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Conor McGregor WATER BOTTLE FIGHT VICTORY ... Massive Fines Reduced

3/22/2017 9:32 AM PDT
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BIG WIN for Conor McGregor ... the UFC star got his big $75,000 fine reduced to $25,000 for that water bottle fight with Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 presser.

Remember, the Nevada State Athletic Commission hit McGregor with the massive fine -- plus 50 hours of community service. Conor was PISSED!!! So was Dana White.

But the Commission granted McGregor a rehearing which took place moments ago ... and agreed to REDUCE the punishment to a $25k fine plus 25 hours of community service, per Damon Martin of FOX Sports. He has 6 months to complete the community service. 

And get this ... now the Commission is recommending a rehearing for Nate Diaz as well, who got the same initial punishment as Conor.

Dana White Greg Hardy's Not On Our Radar ... Prove Yourself First

3/20/2017 12:45 AM PDT
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Dana White ain't exactly saying "never" when it comes to Greg Hardy possibly fighting in the UFC ... but the ex-NFL star has to prove himself in some "serious fights" before he gets a look. 

Hardy -- who was a beast in the NFL -- has transitioned into MMA and vows to be a real deal fighter ... with hopes of one day competing in the Octagon. 

White warns that athletes who come from other sports often get WRECKED when they try to fight ... since most successful MMA fighters have been training for combat since they were kids.

Is Hardy the exception to the rule? We'll see ...

'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' Star Conor's Doing Drugs ... If He Wants Same Money as Floyd

3/19/2017 8:18 AM PDT
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Conor McGregor must be high as a kite if he thinks he deserves equal pay to fight Floyd Mayweather ... so says "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Jason Lee ... an unofficial member of The Money Team.

We got Jason Saturday at Toast in L.A., and he made it clear Floyd's ready to fight ... but that Conor's holding things up over ridiculous money demands. 

Jason also has a dismal outlook on the future of boxing.

One more thing ... he's got a pretty specific date in mind as to when fight will go down -- even though Dana White begs to differ.

Ronda Rousey 'Blindspot' Role Was Awesome ... Wants More Episodes

3/17/2017 6:36 AM PDT
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Ronda Rousey had a blast shooting her episode on "Blindspot"and wants to continue her role on the show into next season ... this according to Ronda and Dana White

We spoke (briefly) with the UFC legend -- who shot her scenes for the NBC show 2 weeks ago -- and she tells us, "Blindspot was awesome. I really loved it. I hope I get to go back."

We also spoke with her UFC boss and good friend, Dana White, who went into more detail about Ronda's future in Hollywood

Dana also told us about another major prodigy coming up on the female side of MMA ... Mackenzie Dern -- a 23-year-old jiu-jitsu phenom who's already 3-0 in mixed martial arts. 

White says she's already on the UFC's radar and calls her a real "badass." 

He warns ... "You never know how good somebody's going to be until they get in there and start fighting the best in the world." 

Keep your eyes out for this one ... 

Pierce Brosnan IRISH PRIDE, BABY! Conor's Gonna WRECK Floyd!

3/17/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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Pierce Brosnan is ALL ABOUT the Fighting Irish on St. Paddy's Day ... telling TMZ Sports his fellow countryman, Conor McGregor, will DESTROY Floyd Mayweather if they actually square up.

FYI, Brosnan, who was leaving Nellos in NYC, was born in Drogheda -- one of the oldest towns in Ireland and about a 45 minute drive from Conor's hometown of Crumlin. 

Pierce says he hasn't been back to Ireland for SPD in years -- but he still clearly bleeds GREEN when it comes to the fight game. 

Sláinte!!!!

Dana White There's Still Hope Conor Fights Floyd ... I Want Conor to Get Rich!

3/15/2017 4:19 PM PDT
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Dana White says Conor vs. Floyd is still a real possibility -- telling TMZ Sports, "It doesn't make a lot of sense for my business, but I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money."

The UFC boss was out in Bev Hills when he laid out Conor's opportunities ... some real big fights. He also said Conor's waiting for his kid to be born before he fights again.  

There's more ... including the real reason we haven't seen Nate and Nick Diaz back in the Octagon. 

Willie Nelson Smokes the Diaz Bros!

3/14/2017 6:58 AM PDT
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Willie Nelson can take BOTH Diaz brothers at the same time ... at least when it comes to smoking weed.

The country music legend (and pot icon) was proudly displaying his new boxes of the new Nick and Nate Diaz line of marijuana cigarettes.

The company behind the pot products say "Nate's Energy" weed is a pre-workout blend and "Nick's Recovery" is to help athletes post-training.

Or, if you're Willie Nelson ... pre-show, post-show?

Floyd Mayweather I'll Un-Retire for Conor McGregor Just Ink the Deal Already!

3/11/2017 10:11 AM PST
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0311-floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-TMZ-01Floyd Mayweather had made it loud and clear -- he's willing to step out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor ... if they can just hammer out a deal. 

Floyd made the official announcement Saturday, saying "for Conor McGregor, I'm coming out of retirement ... just to fight Conor McGregor." 

He added ... "I don't want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let's fight in June. You're the B side, I'm the A side." 

Here's the problem ... Dana White has already said the fight isn't likely to happen because negotiations are falling apart. They seem to be worlds apart on money ... and there's simply no deal as of February

Floyd's been back and forth about being willing to fight Conor, but seems to be taking a firm position now ... he's willing if a deal can be struck. 

Your move, Dana. 

UFC's Roy Nelson Breaks Down Faizon Love Fight ... Here's What I Woulda Done.

3/9/2017 10:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

This is great ... some Faizon Love Post-Airport Fight Analysis ... with a real UFC star. 

We spoke with Roy "Big Country" Nelson about the throwdown in Ohio -- and he told us the heavyweight actor showed real fighting skills ... almost like he's done it before. 

But, what woulda happened if Love picked on someone his own size?

Nelson has some thoughts.  

Cain Velasquez Called Out By UFC Star Let's Rumble, Bro!

3/9/2017 6:50 AM PST
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If you thought there wasn't a man alive crazy enough to call out former 2-time UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, you're wrong ... 'cause TMZ Sports found the MMA badass willing to do it.

We got Francis Ngannou -- the #6 ranked heavyweight in the UFC -- out in NYC, and we asked the 6'4" 260 pounder who he wanted to fight next time he steps in the Octagon ... his answer was simple.

"My next opponent I want is Cain Velasquez."

Cain's last fight was this past summer when he beat down Travis Browne (like everyone does) and Francis TKOd Andrei Arlovski back in January for his 9th straight win.

Time to put this collision on course.  

Casper Smart I Train MMA Hard ... So I Can Be A Hollywood Action Star!!!

3/8/2017 12:20 AM PST
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Casper Smart says there's a reason he's putting in work on the MMA mat ... and it's not to beat up J Lo's next boyfriend ... telling TMZ Sports he wants to be an action movie star!

We got Casper out in Vegas and talked to him about his MMA training, which he's taken quite seriously since he starred in the combat themed movie "Street" a couple years ago.

Smart says anyone who thinks he's doing all this work for a shot at the UFC is super WRONG ... telling our guy he's getting his rounds in so he can be the next big action star.

BTW -- we also ask Smart who he thinks would win in a fight between him and Drake, Lopez's last (rumored) flame.


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Tyron Woodley Giving UFC Belt To Woman Who Inspired Me Before Fight

3/7/2017 2:42 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyron Woodley said an emotional pre-fight encounter with a woman whose daughter recently died inspired him in the 5th round at UFC 209 ... and he's shipping her his championship belt. 

It's a pretty incredible story ... Woodley says the woman (who works at T-Mobile Arena where the fight was being held) approached him before UFC 209 and told him that she had lost her daughter recently and watching his fights had helped her get through the tough times. 

Woodley says he thought about the woman and her family during the fight and it motivated him in the championship rounds. 

After defeating Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, Woodley says his team tracked down the woman -- and he plans to send her his belt because he knows how much it means to her. 

Pretty dope. 

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