Smells like the rivalry between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey is about to get even nastier -- with Tate blasting Ronda for her body odor.
Tate -- coming off another UFC victory in September -- was out in L.A. this week when we asked if B.O. was an issue in the world of female fighting.
And that's when Tate went after Rousey ... blasting the UFC champ for offending her olfactory system both in and OUT of the octagon.
FYI -- Rousey has beaten Tate both times they've fought in the UFC.
Sounds like Tate's gunning for a third shot.
President Obama --
RIPS ROGER GOODELL
NFL 'Behind the Curve' On Dom. Violence
12/12/2014 8:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
President Barack Obama just went after Roger Goodell -- saying the NFL Commish is "winging it" when it comes to the league's disciplinary action on domestic violence.
Obama called in to ESPN's "The Herd" and talked to Colin Cowherd about the Ray Rice situation.
"The way it was handled also indicates that the NFL was behind the curve," Obama said ... "As a lot of institutions have been behind the curve, in sending a clear message.”
That's when Obama took aim at Goodell -- who's been under fire for being inconsistent with the punishment he's dished out to players.
"You don’t want to be winging it when something like this happens. You want to have clear policies in place."
Obama did say there was a silver lining from the Rice situation -- "I’m so glad we got more awareness about domestic violence. Obviously, the situation that happened in the Rice family was important, but it did lift up awareness that this is a real problem that we have to root out and men have to change their attitudes and their behavior."
Indicted In New Orleans Rape Case
12/12/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been indicted for rape in New Orleans -- stemming from an alleged 2013 incident involving two women.
According to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office ... Sharper was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of simple rape.
Officials believe Sharper and two other men were involved -- and raped two women at a N.O. condo back in September 2013.
Sharper's alleged accomplice, Erik Nunez, was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of obstruction of justice.
A Sheriff's deputy has also been tied to the incident -- Brandon Licciardi who was indicted on three counts of human trafficking and obstruction of justice.
As for Sharper, he's still behind bars in L.A. on separate rape allegations. He's also been accused of raping women in Arizona.
Urban Meyer's Wife
HAIR CATCHES ON FIRE
... During BDay Dinner
12/12/2014 7:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Happy birthday to you ... happy birthday to you ... happy birthday dea ... OH MY GOD YOU HAIR'S ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!"
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer had a minor emergency at his wife's 50th birthday dinner this week ... when she went to blow out the candles and accidentally set herself on fire.
The moment was captured on camera by her daughter Nicki who wrote, "You know you're 50 when your hair catches on fire. Shelley Meyer girl on fire. Literally. The most beautiful mommy in the world! Never a dull moment. #typical"
Don't feel bad Shelley ... you're not the first person this happened to -- just ask Skrillex ... who set his locks on fire during a bday celebration last year.
GAFFE OF THE YEAR
Sexual Assault Begins at Home
12/12/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Prepare to apply palm to forehead.
Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen made one of the all-time blunders yesterday when asked about a sexual assault case involving a Tennessee Titans football player.
The 65-year-old politician explained that he's not really a big football guy ... but keeps up with Peyton and Eli Manning ... and knows the following thing to be 100% true:
"Eli and Peyton DON'T DO sexual assault against people ... other than their wives."
(apply palm to forehead now)
Even more shocking, the congressman didn't seem to realize his gaffe ... and moved on to the next topic without correcting himself.
Charmin Toilet Paper
For T.P. Rant At Lakers Practice
12/12/2014 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The people at Charmin toilet paper are SOAKING UP all the publicity from the Kobe Bryant meltdown yesterday --THANKING the Lakers star for saying the Lakers are "as soft as Charmin."
As we previously reported, Bryant blasted his teammates during practice Thursday -- calling them out for sucking it up this season ... saying, "Now I see why we've lost so many games. We're soft like Charmin!"
Well, Charmin heard the comments loud and clear -- and responded on Twitter ... saying, "You know, in terms of toilet paper, saying you're as soft as Charmin is a good thing. In basketball? Not so much."
The T.P. titans went on to thank Kobe for the publicity and explained why yesterday was a great day for the brand.
Charmin -- they're on a roll.
Johnny Manziel Will Do Fine
... But I Want Him to Lose!
12/12/2014 5:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Heisman Fraternity always sticks together ... mostly ... so says football legend Archie Griffin who tells TMZ Sports there's a good reason he hopes Johnny Manziel racks up a big "L" this weekend.
The 2-time Heisman Trophy winner (the only man to ever win twice) was out in NYC yesterday -- and while he wouldn't reveal his favorite for this year's statue, he says all 3 finalists belong at the ceremony.
But when we started talking about Johnny Football -- who won the Heisman during his freshman season at Texas A&M -- Griffin reminded us why he'll be rooting for the other team.
At least for this week.
Playing Santa Claus ...
IN THA HOOD!!
12/12/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The "Miracle on 34th Street" has got nothing on this -- Donald Sterling in Watts playing Santa Claus at a charity event with the word "projects" in the title! What could possibly go wrong?
TMZ Sports has learned the disgraced ex-owner of the Clippers will be in the middle of the Watts Housing Projects on Saturday handing out tons of gifts to kids at the 9th annual Chrismukkah Soirée "Party in the Projects."
We're told Donald reached out to Youth Mentoring Kids -- the group organizing the event -- and said he wanted to show up with a sleigh (more likely a Rolls-Royce) filled with toys ... and they accepted.
Sterling's blatant attempt to makeover his image in the black community isn't fooling anyone -- but at least underprivileged kids will benefit.
As long as V. Stiviano isn't there posing with anyone ... Sterling should be just fine.
My Black Hair Brush Biz ...
IS ON FIRE!!!
12/12/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Vick is like the black Paul Mitchell .. 'cause his black hair brush business is KILLING IT ... with demand for his WaveMasterz products higher than ever ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... Vick and Bow Wow got involved with the company last year after falling in love with the brushes.
Vick ended up buying 40% of the company. Bow Wow got 10%.
And the investment is paying off in a big way ... with WaveMasterz telling us the company is shipping out more than 500,000 brushes this holiday season to keep up with demand.
We're told the company only shipped out 3,000 last year ... when the company was in its infancy.
We spoke with Vick who tells us he's ecstatic about the growth -- saying, "I love the WaveMasterz brush ... it’s why I wanted to do more than endorse the brush, but be a part of this company."
He adds, "Now, we have to make sure the production keeps up with the demand because the response, even as we launch has been amazing."
As one source close to Vick put it ... "it gives him a hell of a lot of dips ... got his waves crashing."
Jettsetting With Hot, Rich Chick
... Who's NOT Kylie Jenner
12/11/2014 4:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga's "friendship" with Kylie Jenner might have some serious competition, cause TMZ Sports has exclusive video of T-Raww exiting a private jet with a very pretty -- and very rich -- new lady.
The smokin' hot chick in question is Anjali Ranadive, daughter of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive. The two traveled to Sac-Town earlier this week 'cause Anjali -- an aspiring singer -- was providing halftime entertainment at the Kings game ... and Tyga was helping out on the mic.
Here's the thing, Tyga didn't just rap and run ... he cozied up to Anjali the whole game alongside her pops Viivek and NFL legend Roger Craig (who happens to be Anjali's godfather).
FYI -- Vivek Ranadive's net worth is reported to be over $700 million ...
WE'RE NOT MAD AT KOBE
'He's Just Trying to Motivate Us'
12/11/2014 3:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There will be no Kobe Bryant mutiny on the L.A. Lakers -- so says a Lakers player who tells TMZ Sports the squad is NOT MAD at The Mamba for tearing 'em a new butthole at practice today.
In case you haven't heard, Bryant went NUCLEAR -- cussing out several players and even talking trash to G.M. Mitch Kupchak.
At one point, Bryant said, "Now I see why we've lost so many games. We're soft like Charmin!"
But one of the players on the team -- who spoke with us on the condition of anonymity -- said, "It's all in love. Kobe is trying to motivate us to become more hungry."
The player adds, "We are all good ... just gotta get better."
As for Kobe and Nick Young, who went at it on the court today as well, we're told ... "Swaggy and Kobe are good. Just two competitors competing. They always talk mess ... it's a part of the game."
Sued Over Head-On Collision
.. After Bieber Rescued His Kids
12/11/2014 12:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather is being sued over a frightening head-on collision involving his kids -- and Justin Bieber -- even though the boxer was on a red carpet when the accident went down.
We broke the story ... Floyd's kids were in a vehicle that slammed into another car in L.A. back in June while Floyd was at the BET Awards. Justin Bieber happened to be in the area at the time of the crash and rushed to the scene to comfort Floyd's kids.
Now, we've learned ... the other driver says he was seriously injured in the wreck and is suing Floyd ... claiming the man behind the wheel of Floyd's car was driving like a complete maniac that day.
And get this ... according to the suit, Floyd's driver is a FAMOUS BOXER -- J'Leon Love -- who trains out of the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. Love is also being sued.
According to the suit, Love was tearing through the streets at speeds of more than 100 MPH while weaving in and out of traffic.
The man behind the suit, Peter Park, claims he suffered injuries to his head, neck, collarbone, foot and ankle. Park claims his passenger was also injured.
Park is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to Love and Mayweather have not been returned.
49ers Stars [Update]
Ray McDonald & B. Lloyd
Broke Up Drunk Hotel Fight
12/10/2014 1:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
11:54 AM PT -- The Menlo Park PD tells TMZ Sports ... cops detained two people involved in the incident -- and determined they were both intoxicated.
Cops say they tried to speak with key witnesses, including McDonald and Lloyd -- but they bounced before police arrived.
But get this, a hotel security guard told police he tried to stop the men from leaving ... but claims "he was purposely pushed out of the way."
The security guard later told police he did not want to pursue any action against the guy who pushed him.
As for the fight itself, cops say everyone involved has decided NOT to press charges.
9ers stars Ray McDonald and Brandon Lloyd jumped into action at a San Francisco-area hotel -- breaking up a FIGHT between a drunk guy and two women ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... McDonald and Lloyd were at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park around 2AM Friday when a man who appeared to be super drunk began shouting at the two women who had been hanging at the bar with the players.
Witnesses tell us ... the drunk man called the women "whores" ... which obviously didn't go over well. We're told things quickly escalated with the women eventually charging at the man in a violent manner.
That's when the NFL stars rushed in and broke things up ... and then left the hotel when they felt the women were safe.
Cops were called to the scene -- and they took a report on the incident after talking to witnesses at the hotel ... but we're told no charges have been filed against anyone.
Calls to Lloyd and McDonald were not returned.