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UFC's Mark Hunt Demands HALF Of Lesnar's UFC 200 $$$ ... He's A 'Cheater'

7/15/2016 8:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0715-launch-mark-hunt-brock-lesnar-gettyMark Hunt is FURIOUS over Brock Lesnar's potential failed drug test ... DEMANDING half of B.L.'s UFC 200 winnings ... or he's bolting the UFC.

Hunt laid it all out on his website Friday night ... saying, "I've told Dana I want half of Brock's purse."

FYI -- Lesnar reportedly made $2.5 MILLION ... plus a percentage of the massive pay-per-view take.

"This is the third time I've had to fight a cheater in my career. The other two times I didn't ask for compensation, but this is the third time and I'm sick of them getting away with cheating."

If he doesn't get Brock's cash, Hunt says he wants out of his UFC deal. "I've told Dana that I want a release from the UFC if they don't sort this out."

The UFC has not yet responded to Hunt's ultimatum.

Story developing ...

Brock Lesnar Flagged for Potential Doping Violation

7/15/2016 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0715-brock-lesner-gettyNooooooooooooo!!!!!

The UFC announced Brock Lesnar has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a potential violation stemming from a pre-UFC 200 test. 

UFC says USADA learned of the potential violation late Thursday night ... 5 days after the fight.

There are some UFC fighters applauding USADA and the UFC for cracking down on PED violations -- including Luke Rockhold ... who told us he believes PEDs are a huge problem in the sport. 

But he also thinks the strict testing will help clean it up. 

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Ronda Rousey 'Revenge Is a Motherf*****'

7/15/2016 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ronda Rousey just shared some very interesting advice she got from her mom -- "Winning is a bitch. But revenge is a motherf*****."

Ronda was speaking at the Women in Action female empowerment event in Chicago earlier Friday -- when she talked about advice she got from her athlete mom about bouncing back after a loss.

The crowd went wild for Rousey -- who was pretty pumped up!

Does this mean she wants another crack at Holly Holm

She also said, "I want to win my belt back."

BTW, Ronda was sporting a diamond ring on her finger ... but sources close to the fighter tell us it's NOT an engagement ring, just a piece of jewelry she selected for the event. 

UFC's Alistair Overeem I'm Takin' Out Stipe Miocic ... In The 2nd Round!!

7/14/2016 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Alistair Overeem is so confident he'll destroy Stipe Miocic at UFC 203 -- he's calling his round!!! 

Overeem was out in Vegas recently when we asked about his big title fight with the UFC heavyweight champ in September ... a fight in which Alistair will be gunning for his 5th straight victory. 

You can tell his confidence is through the roof. 

By the way, we also asked the Dutch fighter to tell the best thing about Amsterdam ... and no, his answer wasn't the weed ... or the Heineken brewery ... or the red light district. 

Dana White Yes, I'm Speaking At G.O.P. Convention 'About The Trump That I Know'

7/14/2016 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0714_dana_white_donald-trump-tmzDana White confirms to TMZ Sports ... he WILL be speaking at the Republican National Convention next week to talk about his relationship with Donald Trump

The UFC honcho has been very vocal about his support for Trump -- and previously appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 and explained why he's got Donald's back no matter what.

As for White's RNC speech -- Dana says it won't be political ... but rather, "It will be about my relationship with Trump and the Trump that I know."

Tim Tebow is also reportedly on board to speak at the convention. 

UFC's Michael Bisping Son Challenges Father ... Let's Rumble!!

7/14/2016 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Forget Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping had ANOTHER challenger waiting for him when he got home Wednesday night -- his 15-year-old son ... who threw down with dad right in the middle of their house. 

Turns out, Callum Bisping is a high school wrestler -- a pretty good one -- and he tried to test his skills against the UFC middleweight champ. 

Check out the clip ... not bad for a 15-year-old. Even Michael admits his days as the alpha male in the house are numbered. 

"Soon he'll be whooping me lol." 

Miesha Tate & Holly Holm Real Tough Acting In New Action Flick

7/12/2016 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Here's UFC ex-champs Holly Holm and Miesha Tate going full thespian in a scene from their new movie ... and TMZ Sports is the only place you can see them in action ... for now.

Tate and Holm are starring together in an upcoming film called "Fight Valley" dropping later this year, and we got a sneak peek at an intense scene between the two bantamweight beauties.

Check out the clip -- there's some pretty tough talk between the ladies (who actually fought not too long ago) and if you pay close attention you can see a quick shot of new UFC star Cris Cyborg.

Ok, so they're not Meryl Streep just yet ... but in fairness, Meryl can't choke anyone out.

Tony Robbins Jon Jones Ain't Done I Should Know, He's A Client

7/12/2016 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Self-help guru Tony Robbins is promising a triumphant return for disgraced UFC star Jon Jones ... saying he knows Bones will come back good as new ... 'cause he's a client.

TMZ Sports got the star of the new documentary "I Am Not Your Guru" out in NYC and asked him about the state of Jones' career after a failed drug test prompted his removal from the card at UFC 200.

Jones is now facing a potentially lengthy suspension from USADA, and the whole MMA world wants to know ... can his career recover?

Check out the clip -- Robbins is absolutely sure Bones can bounce back, saying Jones knows he's got what it takes to get back to the top.

Robbie Lawler UFC Sale Means Nothing ... I'm Here to Kick Ass, Not Make Movies!

7/12/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Robbie Lawler says his next opponent, Tyron Woodley, can worry about getting into hair and makeup -- but he's more focused on beating his ass in the Octagon.

We asked Robbie about the $4 billion purchase of the UFC by Hollywood talent agency WME/IMG -- and honestly ... he couldn't care less.

As Dana White told us on "TMZ Live" ... the deal is going to open up all kinds of acting and marketing deals for his fighters, but Robbie says first and foremost, he's a fighter. What's interesting is ... his UFC 201 opponent, Woodley, is already doing a movie.

Perfect opportunity for Lawler to talk some smack.   

Dana White UFC Now Set Up to Crank Out TV and Movie Stars

7/11/2016 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White is revealing why the $4 billion sale of the UFC isn't just great for his bottom line -- it's awesome for the fighters who also want to be Hollywood A-listers.

The UFC Prez came on "TMZ Live" Monday to break down the blockbuster deal with talent agency WME/IMG. Clearly, Dana made a tremendous business deal -- the league was originally purchased for a mere $2 million -- but he says UFC fighters will also reap huge benefits since WME/IMG is so powerful in movies and television.

Translation: Ronda Rousey's just the first of many crossover stars to come.

Check out Dana's master plan. 

Jon Jones Failed Drug Test Didn't Violate Probation ... DA Says

7/11/2016 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0711-jon-jones-TMZ-01Jon Jones did not violate his court-ordered probation when he tested positive for a UFC banned substance ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

A rep for the Bernalillo County DA's Office says the Corrections Department (who oversees Jones' probation) has decided not to pursue a violation because his sample wasn't collected by them or the court. 

We're also told Jones' test didn't come back positive for any substances "that would typically constitute a violation of supervised probation."

Jones still faces a two-year suspension from fighting in the UFC.

Mark Hunt UFC Sale = Dana Spending Spree! And I Want Brock Again

7/11/2016 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The blockbuster sale of the UFC has heavyweight Mark Hunt seeing green -- while his loss to Brock Lesnar has him thinking rematch and hinting Brock might have cheated.

Mark was still a little bruised from the fight when we got him Sunday night outside the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino. We broke the news to him about WME/IMG paying $4 BILLION for UFC, and he sounded very happy for his boss, Dana White ... especially Dana's bottom line.

Check out the video ... Mark also said he "has some complaints about the exemptions" Lesnar got.

When a UFC fighter comes out of retirement, as Lesnar did, you usually have to give 4 months notice and make yourself available for random testing. But the UFC waived that rule, since Lesnar just agreed to the fight in June. 

Mark seems to be saying there's at least a chance Brock used PEDs -- which explains why he wants a second shot at him. Also puts Luke Rockhold's comment to us in context.

UFC Sold for A Fortune

7/10/2016 9:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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071016-ufc-logo-02The UFC has been sold ... TMZ Sports has confirmed ... and the sale price is around $4 billion.

UFC sources told us entertainment and sports talent agency WME/IMG will be the new owners. The company head, Ari Emanuel, will wield a lot of power over the organization.

We're told Dana White will still have a major presence, serving as President. The Fertittas brothers will have a  minority interest and a diminished role.

Lorenzo Fertitta will be stepping down as CEO.

Although the deal has been agreed upon, we're told the deal will take 6 weeks to 2 months for final signatures.

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