TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Chuck Liddell I'm Gonna Whoop Tito's Ass, Again ... And He Knows It

5/26/2018 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chuck Liddell already has his fight strategy for his 3rd scrap with Tito Ortiz -- "I'm gonna knock his head off."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the 48-year-old MMA legend is coming out of retirement to fight on a MMA card promoted by Oscar De La Hoya -- and can't wait to get back in the cage with his old rival. 

"When it's all over with, it's gonna be 3-0," Liddell said ... bragging about the 2 wins he already racked up over Ortiz during their fights back in the mid-2000s. 

"He's trying to convince himself he can beat me -- it ain't gonna happen," the Ice Man told us outside a party for Humbyl Coin in West Hollywood Monday night. 

Ortiz sees the fight going down in a different way ... just last week Tito says he plans to make a couple million dollars "kicking Chuck Liddell's ass."

Tyron Woodley Kendrick Should've Given 'N-Word Pass' ... To White Concertgoer

5/25/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC Champ Tyron Woodley says Kendrick Lamar should've let a white concertgoer get away with saying the n-word ... saying the young lady deserved a pass.

It happened last week during a concert in Alabama ... Kendrick admonished the fan when she let the word slip during a performance of "M.A.A.D. City," and of course it instantly went viral.

Woodley was on his show "The Hollywood Beatdown" when the topic came up ... and Tyron took the wrong less traveled by black dudes, saying he thought the young lady was GREAT.

"I thought it was hilarious. I thought how confident she was, no reservation, no hesitation, she came right off the nugget. She didn't miss one line."

Hope you didn't think he'd stop there ... Tyron went to explain that he routinely gives n-word passes when he does stand-up comedy, and tries to get his co-host Evan (white dude) to says the word.

Evan passes ... which is UNDOUBTEDLY the smart decision.

Check out the 'Beatdown' every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel.

Paige VanZant Yep, I Got a Boob Job ... So What?!

5/23/2018 1:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paige VanZant tells TMZ Sports ... the boob job rumors are true -- and it's really no big deal. 

The UFC star's chest has been the topic of some Internet debate recently ... even Michael Bisping weighed in on the issue on a podcast. 

Now, Paige wants to set the record straight once and for all ... telling us, "Yep, I did get a boob job."

She continued, "I'm a girl and always wanted my own boobs. They never came so I bought them."

So, how will the new additions affect her day job? They really shouldn't ...  

However, there was a fighter, Pearl Gonzalez, who was temporarily stopped from competing in New York in 2017 because of breast implants ... but the NY State Athletic Commission later cleared her to fight. 

UFC's Luke Rockhold Opens Gnarly, Bloody Leg Gash ... So Many Stitches!

5/22/2018 4:52 PM PDT
Breaking News

UFC star Luke Rockhold banged his shin -- and accidentally opened a gash on his leg that needed so many stitches, the guy lost count. 

We spoke with Rockhold, who says his shin was surgically repaired after his fight with Yoel Romero back in February ... but the wound reopened while he was training this past weekend. 

So, Luke went back to the doctor who needed to sew his shin shut -- and the whole thing was insanely graphic ... we're talking lots of blood and gore. 

There's bad news and good news ... 

The bad news ... Luke says he can't fight again until at least October, so the fight he was targeting with Alexander Gustafsson is off for now. 

The good news ... Luke says he'll heal up and still wants to take a fight in 2018, whether it's Gustafsson or someone else. 

Rampage Jackson Blasts 50 Cent You're Not a Real Fighter!

5/22/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rampage Jackson is putting an end to rumors he's headed to an MMA fight with 50 Cent -- telling TMZ Sports there's no way in hell Fiddy ever REALLY gets in a cage with him. 

50 started trash talking Rampage earlier this month -- saying he's the superior "Jackson" and would wreck the former UFC champ if they ever stepped in a cage. 

The rapper fueled speculation that the two were working on a deal when he posted a photo with Bellator president Scott Coker

So, when we saw Rampage at LAX, we had to ask ... and Jackson told us straight-up he's INCREDIBLY ANNOYED by all the fight talk ... 'cause it's never happening! 

"50 probably drinking too much of that champagne that he got," Rampage said ... "Who actually think 50 trying to fight?

"I just don't feel like 50 trying to step in no cage with me ... he ain't no fighter."

"I ain't trying to challenge him to no rap battles."

Rampage added ... "It's annoying as f*ck."

UFC's Rose Namajunas Public Humiliation Required If Joanna Wants Rematch!!

5/21/2018 4:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC star Rose Namajunas has a message for Joanna Jedrzejczyk -- want a rematch? Hope you're ready to PUBLICLY stuff your face with a fat ol' piece of humble pie!

Of course, Rose already smashed Joanna TWICE -- ending Jedrzejczyk's historic 14-fight win streak. But Joanna wants a 3rd crack at the 25-year-old champ.   

"She knows I'm the best," Rose tells TMZ Sports ... "But she won't admit it to anybody."

Well, if Joanna wants a third fight, Rose says that's gotta change. 

"If she says that I'm the best PUBLICLY," Rose says ... she'll CONSIDER another rematch.

"Just say it!"

If JJ can't bring herself to make the public declaration, Rose says she's moving on with her life and career ... but doesn't rule out a 3rd clash with Joanna somewhere down the line. 

"I'd be interested to see how she does with somebody else before even entertaining that possibility."

Ball's in your court, Joanna ... 

UFC Star To Colby Covington I Wanna Punch A Hole In Your Head

5/19/2018 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How freakin' bad does UFC star Kamaru Usman HATE Colby Covington?

"If I see this beady-eyed, snake-head-lookin' dude in any room, my heart rate goes up. I just want to punch a hole through his head."

Yeah, that bad.

We talked to Usman -- the 7th ranked welterweight in the world -- the day before his headlining UFC Fight Night against Demian Maia in Chile.

Kamaru says the whole division knows he's the best fighter -- even champ Tyron Woodley -- but there's only 1 guy who gets his blood boiling.

Covington.

The beef goes back ... Usman once told us C.C. had "p***y-itis," and they almost came to blows before UFC 223.

So, if Usman leaves the Octagon with a W Saturday ... you know who's next up on the wish list -- and if it goes according to plan, there will be blood. 

"I just want to punch a hole through his head."

Tyron Woodley Rips YouTube's Vitaly: Lucky I Didn't Beat Your Ass!

5/18/2018 3:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley came thiiiiiiis close to beating the dog snot out of YouTube star Vitaly when a stupid prank crossed the line ... and Tyron's still fuming about it.

FYI, Vitaly is famous for screwing with big stars like Kim Kardashian -- but when he tried to punk Tyron with an ass-grabbing stunt in L.A., the UFC star says things got really heated.

"His [stunt] almost got him knocked out," Tyron said on "The Hollywood Beatdown."

"I said, 'Do you know who I am? I will knock your ass out in the middle of the street.'"

Don't worry, Tyron let the dude live ... but it's clear he doesn't like the guy. 

So, when Vitaly made a racist joke while weighing in on the upcoming KSI vs. Logan Paul fight, Tyron unleashed some of the fury. 

There's more ... Tyron revealed some behind the scenes secrets from the new Stallone flick, 'Escape Plan 2' ... and tells us how he got the producers to hire one of his NFL star friends.

And, if you're sick of the Royal Wedding, you're gonna love watching Tyron go in on the British.

Make sure to check out the 'Beatdown' every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube page.

Conor McGregor Buys Baller Bounce House ... For Baby Conor

5/16/2018 8:31 AM PDT
Breaking News

He just turned 1 ... but Conor McGregor Jr. already has his own house!!

Yeah, it's a bouncy house ... but it's dope and it's all set up at the UFC fighter's massive Ireland estate. 

Conor Sr. is getting in some quality father-son time before he goes back to fighting ... and it's pretty cute. He even pushes the kid on a swing and CJ loves it. 

It's a different side of Conor ... much different than the raging maniac we saw in Brooklyn, when he went berserk on a UFC bus and injured several people. 

Makes you wonder if Conor ... a master P.R. guy ... is using social media to rehab his image, especially with criminal charges still looming in NY. 

If he does avoid jail time -- next up is likely a date with Khabib Nurmagomedov ... one of the most violent men on the planet. 

But until then ... enjoy the family time! 

'Ultimate Fighter' Describes Slap Attack Incident ... with Nate Diaz

5/16/2018 7:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Ultimate Fighter' star Tyler Diamond is giving the blow-by-blow about the violent incident at an MMA event where Nate Diaz slapped him in the face ... and it's nuts. 

Diamond -- an undefeated fighter who's killing it on 'TUF' -- says he was at a Combate Americas event in Sacramento on Friday when he saw Nate get into it with his pal, Clay Guida

Diamond says he got in the middle of the ruckus to try and break it up ... but Nate reached out and slapped him in the face before another guy in Diaz's crew followed up with a punch. 

"I get punched from my left side by some big fat dude who don't pack no heat -- I would love to fight that guy, actually."

Diamond says a melee ensued but Nate's crew quickly realized they were outnumbered and retreated. 

Now, the Sacramento Sheriff's Dept. says they took reports for a possible misdemeanor battery and will investigate the incident. 

Diamond says he thinks Nate's a bitch -- but he doesn't want to prosecute. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... since there were no major injuries, the incident isn't really a high priority for cops. 

Nate's camp had no comment. 

UFC's Raquel Pennington 'Glad My Corner Didn't Let Me Quit'

5/15/2018 10:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Raquel Pennington says she would have been "devastated" if her corner would have thrown in the towel during UFC 224 ... saying, "I'm glad they didn't let me quit."

Pennington's corner has been under fire for not throwing in the towel when she told them she had nothing left after the 4th round of her fight with Amanda Nunes

Raquel says her corner team has been beating themselves up for talking her into fighting in the 5th round ... but she insists they only did what SHE wanted them to do. 

"If I truly wanted out of there, I could have turned around [to the ref] and waved out of the fight," Pennington says. 

In fact, she says her coach did give her the motivation she needed to get back out there ... and does NOT feel like her team ever put her in real danger. 

Pennington lost the fight ... but says she kept her honor. 

UFC's Tim Kennedy Waterboarding Didn't Hurt ... 'Not Real Torture'

5/15/2018 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-UFC star Tim Kennedy said the reason he decided to get waterboarded was to show the world, "We're not a bunch of spineless cowards" ... and insists it didn't even hurt. 

Kennedy -- a U.S. Army Special Forces sniper -- let his friends waterboard him for about 45 minutes over the weekend ... and live streamed it to show the world why it shouldn't be considered torture. 

"It feels like you're drowning. It feels like it, but you're not," Kennedy tells TMZ Sports.

"Because the water is going down in the back of your eyes, up your nose, it's pooling in the back of your throat. You’re trying to hold your breath, but all that water is pounding at the back of your throat, so you can't hold your breath."

"It's uncomfortable. It doesn’t feel good. It's not like, 'Let's go get a spa treatment.' A little face massage. It's an uncomfortable thing. But, it's a very effective thing."

Kennedy is adamant waterboarding should NOT be considered torture -- and explained his point in graphic detail. 

"I have seen torture firsthand. I have found people with no fingers. I've seen people with their breasts cut off. I've seen their eyelids slit open so they could watch their own family being murdered. That's torture. This is water being poured on your face."

UFC's Ray Borg Baby Son Battling Hard ... After 2nd Brain Surgery

5/14/2018 4:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Ray Borg says tough genes run in the family ... with his newborn son fighting like a champ after undergoing his 2nd major brain surgery 

Ray's son, Anthony, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus -- excess fluid in the brain -- after a premature birth at the end of March. 

Anthony underwent two major brain surgeries -- and unfortunately suffered seizures -- but the good news ... Ray says things have taken a turn for the better and he's getting healthier every day.

Still, the medical costs are adding up so Ray started a GoFundMe page ... and his MMA pal Cody Garbrandt stepped up in a big way, donating $1,000. 

Pretty cool right?!

Don't get it twisted, Ray says this experience has been one of the hardest things he's ever had to go through in his life ... but he's hopeful he'll get to take his son home soon. 

Around the Web