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Conor McGregor Plea Deal that Avoids Jail, Deportation

7/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Conor McGregor is one lucky scofflaw ... because TMZ Sports has learned he's on the verge of striking a deal in his New York City criminal case that will keep him in the U.S. and out of jail.

We've learned Conor's lawyer is in the final stages of negotiating a plea deal in his felony mischief case ... the case that was filed after the UFC champ unleashed his fury by hurling a dolly into a UFC bus, injuring 3 fighters. His target was UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was not hurt.

Conor was charged with one count of felony criminal mischief and 3 counts of misdemeanor assault.

Sources familiar with the deal tell us, prosecutors have agreed to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor. That's hugely significant because a felony involving violence could trigger permanent deportation from the U.S.

The Irish bad boy faced 7 years behind bars if convicted, but we've learned prosecutors are agreeable to probation ... NO jail time.

The deal is not finalized, but we're told negotiations are down to the "fine points." If it doesn't fall apart, the deal should be finalized in a matter of days, because Conor is due in a Manhattan court Thursday.

If the deal is finalized, it gives UFC Prez Dana White the wiggle room to avoid banning Conor from the UFC ... something he's done with other fighters

Conor McGregor Post-Swim Selfie ... No Shrinkage Here

7/20/2018 3:05 PM PDT
Breaking News

Seems Conor McGregor was PUMPED about his dip in the ocean Friday.

The UFC superstar threw a post-swim selfie on social media braggin' about his LONG workout -- and, as you can see, water must not have been very cold in Ireland today.

"Great swim in the beautiful Irish Sea with the team," the Irish fighter said.

It's not the first time we've seen McGregor flaunt his mini-me ... he had it on full display at weigh-ins for the Mayweather fight.

Look ... Conor's no Game -- you remember #EggplantFriday, dont lie -- but it's great to see the Notorious share some self-love heading into the weekend.

UFC's Tyron Woodley Covington Has 'Sore Vagina' That's Why He Won't Fight Me

7/20/2018 12:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Tyron Woodley says the REAL reason Colby Covington is trying to push their fight is because Colby needs time to recover from a medical condition called "sore vagina."

There were rumblings this week that UFC was targeting a Sept. fight date for Woodley vs. Covington -- but Colby said it won't happen until November or December because he needs time to heal up from fight injuries. 

Darren Till says he was approached about a Woodley fight too -- but on "The Hollywood Beatdown," Tyron says no one has formally offered him EITHER fight!

Don't get it twisted, Tyron says he'll beat the dog snot out of both guys ... but, "ain't nobody offer me sh*t."

There's more ... Tyron weighs in on Jimmy Garoppolo dating porn legend Kiara Mia (he loves it) and offers to teach Pacman Jones how fight better!!!

Check out "The Hollywood Beatdown" every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel.

Kids' Choice Sports Awards Rousey, Wilson and Phelps ... Bring Out the Family!!

7/19/2018 6:06 PM PDT

Russell Wilson and Ciara are pocketing their babysitter dough tonight -- no need for one when you have to attend a Hollywood event that's actually for the kids.

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne, Michael Phelps and Nicole Phelps also showed up -- families in tow -- for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards Thursday night in Santa Monica. Kinda the perfect award show follow-up to the ESPYs.

In fact, ESPYs host Danica Patrick is also at the Nick event with her bf, Aaron Rodgers. They don't have any kids, but they look damn good on camera, so ... good enough.

Daniel Cormier On Stipe Miocic Rematch 'Maybe' After Lesnar

7/19/2018 1:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't slam the door on a possible Cormier vs. Miocic rematch -- with D.C. telling TMZ Sports he's open to the idea ... AFTER he fights Brock Lesnar

Remember, after Daniel Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 earlier this month ... Lesnar stormed the cage and hyped a Cormier vs. Lesnar super fight

Miocic -- the former heavyweight champion of the world -- is furious claiming he's EARNED a rematch with Cormier before Lesnar gets a shot ... considering Brock hasn't even fought since 2016. 

So, when we saw Cormier at the ESPYs on Wednesday ... we asked how he felt about Stipe's gripe. 

Of course, the clock is ticking considering Cormier is 39 years old and wants to retire at age 40. His birthday is in March. 

Tick tock ... 

Bonus: We also asked D.C. if he's considering a post-UFC career with the WWE ... and it doesn't look good. 

Dana White Happy 16th Bday, Son ... Here's Migos and All of Drai's!!!

7/19/2018 7:30 AM PDT
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Dana White's son, Aidan, got a 16th birthday party with as much star power as one of Dad's UFC fights ... and way more stage diving.

Aidan had the run of Drai's in Las Vegas -- with a daytime pool party and nighttime concert featuring Migos, A$AP Rocky and DJ Carnage. Aidan's the one who hurled his body off the stage during the pool party.

The concert kicked off when the sun went down and, as you'd expect for a Vegas high roller, Drai's pulled out all the stops. Dana's pal, Everlast, also performed a couple songs.

And, the icing on the birthday cake? 

Dana hooked up Aidan with his own customized Land Rover Defender ... y'know the super limited edition model most Hollywood celebs can't get.

Aidan's baller status? Check.

Conor McGregor Catches World Cup Final With Vladimir Putin

7/15/2018 12:32 PM PDT

Conor McGregor got to sit in on the World Cup final in person this weekend, showing up as a guest of none other than Vladimir Putin.

The UFC star posted a photo of himself Sunday alongside Russia's president, posing like a tough guy with someone he calls "one of the greatest leaders of our time." 

Conor's caption read ... "Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him. Today was an honor for me Mr. Putin. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing World Cup."

He ended with "Go Russia" ... written in Russian. Hopefully they're both aware Russia got knocked out in the quarter finals, but that's beside the point. What's important (and weird) is that Conor is super chummy with Putin ... who's known as kind of a bad dude, depending on who you talk to. 

All we can say ... it's an interesting way to ring in the big baby news from this weekend. Word to your Mother, Russia ...we guess. 

Conor McGregor It's My Birthday ... And I'm Having Another Kid!!!

7/14/2018 11:58 AM PDT
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Conor McGregor's having a big day -- not only is it the fighter's 30th bday, but his girlfriend just announced some major news ... she's pregnant again!!!

Dee Devlin just made the sly reveal on her IG, saying ... "Happy 30th birthday babe! Thank you for being you! Love you to bits from me, Conor jr and the bump."

When we last saw Conor and the fam together last month, they were on a rowboat in Central Park and riding bikes on the heels of McGregor appearing in court in NYC for his part in the infamous UFC bus attack.

Things have been on the up and up since then, though ... and now Conor and Dee are going to need a little more room in their rowboat.

By the way ... there's something in the water today -- earlier Saturday, Kate Upton announced she's pregnant, too.

Congrats to everyone!!

Sage Northcutt My Future's At Heavyweight ... Watch Out, Stipe

7/14/2018 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sage Northcutt tipped the scale at 170 lbs. on Friday ... but he'll be a helluva lot heavier in the future -- as in, the size of a 206+ lb. heavyweight -- 'cause that's where Super Sage says he'll eventually fight.

TMZ Sports talked to the UFC star before his co-main event fight against Zak Ottow at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 133 -- a fight in the 170 lb. welterweight division.

That's a step up for the 22-year-old -- who's been fightin' at 155 lbs. -- but it ain't the final destination.

"Personally I think I might end up fighting heavyweight in the future," Sage tell us. 

"I can just see myself keep growing. I'll be 24, 25, growing 2, 3, 4 more inches, and putting on a lot of muscle. I can absolutely see it."

And hey, with Nick Diaz also talking about taking heavyweight fights ... things could get interesting. 

Nick Diaz Blasts 'Dick Chest' Brock Lesnar ... You're a Cheater!

7/13/2018 5:42 AM PDT
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Nick Diaz just went scorched Earth on the UFC and some its biggest stars -- including Brock Lesnar who Nick rips as a cheater with a "dick chest" tattoo.

Diaz began his rant in the middle of the night -- going off on people crowning Daniel Cormier as the "baddest man on the planet."

"I’ll fight for any title at Any weight," Nick said on an angry IG post ... "UFC wants to make bs wwf fights with guys that fight like sh*t and put on an act."

He then ripped Cormier's upcoming fight with Lesnar -- saying, "[Dana White] should give me this fight instead of dick chest Brock Lesnars cheating ass #dontbescaredhomie."

"Nothing personal I love Dc but I don’t like what he does-constantly embarrassed for him and the sport."

"I started doing MMA because it’s not WWF and I’ve never put on A bs act in my life I’m sure fans would like to see a real fight."

Frankie Edgar Ortega's Risking Title Shot ... By Passing on 226

7/11/2018 1:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Frankie Edgar says Brian Ortega pissed off the wrong people by turning down a replacement fight at UFC 226 ... and now his chances at another title fight could be ruined.

TMZ Sports spoke with The Answer about Ortega passing on Jeremy Stephens after Max Holloway backed out due to injury ... and Edgar says that could come back to haunt T-City in a big way.

"Sometimes when you have the chance to fight for a title or an interim title, you gotta jump on it," Edgar says. "Because who knows, now that Brian pissed off UFC and company, maybe they might not give him that shot."

As for his own future, Edgar says he's focused on healing up and being ready for a fight at UFC 230 in November.

Ronda Rousey Cormier's the Best UFC Fighter ... At Least 'Right Now'

7/10/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey stopped short of giving Daniel Cormier G.O.A.T. status -- but tells TMZ Sports the UFC's new "champ-champ" is definitely the best in the game "right now."

The newly inducted UFC Hall of Famer was at LAX on Monday where we asked if DC's victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 cements him as the best to ever step in the Octagon. 

"I think right now, yeah," Ronda said ... emphasizing the words "right now."

"He's the best in the game right now."

Don't get it twisted -- there was no disrespect ... in fact, Ronda praised Cormier for all of his accomplishments. She considers him a friend. Nothing but love. 

Ronda's also friends with Brock Lesnar -- and says she's NOT looking forward to the Cormier vs. Lesnar superfight, because it'll tear her up inside!

"That one will be hard to watch ... I hate watching friends of mine fight!"

UFC 226 Guy Who Shoved Lesnar Threatens More Violence!

7/9/2018 4:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The dude who shoved Brock Lesnar at UFC 226 says he ain't done with the WWE monster just yet ... and now he's threatening EVEN MORE violence! 

Okay, backstory ... remember when Brock shoved DC in the Octagon after Cormier beat Stipe Miocic

If you watch closely, you can see a guy from Cormier's camp step in and PUSH Brock in retaliation -- actually knocking the ex-UFC champ off-balance. 

That dude is Cormier's 5'3"-ish boxing coach, Rosendo Sanchez -- and we called the guy up to ask one very important question ... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! 

Sanchez says it was all about having his friend's back -- and when he saw Brock attack Cormier, "I'm like, 'F*ck it, I'm going in!'" 

Rosendo wasn't done with the trash talking there ... telling us that when Cormier finally gets in the Octagon with Lesnar for real, it ain't gonna be pretty. 

"Watch the f*ck out, 'cause we're whooping your ass."

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