TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Snoop Dogg Crazy UFC Commentary Victory Smoke With Fighter

7/19/2017 9:33 AM PDT

Snoop Dogg -- UFC broadcasting GOAT?

Here's video of Snoop going CRAZY for fighter Sean O'Malley on "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" ... after O'Malley 1-punch KOs his opponent. 

Seriously ... Snoop absolutely loses his mind -- and it's amazing. His line right before the KO was epic too.

Dana rewarded S.O. with a UFC contract, but O'Malley's real prize came after the show ... when Snoop hooked him up with what looks like a victory blunt!!

FYI, this is only the 2nd episode of Dana's new Fight Pass series -- which features "Snoopcast" every week.

Can't wait for episode 3. 

Tyron Woodley I'm Down To Train Michael Irvin!!

7/18/2017 12:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Irvin just caught a HUGE break in his dream to become an MMA fighter ... 'cause UFC superstar Tyron Woodley says he's down to help kick-start the Hall of Famer's career in the cage!!

The 51-year-old told us last week that he's been training MMA and wants to take a real-deal fight ... but his wife's fears of injury have kept him from hittin' the mat.

We spoke to Woodley about Irvin's fightin' ambitions ... and the Chosen One says he's totally down to help the Cowboys legend out, saying he's gonna personally hit up #88 for some 1-on-1 training!!

The champ says he's had celebs and athletes like Wiz Khalifa and Devonta Freeman hit him up to work together on their MMA skills, and even hints he could start a fighting circuit for A-listers.

We also spoke to Woodley about his television special, 'In the Clinch,' airing on FS1 Tuesday night ... and T-Wood won't give out any spoilers, but says he's excited for fans to see how he evolved from a gangster to champion athlete.

UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov Hulk Punches Man In Stomach ... After Man Asks For It

7/18/2017 7:07 AM PDT

Here's a video of terrifying UFC destroyer Khabib Nurmagomedov punching an average dude in the stomach super freakin' hard ... but don't worry, the guy actually ASKED him to.

Now, why this dude wanted to get popped in the guts by a guy who wrestles bears for fun is beyond us, but it 100% happened when Khabib was messing around with some fans in Tajikistan.

We don't know what Khabib says to the guy before the punch happens, but he seems to be telling him how the shot is going to rearrange his organs before he hits him.

Good news? After he delivers the dragon punch to the dude's stomach the two men hug, which is great, but watching the whole thing made us happy we give hugs to bond on this side of the pond.

Michael Irvin I Want an MMA Fight ... I'm Dead Serious

7/17/2017 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

51-year-old Michael Irvin says he's itchin' for a fight -- a real MMA match -- telling TMZ Sports, "I would whoop somebody up!"

The NFL Hall of Famer is still in incredible shape and actually does MMA training at a gym by his home. But Irvin says he's a gamer -- and wants to test his skills in live combat. 

There's just one problem -- "My wife says I'm her mule. She can't have her mule out there getting hurt!" 

Irvin says he knows he'll never fight in the pro ranks -- but he's deadly serious about setting up a celebrity MMA tournament. 

"Let's get in the ring and do something."

We know Irvin is a HUGE fan of the UFC and Dana White -- so, don't rule it out.

Floyd to Conor I've Got Slurs Too ... 'You F****t!'

7/14/2017 1:27 PM PDT
Breaking News

Mayweather's rep says, "The reason Floyd called Conor the F word is because Conor called Floyd a monkey. Floyd has nothing against gays or lesbians at all ... Floyd has them on his staff. Floyd has nothing but the utmost respect for gays and lesbians."

We're told the monkey comment allegedly happened off mic when Conor was storming around the stage and hyping up the crowd. Floyd Mayweather crossed the line -- much like Conor McGregor did -- by calling him a "fa***t" during their London news conference.

The fighters were in the middle of wrapping up their world tour to promote their upcoming boxing match, and when Floyd grabbed the mic he started ripping into Conor ... calling him a string of names, including the homophobic slur.

Conor didn't react, but the crowd certainly did ... and it wasn't good.

Remember, a few days ago ... Conor told Floyd ... "Dance for me, boy!" He was, rightfully, taken to task for spewing a racist term to an African-American man.

Looks like it's Floyd's turn to feel the heat.

NHL's Mark Giordano I've Never Seen Brian McGrattan Lose a Fight

7/13/2017 1:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If you're gonna pick a fight with a hockey player, STAY AWAY FROM BRIAN MCGRATTAN ... so says Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano

We were talking to Mark about which hockey player would have the best shot at success in the UFC -- and without hesitation, Giordano brought up the legendary enforcer.

"I've never seen him lose a fight," Mark explained. 

McGrattan -- 6'4", 235 lbs -- had a helluva fight record during his time in the NHL ... and is said to have not lost a single scrap during the 2013-2014 season despite playing in 76 games.

Here are some highlights. Enjoy the violence.

Jon Jones: Bigger Athletes Than Me Do Coke 'You'd Be Surprised'

7/13/2017 10:13 AM PDT
Breaking News

Jon Jones says he's not the only superstar with a taste for cocaine -- saying he knows for a fact that "some of the greatest athletes in the country" like to ride the blow train to snooter town. 

The UFC superstar opened up about his well-documented coke use to Bleacher Report ... saying, "As far as me doing coke before a fight, that's not me trying to be a bad guy. That's me frickin' doing a bump -- you know, at a party."

"The truth of the matter is, you'd be surprised how many people have done coke. I've been around some of the greatest athletes in the country. Athletes with a lot bigger names than me do coke. But people don't talk about it."

Jones says the drug helps him have a good time -- saying, "If you can afford to smoke a little weed, and do a little coke, and still win world titles, who's to tell you you can't?"

"I understand these things are illegal. And once you get caught doing it, it's humiliating. But at the same time, I'm not an addict or anything like that. You don't see me walking around weighing fucking 100 pounds with my teeth rotting out and scabs all over my face."

It's not the first time Jon's been open about how much he likes coke -- he said the weekend he did blow and then beat Daniel Cormier was one of the best times of his life. 

Floyd Mayweather I'm Not Offended Conor Called Me 'Boy'

7/13/2017 6:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How does Floyd Mayweather feel about Conor McGregor calling him a "boy" twice?  No offense taken. 

In fact, Floyd actually tries to turn it into a joke -- "We all know there's only 2 types of boys -- a white boy and a cowboy -- and I'm neither."

TBE landed in NYC on Wednesday night, so we had to ask him about the outrage over Conor's racial comments at the 2 media events.

"Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive," Mayweather told us.

"A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I don't worry about that."

When asked specifically if he's upset with Conor over the comments, Floyd said he's not -- explaining, "It is what it is. He's entitled to feel how he wants to feel."

"I just want to stay in my zone and stay focused."

Tony Ferguson to Conor: I'm Coming For Your UFC Belt! ... If You Still Got It

7/12/2017 7:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tony Ferguson has a loud, finger-waggin' message for Conor McGregor ...

I'LL SEE YOU AFTER FLOYD, SON!!

We got T-Ferg leaving the first Mayweather-McGregor press conference at Staples Center Tuesday ... and the UFC lightweight contender wasted no time telling Conor -- the UFC lightweight champ -- what's up.

That said, Ferguson -- whose next fight isn't booked -- is open to other matchups ... like one with Justin Gaethje -- who dropped one of the most violent/awesome UFC debuts EVER last week. 

"If he wants his a** kicked we'll handle that," Tony told TMZ Sports.

Basically, give the dude whatever gets him the gold. Right now, that's Conor ... unless the Irishman vacates his belt after cashing $100 mil vs. Floyd.

Dana White White House Called Me About Fight ... Trump's All About It

7/11/2017 4:40 PM PDT

Dana White says he got a call from Donald Trump's camp about the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight -- but says POTUS likely won't attend because he feels like he "ruins events."

Of course, Dana and Donald are longtime friends (Dana spoke at the RNC) -- and White has previously told us Trump has an open invitation to attend any UFC event. 

So, we asked if Trump would be at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 and White replied -- "Funny you say that. They called me yesterday."

White says Donald is 100% interested in the fight but feels he'd be too big of a distraction to attend in person. 

"He feels like he'll ruin events," White said ... "Secret Service is going to have to go through the place, shut down streets and create crazy traffic."

On the other hand, White says his good buddy Tom Brady can also get tickets if he wants -- best seats in the house! 

Conor to Floyd: 'Dance for Me, Boy'

7/11/2017 3:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Two things you don't say to black men in America ...

1) "Dance for Me"

2) "Boy"

Conor McGregor said BOTH of those things to Floyd Mayweather at the big fight news conference in L.A. and people are pissed.

The reaction on social media was swift with FS1's Chris Broussard tweeting, "'Dance for me, boy!' Ohh, ohh. Does he know what he just said?"

Not the first time Conor's gone racial to hype a fight -- he famously called Nate Diaz a "cholo gangster" before UFC 196.

Valentina Shevchenko Calls B.S. On Nunes' Sinusitis Story 'Maybe It Was Her Plan'

7/11/2017 9:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Valentina Shevchenko is callin' B.S. on the reason behind Amanda Nunes' UFC 213 title fight withdrawal ... telling TMZ Sports she's "not believing 100%" that Nunes pulled out over health issues.

We spoke with Bullet about Nunes pulling out due to chronic sinusitis ... and Shevchenko says she doesn't believe the excuse because Lioness seemed perfectly healthy the week leading up to the fight.

As for why Nunes would make up the claim, Shevchenko speculates the withdrawal happened because Nunes was "feeling (her) energy" and wanted to reschedule the fight to throw off her rhythm.

But V.S. says if it was Nunes' plan all along to bail, it didn't work ... 'cause she'll be ready whenever a makeup date is set.

Demi Lovato Conor Is 'Crazy' ... Floyd Better Be Careful

7/11/2017 8:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Demi Lovato says Conor McGregor is straight LOCO ... and his insanity is what gives him a legit shot to shock Floyd Mayweather.

"Conor's crazy! And sometimes you can't beat crazy," Demi told TMZ Sports outside Break Room 86 in L.A.'s K-Town while promoting her new single "Sorry Not Sorry."

Demi's a HUUUUGE fight fan -- she's been training at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Gym in L.A. with some of the top fighters in the world ... and Jay says she's no joke. We've seen video. He's right.

But when it comes to the Floyd, Conor thing -- Demi says she's siding with the Irishman ... explaining that a McGregor victory would be massive for the sport she loves.

Around the Web