules. I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather!" 

So, you could say Dana/Khabib and Floyd are at a stalemate.

"The answer is 'no.' He's gonna have to come here and get his ass whoopin'," White said ... "We did that last time. You gotta come here this time."

"Every time he wants to box. You wanna fight? Want to make 150 million? Come over here and get your ass whooped."

So, unless someone gives in ... this thing ain't happening. 

Speaking of fights that seem unlikely to go down ... Dana also addresses the rumored Conor McGregor vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone fight.

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Cecilia Braekhus On Superfight ... 'It's Gonna Happen'

11/16/2018 7:59 AM PST
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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, move over.... there's a new superfight on the way.

The matchup? Cris Cyborg -- arguably the greatest female UFC fighter ever -- against Cecilia Braekhus -- arguably the greatest female boxer ever.

If you like combat sports, you're well aware Cyborg's a badass ... but so is Braekhus. She's undefeated at 34-0 and has been the undisputed welterweight champ since 2014.

TMZ Sports talked to Cecilia -- who'll be the 1st woman to headline an HBO boxing card on December 8 -- Thursday night after the Lakers game and she gave us the 411 on the dream fight with Cyborg.

"[Cyborg's] very interested in doing a boxing match. We want to do the female version of a Mayweather-McGregor."

Braekhus says this ain't a pie-in-the-sky pipe dream.

"It's gonna happen."

But, does Cris have any chance to beat a champion boxer?

Braekhus' answer might surprise you.

Earlier this year ... we talked to Cyborg about the prospects of fighting Braekhus.

Floyd Mayweather Ultimatum To Khabib: Box Me, Or We Ain't Fightin'

11/16/2018 12:20 AM PST
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Floyd Mayweather is giving Khabib a simple choice -- we fight in the boxing ring ... or we ain't fightin' at all!

Of course, the two have been goin' back and forth since Khabib beat Conor and called out Floyd ... but Nurmagomedov's team AND Dana White both say it's gotta be MMA.

Now, Floyd's firing back ... telling TMZ Sports HE makes the rules -- 'cause he makes the money and that makes him the guy who calls the shots ... and mixed martial arts isn't happening.

"They said it has to happen in the Octagon. And I said, 'Just tell me where Khabib has made 9 figures before in the Octagon!'"

"If he hasn't made 9 figures, he's not the A-side. So, I'm the A-side."

Remember, Floyd told us he's likely to fight on New Year's Eve in Tokyo ... and if he and Khabib can't strike a deal, that's cool with him.

"It's my way, my rules. I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather!"

Conor McGregor Apologizes For Whiskey Shortage Sold Hundreds Of Thousands Of Bottles

11/15/2018 10:44 AM PST

Conor McGregor would like to apologize ... to absolutely f**kin' nobody all you whiskey drinkers who have been dyin' to get their hands on his Proper 12 whiskey ... saying he's sorry for the worldwide shortage.

Proper No. 12 tells TMZ Sports they've "sold more cases in less than one month than many whiskey brands sell in a full year" ... amounting to hundreds of thousands of bottles sold.

The crazy sales have led to a shortage of the product -- great for Conor's bank account -- but bad news for fans tryin' to get their paws on a bottle.

"I don’t usually see reason to apologise but in this case I want to take this chance to apologise to absolutely everyone for our out-of-stock situation."

Conor says he's personally making sure the company is ramping up production.

"I was at the distillery last week and we have plans in place to be back in stock in Ireland and the United States in early December and onward."

"We are producing many hundreds of thousands of bottles now."

Chuck Liddell Calabasas Home Still Standing ... After Evacuating for Wildfires

11/14/2018 2:55 PM PST
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Chuck Liddell is keeping tabs on his Calabasas home while training for his huge fight with Tito Ortiz ... telling TMZ Sports his house is still standing amid the Southern California wildfires.

"The Iceman" was training at Kings MMA in WeHo leading up to the November 24 fight when we asked about his neighborhood being affected by the massive fires.

Celebs like Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Gerard Butler have lost their homes during the tragedy ... and thousands have been forced to evacuate -- including Liddell.

The good news, though -- his home is safe for now ... and he's been getting daily picture updates while spending his time focusing on Tito.

As for the fight ... Chuck guarantees he'll complete the trilogy 3-0 ... and has some words for people saying he's too old.

Tito Ortiz I Wanna Visit Trump ... After Beating Up Liddell

11/14/2018 7:55 AM PST
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Tito Ortiz has been a hardcore President Trump supporter for years ... so after the MMA star beats the hell outta Chuck Liddell, he says he wants to take a trip to the White House. 

TMZ Sports talked to Ortiz at Kings MMA in West Hollywood -- where Tito was preparing for the Ortiz-Liddell trilogy fight on November 24 -- and we asked if he'd be down to take a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave ... if he wins.

"I would love to visit the White House. I've been supporting Trump since day 1."

In the past, visiting the W.H. has been a rite of passage for championship athletes -- until Trump was elected -- and many stopped going (see Warriors, Eagles). 

Remember, Tito personally knows Trump ... he was on "The Apprentice" back in '08.

The "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" says being down with Trump -- especially for someone of Mexican descent -- ain't always been easy.

"I've lost a lot of fans, but I've gained a lot of fans too."

Ortiz also had a message for the Prez ... who's a big fan of combat sports.

"Donald Trump, keep doing what you're doing, man. I appreciate you. I love your support. And, keep standing your ground, and speak the way all the rest of us Americans need to be spoken for."

"Yeah, you say a few things on Twitter that you probably shouldn't say, but at the end of the day, you're a true American like the rest of us are. Thank you very much for what you do for our country."

UFC's Yair Rodriguez Reveals Gnarly Injuries Broken Nose, Busted Feet

11/13/2018 12:20 AM PST
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Yair Rodriguez might've handed out the greatest knockout in UFC history ... but he didn't escape unscathed ... 'cause dude's whole body is jacked up -- from head to toe.

Literally.

Rodriguez -- fresh off his INSANE last second KO of the "Korean Zombie" -- joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs nightly on FS1) ... and showed off his battle scars.

"My nose is broken, and both my eyes are purple" ... Rodriguez told us.

But, the worst part?

His freakin' feet are ridiculously swollen ... so bad that he can't even move around on his own.

"I cannot walk without crutches, right now."

The fight was unbelievably entertaining ... and fans are already calling for a rematch.

So, is Yair down for another scrap?

"I'm always trying to move forward on my life and my career. I don't know what's coming next. Korean Zombie is a fighter I really respect a lot. I have tons of respect for him, of course."

"If I ever have to fight him again, it'll still be an honor for me to fight him."

Tyron Woodley Mayweather, Weed and McGregor? ... Let's Talk.

11/9/2018 3:07 PM PST
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Tyron Woodley says he believes Floyd Mayweather's explanation for backing out of his New Year's Eve fight in Japan -- and explains why small exhibition fights are a SMART move for TBE. 

In fact, the UFC champ says he'd be down to take an exhibition fight anywhere -- including someone's living room -- as long as the price is right!!

Woodley also talks about Mike Tyson's new plans to become a marijuana baron -- and if it's a smart move for guys like Conor McGregor to embrace weed so publicly.

Also, can CBD help fighters in the ring? Tyron has the breakdown. 

Plus, Woodley dishes out his weekly punch in the face and pat on the back. 

Check out new episodes of 'The Hollywood Beatdown' every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel

Mike Perry To Donald Cerrone I'm Gonna Knock You The F**k Out ... And Eat You Alive

11/9/2018 10:58 AM PST
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"I'ma f**kin' eat this man alive."

That's what "Platinum" Mike Perry promises to do to Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone when they square off at UFC Fight Night 139 Saturday night.

Perry didn't stop there ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm gonna knock this man the f**k out, period. That's all there is to it."

"I gotta take over. I'm gonna go forward, push him in the wall. Grind my elbows in his face. Slice his face open, and knock him out cold."

Cerrone ain't the only one feelin' Platinum Mike's wrath ... Perry also had harsh words for the UFC's newest fighter, Ben Askren -- an NCAA champ and Olympic wrestler.

"Who's afraid to get laid on top of? That's like a sexual fantasy to some people. They hire like 400-pound women to drop that ass on them. Ben Askren's like a 400-pound woman. F**kin' bitch. Biggest bitch I ever saw."

UFC's Cowboy Cerrone 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Outfit ... For Fight Week

11/8/2018 2:22 PM PST
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UFC star Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone is so obsessed with "Red Dead Redemption 2" -- he's even dressing like the characters for a little fight week inspiration. 

Cerrone is fighting "Platinum" Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver on Saturday --  and if he seems extra violent this week, it's because he's been murdering everyone in New Hanover. 

Cowboy doesn't even consider himself a "gamer" -- but said he HAD to buy 'RDR2' because it seemed to be right up his alley ... and he was right. 

The game is already a massive hit -- earning a record $750 MILLION in the first 3 days of sales. In fact, one of the plot points in this week's "South Park" episode is how everyone is obsessed with the game. 

Right before we started the interview with Cerrone, he told us his outfit was inspired by Arthur Morgan -- the main character in the game.

"Not only have I been playing the game, but I pre-purchased the $100 package with the horses and the guns."

"It's Cowboy all the way. So, I love it. Yeah. It's so cool. Just how you can just kill everybody. Whatever you want. I can't go into any town without being harassed by everyone, 'cause I just murder everybody."

Game on. 

Conor McGregor Bathroom Self-Affirmation ... 'You The Man!'

11/8/2018 6:33 AM PST
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Conor McGregor felt Conor McGregor needed a little confidence boost Thursday morning -- so, he looked in the mirror and told himself how great he is. 

Over and over and over. 

With his Versace robe hanging on his bathroom door, Conor pointed at himself and repeated, "You the man. You the man. YOU are the man!"

He then cackled like a maniac. 

So, why? He's Conor McGregor, that's why. 

Seems to be getting over his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov -- you remember, Conor was smashed up at UFC 229 in Vegas on October 6. 

It was Conor's first MMA fight in nearly 2 years -- and he didn't exactly look like the world-beater we got used to seeing against guys like Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez

Conor has said he wants a rematch with Khabib -- but has told Dana White he's willing to fight whoever it takes to get it. 

In the meantime, at least he's got his mirror. 

Mike Tyson I Hope Mayweather Fights Again ... But No MMA!

11/8/2018 12:10 AM PST
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Mike Tyson tells TMZ Sports he's rooting for another Floyd Mayweather comeback fight -- as long as it ain't in the Octagon! 

After that whole Japan fight debacle, Floyd insists he's retired (again) ... but Iron Mike says he hopes he reconsiders because he likes watching Mayweather fight ... as a boxer. 

Also worth noting ... Mike Tyson is stoned to the bejeezus in this clip. 

How do we know? 'Cause Mike's out promoting his new Tyson Ranch weed brand -- and his business partner, BigMike, told us they just lit up. 

In fact, Mike recently smoked out Conor McGregor -- and got the UFC star's marijuana seal of approval. 

"Hey, McGregor's a good guy," Mike said ... "He liked our kush. I'm very grateful for that."

Mike's marijuana ranch is huge -- 400 acres right in the Coachella Valley in Southern California ... and Tyson tells us his goal is to take over the whole THC industry. 

Now somebody get that man some Funyuns!!!

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