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UFC Star Urijah Faber I Witnessed Kevin Johnson Kick Ass Here's What Happened ...

9/23/2016 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC star Urijah Faber personally witnessed the BEATDOWN doled out by ex-NBA star/Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson ... and he's tellin' us exactly what he saw.

Faber joined the "TMZ Sports" TV show (weeknights on FS1) to break down the brawl.

ICYMI, Sean Thompson, 32, was arrested for smashing a pie in the face of Mayor Kevin Johnson -- a former 3x NBA All-Star -- at a charity event Wednesday night.

What happened next, priceless.

For the pie, Thompson got two things ... his ass kicked by the mayor, and arrested.

Watch Urijah describe the fight ... and its aftermath!

Michael Bisping On Rockhold & Lovato How'd Such a Dumb Guy Get That Chick?

9/23/2016 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Bisping is SPITTIN' FIRE ... takin' aim at Luke Rockhold and Demi Lovato's relationship ... saying Rockhold could never get a girl with "intelligence" ... and it's all on video!! 

TMZ Sports talked to Bisping outside the UFC Gym in Torrance ... and he absolutely went off.

Rockhold and Lovato weren't the only ones in his crosshair ... he also takes on Dan Henderson ("I'm going to embarrass him") and Conor McGregor's fashion sense ... or lack of.

The video is incredible ... check it out!

Nick Diaz Smokes Huge Joint ... With Tommy Chong

9/22/2016 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC fighter Nick Diaz just lived out every stoner's biggest dream ... by takin' part in a smoking sesh with the Weed King himself ... Tommy Chong.

It shouldn't come as a surprise ... Diaz is notoriously 420 friendly. He was suspended for testing positive for pot last year ... and Chong is, well ... Tommy freakin' Chong. 

Check out the clip ... fighter Joe Schilling also joins in on the fun.

Don't mess up rotation, Nick. 

UFC Fighter Brendan Schaub Tim Tebow Coulda Been UFC Heavyweight Champ!!

9/21/2016 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tim Tebow COULDA BEEN THE UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD ... so says former UFC heavyweight fighter Brendan Schaub.

Schaub -- who's close friends with Tebow -- joined the guys on "TMZ Sports" (weeknights on FS1) to talk about his buddy's athletic prowess.

When asked whether he and Timmy have ever mixed it up in the cage ... Schaub gave a SHOCKING answer.

"If Tim decided when he was younger to pursue the UFC, he'd be the heavyweight champion of the world."

Brendan explains why ... check out the clip!

'Cyborg' Justino Ronda Rousey's a Bad Role Model Can't Just Quit When You Lose

9/20/2016 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


That's Cris "Cyborg" Justino's message to Ronda Rousey -- explaining why Rousey is a terrible role model for not getting back in the Octagon after her loss to Holly Holm. 

Check out the clip ... Justino also says Ronda's no Conor McGregor -- because Conor went up in weight to fight tougher opponents and Ronda refuses to go up to fight her. 

FYI, Cyborg fights on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 95 -- and says she will once again prove why there's NO WOMAN in the UFC who can hang with her. 

WWE Legend Goldberg Still a Chance I Take Kickboxing Fight ... 'Never Say Never'

9/19/2016 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He's 49 years old, but WWE legend Bill Goldberg says there's a real chance he could get back in the ring ... as a pro kickboxer. 

He's been offered fights in the past -- including a 2015 match with ex-WWE star Alberto Del Rio -- but turned it down at the time saying he needed more training. 

But Goldberg -- who owns a Muay Thai gym in California -- just appeared on Submission Radio Australia and said he's still entertaining the idea of fighting for GLORY kickboxing. 

"I don’t think the door will ever be closed on that," Goldberg said.

"Even at 49 years old I still really enjoy doing it. I really enjoy learning, I’m a student of the martial art and I’m a student of what it stands for and it’s become kind of a way of life for me. It’s an addiction and it satiates a lot of things for me and it also gives me a challenge. So never say never. You never say never."

Check out the clip ... Goldberg also explains why CM Punk should never fight in the UFC again. 

Ryan Sheckler Skating Injuries Are The Worst ... I'd Rather Get KO'd By McGregor

9/19/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

How bad do skateboarding injuries hurt? Bad enough to willingly go a round with an MMA superstar in the Octagon ... 'cause Ryan Sheckler says he'd rather take a punch from Conor McGregor than relive his worst encounter with concrete.

Sheckler -- who has had his fair share of skating injuries -- says the temporary pain from getting KO'd wouldn't even come close to what he's gone through.  

"You gotta feel like I'd be knocked down in 10 seconds," Sheckler says. "The skateboarding injuries suck. The concrete sucks. So if I can get hit real quick and out, I'll take that."

"It just seems a lot simpler ... and no recovery time at the end."

Check out the clip ... Shecks also weighs in on who he'd take in McGregor vs. Diaz 3 ... if it ever happens.

UFC'S Alan Jouban Since We're Beating Up WWE Guys ... I WANNA FIGHT BIG SHOW!!

9/17/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

CM Punk may not be the last WWE star to get his shot in the UFC ... 'cause Octagon star Alan Jouban is saying he wants his crack at a wrestling legend ... 7'0", 440-pound Big Show.

Jouban is 6'0" tall and fights at 170.

We got the (very brave) UFC fighter out in L.A. and asked him if there was any WWE star he'd like a shot at ... since Mickey Gall made such short work of Punk. 

Check out the clip -- Jouban calls out Big Show ... saying he thinks he could use a stick and move tactic to outmaneuver BS and get a W.

Big Show outweighs Jouban by 270 pounds, that's more than The Rock weighs ... don't do it, Dana.

Boxer Liam Smith I'm Going to Beat Canelo ... Doubters Can 'F*** Themselves'

9/14/2016 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anyone who thinks Canelo Alvarez is gonna stroll into AT&T Stadium this weekend and walk all over Liam Smith can "go f*** themselves" ... this according to Smith. 

The undefeated WBO light middleweight champ is squaring off with Canelo on Saturday night in Texas -- and says he's more than confident he'll destroy Oscar De La Hoya's best fighter in front of the world. 

Alvarez is a HEAVY favorite in the fight -- and some people are saying Smith is more like a warm-up act for Canelo's superfight with Gennady Golovkin next year. 

Well, Smith ain't taking too kindly to the doubters -- and came out firing when we spoke with him moments ago. Check out the clip. 

UFC's Cody Garbrandt Dominick Cruz Ain't a 'Real Fighter' ... 'He Skates On Decisions'

9/14/2016 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz fights like a bitch ... so says Cody "No Love" Garbrandt

Cody was out in NYC and explained why he hates Cruz's guts so much -- and says a lot of the disdain stems from DC's fighting style. 

"I'm a real fighter," Garbrandt said ... "I go out and get the finishes. He goes out and skates by on decisions."

There's a lot more. It's personal. 

UFC's Mickey Gall I Loved WWE Spoof 'Crappy' For Punk Though

9/13/2016 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC stud Mickey Gall says it was "an honor" to be spoofed by WWE after his fight with CM Punk -- but admits, it was probably meant to be a shot at the former wrestler. 

Gall appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Tuesday night on FS1) -- when we asked about WWE recreating the UFC 203 match at the "Backlash" Pay-Per-View event the next day. 

"That's cool, man," Gall said ... "It's an honor."

As for what inspired the spoof, Gall says ... "I think it's not so much me but their feelings against him ... so, I guess thats kinda crappy. But you know, hey, I loved it."

And, now that he's a famous athlete, we asked which Kardashian he wants to bang. Check out his answer. 

There's a lot more on the show tonight -- and Gall tells us which big UFC event he's campaigning to fight at next. 

UFC Champ Stipe Miocic I'll Fight Jon Jones ... He's a Nice Guy

9/12/2016 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Jones' wish to fight UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic may come true ... 'cause Stipe says he's absolutely down ... as soon as his body heals up. 

Miocic joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Monday night on FS1) -- and was asked how he felt about Jon essentially calling him out on social media. 

FYI, Jon tweeted after Stipe beat Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 ... "I'm starting to realize the hype is real with that guy. He's legit, it would be the challenge of a lifetime."

Stipe heard the challenge -- but didn't respond with the vitriol of Daniel Cormier. Instead, he praised Jones ... and essentially welcomed Dana White to make it happen. 

There's A LOT more in the full interview, which airs tonight on FS1. 

Paige VanZant CM Punk's Too Old for UFC ... But I Love Him

9/12/2016 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paige VanZant says she would LOVE to see CM Punk fight in the UFC again -- but realistically, he's just too old to become a great MMA fighter. 

"I love CM Punk. I wanted him to do well. I think he's just a little too old for it," Paige told us in NYC. 

VanZant makes it clear she's a big fan -- and says Punk's fight was GREAT for the entire UFC ... but says at 37, Punk doesn't have the time to put in enough jiu-jitsu training to compete with the best. 

That being said, check out the clip and see why Paige wants to see Punk back in the Octagon soon. 

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