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Jon Jones I Wanna Be Daniel Cormier's Friend ... But I Doubt He's Down

8/7/2017 3:43 PM PDT

Jon Jones just answered a fundamental question ... can you be friends with a guy who accused your penis of being broken in front of the whole world?

Apparently the answer is yes, 'cause Jones told TMZ Sports he actually wants to be pals with Daniel Cormier now that their superfight is history.

These two guys seemed like they freakin' hated each other, and exchanged legendary insults ... Jones calling DC fat, and DC accusing Jones of "sandblasting prostitutes" and having a defective manhood.

Still, when we got Jones in NYC and asked him if things could ever be gravy between the two men, Bones seems like he was down for a truce.

"I would definitely like to have a respectful relationship with Cormier. It would be great to support each other's causes, charity events and maybe do an interview together and talk about one of the biggest rivalries in combat sports history."

Will it happen? Jones isn't convinced, and there's a really good reason why.

"I don't think he feels the same way."

C'mon, DC, show some love back.

UFC Legend Chuck Liddell I'd Whoop Chael ... Fuels Return Rumors

8/7/2017 1:19 PM PDT

Chuck Liddell vs. Chael Sonnen ain't happenin' just yet ... but the Iceman hinted that the legends fight could go down -- if the money's right. 

We got Chuck at LAX ... and the UFC Hall of Famer fired his first shots at Chael after the MMA great teased the OG throwdown last week ... saying Liddell would be his next opponent.

Iceman told us Sonnen would get SMASHED even though he's been retired 7 years, saying, "He's an easy matchup ... He ain't gonna take me down and lay on me."

Chuck also called Chael boring ... but says the fight would do big business anyway.

Question is, will it be big enough cash to get the Iceman back inside the cage?

Randy Couture Jon Jones Can Beat Brock Lesnar ... Here's How

8/6/2017 12:45 AM PDT

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture knows exactly what it's like to fight Brock Lesnar -- and thinks Jon Jones can beat the guy ... if he works on one very important part of his game. 

Couture and Brock threw down back at UFC 91 in 2008 -- with Lesnar getting the W with a 2nd round TKO. It was a pretty great fight.

Now, with Jones calling out the former UFC heavyweight champ after UFC 214 -- Randy's passing along some of his fight knowledge ... and thinks Jon has all the tools to tame the Beast.

S.I. Swimsuit Model & Fighter Slams Tyron Woodley Haters

8/5/2017 12:25 AM PDT

Tyron Woodley ain't feelin' the love after his fight at UFC 214 ... but the champ's got one badass, crazy-hot chick in his corner. 

We talked to Mia Kang outside Trinity Boxing Club in L.A. -- and the S.I. model/aspiring fighter told us Tyron's haters are OUT OF THEIR MINDS ... 'cause Woodley did exactly what he was supposed to against Demian Maia. 

Mia LOVES that T-Wood fought smart to keep his belt ... even if Dana White and some fans didn't. 

Speaking of Dana ... the UFC honcho might wanna meet with Mia soon -- cause she's ready to throw down in the cage!

But does that mean Mia's hangin' up her bikinis? She broke it down for us.

Conor's Ex-Sparring Partner I'll Train With McGregor Again ... Under 1 Condition

8/4/2017 3:15 PM PDT

Conor McGregor's former sparring partner says he's down to put their beef aside and train the UFC superstar ... but there's a catch.

Chris van Heerden -- former IBO welterweight champ -- and McGregor sparred in May 2016, but parted ways after video surfaced of them training.

Conor's most recent partner, Paulie Malignaggi, quit Thursday under similar circumstances ... when photos leaked appearing to show P.M. getting knocked to the canvas.

CVH says he talked to Malignaggi Thursday night about what really went down ... and understands why he wants the full sparring video released.

Van Heerden says he's willing to let his grudge go and step back inside the squared circle with the Notorious ... but it's gonna cost him some of that fat $100 million paycheck.

UFC's Stipe Miocic Calls Out Anthony Joshua ... Let's Fight!

8/3/2017 8:30 AM PDT
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With Wladimir Klitschko calling it quits, there's another fighter who wants to step up and take on boxing superstar Anthony Joshua -- Stipe Miocic!

Wlad and Joshua had been working on a rematch after that great fight back in April -- but WK announced his retirement early Thursday morning ... so those plans are off.

But Stipe wants to take his place ... and with Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather, he clearly thinks there's a chance.

"Looks like your schedule is wide open," Stipe told Joshua on social media ... "No excuses, let's dance! #BaddestManOnThePlanet."

Stipe -- the UFC heavyweight champ -- is 6'4" and 240 lbs. 

Joshua -- the unified heavyweight champ -- is 6'6" and 250 lbs.

Stay tuned ... 

Snoop Dogg To UFC Prodigy: I've Got the Perfect Nickname for You!

8/3/2017 8:05 AM PDT

How's this for a good day: MMA fighter kicks a dude in the head ... wins UFC contract ... gets a brand new nickname from Snoop Dogg

That actually HAPPENED to Julian Marquez on Tuesday -- the greatest day of his life. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Marquez after his brutal victory on "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" ... and he told us how Snoop personally invited him to kick it after the fight. 

There's just one problem ... Marquez already has a pretty solid nickname, "The Cuban Missile Crisis" (badass, right?). 

So, which nickname do you keep moving forward -- the old one or the Snoop one? 

Decisions, decisions ...

UFC's Brendan Schaub Bets Penis on Conor ... Going 12 Rds with Floyd

8/2/2017 2:37 PM PDT

Brendan Schaub is putting his dong on the line for Mayweather vs McGregor ... promising he'll DM the world his finest wiener pic if Conor doesn't go all 12 rounds with Floyd.

That's right -- the UFC fighter-turned-MMA analyst is so sick of fans countin' out the Irishman ... he's bettin' his manhood on McGregor's chin.

"I promise you Conor will not get knocked out," Schaub told Rob King on "The Kicker" ... "If anyone gets finished that night. It's Floyd."

King asked Brendan if he was willing to put a wager on it -- to which Schaub replied, "I will send you guys a d*ck pic if it doesn't go all 12 rounds."

A bet's a bet. No pulling out now ... 

Floyd Mayweather I'll Make $300 Mil for McGregor Fight ... Maybe More

8/2/2017 1:16 PM PDT

Floyd Mayweather is expecting to make more than $300 MILLION from his fight with Conor McGregor ... which would break down to more than $8 MILLION per minute in the ring. 

The boxer spelled it all out for Showtime's "All Access: Mayweather v. McGregor" -- explaining why no other professional athlete in the world is more bankable. 

"I mean, am I the highest-paid athlete out there? And just coming back? We not talking about no contract. We not talking about no contract for no 4 years, or no contract for no 5 years. I can do it in 36 minutes. $300 (million) or better. In 36 minutes."

Not a bad deal. 

As for Conor, the UFC fighter is expecting to rake in around $100 mil for the August 26 superfight -- but it'll be largest payday an MMA fighter has ever made ... so he's not complaining either. 

Tyron Woodley GSP's 'Scared' Of Me I'll Hurt Him Bad

8/1/2017 2:31 PM PDT

Tyron Woodley says Georges St-Pierre is ducking him because he "doesn't want to come in and take the concussion" -- in other words, "HE'S SCARED."

Woodley called out GSP after his UFC 214 title defense against Demian Maia ... but Dana White shot the fight down, saying St-Pierre will face Michael Bisping instead. 

Tyron says the politics have nothing to do with it -- it comes down to GSP being too afraid to get in the Octagon with TW because he's afraid of getting hurt.

Woodley says St-Pierre wants guys like Conor McGregor, Nick Diaz, and Bisping 'cause they can't deliver the same kind of blunt force trauma he can. 

"It'd be a tough, competitive fight, but it won't be something that's gonna hurt him. I'm gonna hurt him. He doesn't want that to happen."

Dana White I Spoke with Tyron Woodley ... We're Cool Now

8/1/2017 9:36 AM PDT
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Seems the war between Tyron Woodley and Dana White has cooled off ... with the UFC president telling TMZ Sports they finally talked things out after blasting each other in the media. 

It all started after UFC 214 -- White ripped Tyron's performance against Demian Maia. Woodley fired back demanding a public apology from White or else he would "start leaking some sh*t that people don't want to be out in the wind."

We reached out to White to see where things stand and he told us, "Woodley and I talked and he said he was just pissed and upset and didn't mean it."

We also spoke with Tyron who says, "We good."

So, water under the bridge ... at least for now.

UFC's Tonya Evinger I Want a Rematch with Cyborg ... I Can Beat Her!

8/1/2017 6:17 AM PDT

While most women are ducking UFC superstar Cyborg Justino ... Tonya Evinger says she wants to fight her AGAIN!!!

Tonya was leaving The Dime in L.A. on Monday night -- just days after fighting Cyborg at UFC 214 on Saturday -- and seemed to be in pretty good spirits after her 3rd round K.O.

Evinger told us she's not guaranteed a rematch -- even though she fought Cyborg tougher than any other fighter before her -- but says she'd REALLY like another bite of the apple. 

And why? Tonya says she knows what she can do better the 2nd time around. 

UFC's Dan Henderson Jones Should NOT Fight Brock ... Here's Why

7/31/2017 2:59 PM PDT

UFC fans are hurtin' to see Jon Jones fight Brock Lesnar next ... but Dan Henderson is stompin' out the potential superfight. 

Why? Hendo told TMZ Sports he's got ZERO interest in seeing Jones vs. Brock, "because it's not for anything, other than for fun."

In other words -- it'd all be for entertainment, a la Mayweather vs. McGregor ... not like the good ol' days when all dudes cared about was stackin' belts.

Henderson would know -- he's one of the most decorated champs in MMA history.

The legend did give Jon props for his comeback -- where Jones brutally KO'd Daniel Cormier to win back the light heavyweight championship ... and then put Lesnar on blast.

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