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UFC's Arianny Celeste Congratulates Ronda Rousey On Engagement

4/22/2017 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Arianny Celeste says she's super happy for Ronda Rousey -- congratulating the UFC legend on her recent engagement to Travis Browne

Remember, Ronda and Arianny clashed during Ronda's fighting days -- but now, it appears it's all water under the bridge.

In fact, the UFC's most famous Octagon girl praised Ronda for paving the way for female fighters in the UFC and called on the fighting organization to do something special for its biggest star. 

See ... what beef? 

UFC's Tyron Woodley Hey, Georges St-Pierre ... Fight Me Already!

4/20/2017 4:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley wants big fights -- and he's not afraid to name names ... telling TMZ Sports he wants a piece of Georges St-Pierre if he can't get Conor McGregor.

The UFC welterweight champ co-hosted the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) -- and told us why he's lost respect for the great GSP.

By the way, Woodley is GREAT on the show tonight --  hitting everything from Ronda Rousey's engagement to the fight at the Royals game and even tells us why Vin Diesel "pulled up" on him at the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" premiere this week.

Don't miss it.

Ronda Rousey Engaged to Travis Browne ... We're Getting Married!

4/20/2017 12:52 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey is getting married!!!

The UFC superstar just revealed she's engaged to her UFC fighter boyfriend, Travis Browne -- who she's been dating since 2015.

Browne popped the question with a massive diamond ring -- and said he proposed under a waterfall in New Zealand about a week ago because "it felt like the right place to do it."

Ronda says she hopes the wedding will be soon -- but says she also doesn't know what goes into planning a wedding ... so, she's keeping an open mind about the date.

Congrats!!!

We reached out Dana White who says, "I'm very happy for Ronda and I'm looking forward to the wedding!" 

Conor McGregor I'll Make $100 Million in Mayweather Fight

4/20/2017 11:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Conor McGregor believes he'll walk away with more than $100 MILLION after his fight with Floyd Mayweather ... and says Dana White was just being conservative with his $75 million prediction. 

White told us earlier this week he believes McGregor vs. Mayweather WILL happen -- and told Colin Cowherd that Conor should make around $75 mil and Floyd will get around $100 mil. 

But Conor just weighed in on social media saying White's numbers are low. 

"How's that 75milli make your stomach feel? It's actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that's not including my endorsements and business ventures."

He added, "28 years of age. Fresh c*nt. Doubt me now."

Remember, back in November, Conor called his shot -- saying he wanted $100 million for the fight. 

Ask, and you might receive ... 

There's more ... Conor also released some footage of him giving boxing advice to one of his proteges. 

He explained that he's been focused on boxing lately but "make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts."

He also suggests that if Floyd bails on their superfight, he could convince Manny Pacquiao to take his place.

"Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something. But whatever that's another conversation."

Cody Garbrandt Wants Demetrious Johnson Fight ... After KO'ing Dillashaw

4/19/2017 3:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cody Garbrandt says Demetrious Johnson better ice up ... 'cause he's coming for the UFC legend right after he smashes through T.J. Dillashaw

Cody and TJ are set to square off at UFC 213 in July -- it will be Cody's first fight since winning the UFC bantamweight championship back in December. The two hate each other's guts and are coaching opposite each other on "The Ultimate Fighter 25" which premiers tonight on FS1. 

But after they square off in the Octagon, Cody tells TMZ Sports he wants Mighty Mouse -- and says meeting DJ at the 125 pounds won't be a problem.

And who would be the favorite in that fight? Cody's got some thoughts on that.

Dana White Conor vs. Floyd 'Probably Going to Happen'

4/19/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How's this for optimism ... Dana White says the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight is now "probably going to happen" ... and he's focused on getting a deal done ASAP.

The UFC honcho was out in NYC when we asked about Conor's next fight -- since Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson just told us he wants a piece of the Irish superstar. 

That's when White told us his priority is Mayweather vs. McGregor -- "I'm working on that. I'm focused on that. And that's what they both want."

He added, "I gotta start negotiating with Team Mayweather. We'll see how that goes."

We also spoke with White about rising superstar Rose Namajunas -- and he agrees she could be the next Ronda Rousey ... but there's very tough obstacle in her way. 

UFC's Demetrious Johnson I'll Fight Conor McGregor ... And I'm Serious.

4/18/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC superstar Demetrious Johnson says he's dead serious about a fight with Conor McGregor -- explaining that stepping up to The Notorious is his best chance of making a 7-figure payday. 

Johnson just beat up Wilson Reis for his 10th title defense in a row -- but despite his UFC dominance, Demetrious still hasn't gotten that fat million dollar check. 

Long story short, Mighty Mouse knows the road to riches is through Conor ... despite the significant weight difference. 

Demetrious just fought at 125lbs. Conor's last fight was at 155. 

DJ says he can't get all the way up to 155 -- but says he's confident the two sides could work something out ... and says it would be a much easier fight to make than Floyd Mayweather

Fingers crossed!!! 

Rose Namajunas I Can Be the Next Ronda Rousey

4/17/2017 4:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

With Ronda Rousey's MMA career seemingly over, there's another rising female fighter who believes she can be the next great UFC superstar ... Rose Namajunas

The 24-year-old face-basher joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 after her impressive victory over Michelle Waterson this weekend ... and didn't shy away from the Rousey comparison. 

While she's not super into making a career turn into acting, there is one side of Hollywood she'd like to infiltrate ... and she'd be damn good at it too. 

Catch "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1. 

Dana White Mayweather vs McGregor Still Not Close

4/17/2017 2:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mayweather vs. McGregor ain't even close to happening ... so says Dana White

With the UFC honcho recently vowing to try to make it happen, we asked Dana if there's been any movement -- but the answer ain't what we were hoping for. 

Then again, we probably shouldn't expect much until after Conor's baby is born -- Dana has previously said they have plans to meet up after McGregor's girlfriend gives birth. 

We also talked to White about Ronda Rousey -- and he reminds us that she hasn't officially retired yet. 

Still, he doubts she ever fights in the Octagon again ... telling us she's made a ton of money in her career and is finally enjoying it. 

UFC's Tim Kennedy Re-Enlists With Green Berets ... Pumped for Trump!

4/17/2017 9:46 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Ex-UFC fighter Tim Kennedy says he's reenlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces -- and he's FIRED UP about it ... thanks to President Donald Trump

37-year-old Kennedy has a 24-6 record as a pro MMA fighter -- with impressive wins over guys like Michael Bisping and Robbie Lawler

But he's also a U.S. Army soldier and tells TMZ Sports he decided to re-enlist with the Green Berets when Trump was elected to the White House back in November.

He's also a HUGE fan of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster -- "I'm pumped to work for those guys."

Kennedy also gave us a quick tour of his home -- which is reinforced with bulletproof glass in case any bad guys try to mess with him.

Kennedy deploys within the next couple of weeks and, while he couldn't tell us the exact location -- he says it's a dangerous place and he'll be there to fight terrorists.

Daniel Cormier Put Me On Floyd-Conor Card 'Life-Changing Money'

4/15/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Daniel Cormier says he definitely wants in on the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight ... telling TMZ Sports he'd be cool taking 2nd billing in exchange for "life-changing money."

Of course, the fight would be Cormier vs. Jon Jones -- a rematch that would headline any other card. 

Cormier says he hasn't been involved in any talks to appear on the card (probably because the main fight hasn't been made yet) ... but if it comes to fruition, he wants in.

"Any human being that gets part of the Pay-per-view would definitely want to be a part of that," Cormier says, "If you are on a card with Mayweather and McGregor, and me and Jon Jones. It would do ridiculous numbers. You'd get paid."

Regardless if the mega fight happens ... D.C. says there's 1 thing he's gotta do to cap off his career ... beat Jon Jones.

"I've won at every level. Beat some of the best guys in the entire world. And then, once I get through with Jones, I can do whatever I want."

Tyron Woodley Yes, 'Rumble' Johnson Is 100% Done ... I Know His Next Move

4/15/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sorry, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson fans, your hero is NEVER coming back  ... so says UFC Champ Tyron Woodley,who tells TMZ Sports he knows what Rumble's next move is, and it ain't fighting.

We got Tyron out and asked him if he thought Rumble was done for good, or if there was a chance he'd pull a Jay Z, Michael Jordan type deal and change his mind.

NOPE ... not according to Tyron, who says Rumble's mind had moved on from the UFC even BEFORE the fight, and hints he knows what Johnson's gonna do next.

Daniel Cormier Snoop Hates Me? THAT SUCKS SO BAD!

4/12/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Daniel Cormier says he was SUPER BUMMED when he heard Snoop trashing him on social media ... but says he'll win the Dogfather over after he beats Jon Jones' ass!

Here's the deal ... D.C. loves Snoop. Loves all his music. So, you can imagine how crushing it was to hear someone you respect attack you the way Snoop did. 

In case you missed it, Snoop said Jones is gonna "kick [his] mother f**king ass" when they square off in their long-awaited rematch. 

So how did the light heavyweight champ feel about it? "It sucks sooooo bad!" 

Cormier says he's confident things will change after the fight ... and says he's got another huge rap superstar in his corner.