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Cris Cyborg Ronda Rousey's a Loser I Don't Want to Fight Her Anymore

9/19/2017 9:56 AM PDT
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Cris Cyborg says she's OVER her feud with Ronda Rousey -- because Ronda is no longer on her level and belongs in the WWE instead of the octagon.  

Cyborg called out Rousey for years -- once telling TMZ Sports she wanted to kill the first UFC women's champ to end their soap opera ... but Cris says Ronda ain't worthy of the scrap anymore after a pair of brutal losses.

"When I wanted to fight her it was because she was at the top of her game and she had all of the confidence in the world," Cyborg said in a statement.

"She had not been KO'd twice in a row and some people were actually saying she could beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight."

"Both of us are now at different chapters in our careers and for me that chapter is finished."

Cris says she'd only take on Rousey in the WWE ring ... cause that's the only place they'd be on even ground. 

Cyborg's message is in response to Ronda's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan ... who called for the super-fight in an interview with Ariel Helwani on Monday, saying Cris was "too slow" to beat Rousey.

Cyborg responded by saying Edmond's "nothing but a joke of a coach."

As for Ronda ... she's rumored to be transitioning to WWE after cutting a backstage promo earlier this month.

UFC's Luke Rockhold 'I Can't Feel My Feet' ... Gross Post-Fight Swelling

9/19/2017 6:48 AM PDT
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UFC superstar Luke Rockhold kicked so much ass this weekend, his foot exploded. 

Well, it certainly blew the hell up. 

Take a look at video of Luke's insanely swollen and bruised right foot -- which he earned during Saturday night's dominant TKO victory over David Branch at 'UFC Fight Night' in Pittsburgh. 

Maybe put some ice on it?

The good news ... Rockhold seems pretty comfortable recovering while chillin' at a rooftop pool in the Steel City.

Could be worse ... could be David Branch's face.

Daniel Cormier I Might Be Crazy ... But I Wanna Fight Jon Jones Again

9/18/2017 12:45 AM PDT

Daniel Cormier WANTS TO FIGHT JON JONES ... for a third time.

D.C. joined the guys on TMZ Sports (weeknights on FS1) ... when he was asked if he'd ever want another crack at J.J. in the Octagon (whenever Bones is allowed to fight) ... despite everything that went down.

"That's the craziest thing about the whole situation. Competitively, he's beaten me twice. So yeah, of course. People think I'm insane for it."

There is a catch.

D.C. says there can't be any cheatin' ... the playing field has to be level.

Good luck.

Conor McGregor 'I'll Strangle You in Ireland!' ... Ripped By 'Platinum' Mike Perry

9/16/2017 12:33 AM PDT

If Conor McGregor ever wants to get off his yacht and fight a real 170-pounder -- UFC rising star 'Platinum' Mike Perry says he's ALL ABOUT that action.

In fact ... when we asked Platinum about his dream fight, the knockout artist unleashed one of the most epic Conor call-outs ever. 

"I'll fight McGregor in Ireland, wassup?! In Dublin, wassup?! Quote me on that," Perry told TMZ Sports.

"You'll do f**kin' nothin' you f**kin' prick! Once I put these hands on you boy, I'll strangle you in two seconds."

Mike wasn't done there ... taunting the Irishman's heritage and saying he'd become "the new king of Dublin" after he KO's Conor, hops the cage and crowd surfs through the stadium.

Platinum's got a co-main event scrap this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 116, and ain't quite at the front of the line to fight Conor yet ... but hey, dream big right?

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones I Still Don't Wanna Be Friends But Show Some Sympathy

9/15/2017 5:24 PM PDT

Daniel Cormier says there's still a ZERO percent chance he ever becomes friends with Jon Jones ... but is actually pleading with people to take it easy on his UFC rival.

D.C. joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 to talk about the backlash Jones has been getting after his failed UFC 214 drug test ... and while he doesn't ever wanna be buds, Cormier says the critics need to look at the bigger picture.

"When people are at their complete lowest, you gotta be careful with kicking them, because that's when stuff goes much bigger than sport," Cormier says.

"This dude has a family to worry about, and I mean ... God, man. What if this guy goes off the deep end? And then he's not there in the most important situations in life."

Gennady Golovkin Won't Guarantee Victory 'I'm Not God'

9/15/2017 1:27 PM PDT

Gennady Golovkin won't guarantee he's gonna kick Canelo Alvarez's ass when they step in the squared circle Saturday night ... 'cause he ain't God.

TMZ Sports talked to GGG and C.A. leading up to their superfight this week in Las Vegas ... and asked each boxer how they visualized themselves winning the bout.

Alvarez said he was preparing for a KO ... while Golovkin's response was interesting.

"Right now it's a 50/50 fight. It's a very dangerous fight. I'm not God."

It's true, he's not God ... he's got a better right hook.

Luke Rockhold Violent Threats Don't Scare Me ... Says UFC Opponent

9/15/2017 11:15 AM PDT

UFC fighter David Branch ain't sweatin' that Luke Rockhold threatened to put him in the hospital ... telling TMZ Sports his superstar opponent ain't the badass he says he is.

"He's not the killer that everybody's making him up to be. That's only what he likes to put inside of people's minds," Branch told us.

Branch heard our convo with Luke -- where the former champ said he was gonna "break his legs, rupture his liver and rattle his skull" -- and told us that crap won't faze him at all when they throw down at UFC Fight Night 116 on Saturday.

David's been through the wringer -- grindin' 6 YEARS to get back to the UFC ... so he sounds dead serious when he says Rockhold's just another guy he's gotta wreck to get the 185-pound strap.

Jon Jones Denies Steroid Use 'I Swear On God and My Kids'

9/14/2017 11:32 AM PDT
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UFC superstar Jon Jones so badly wants to convince you he's not a steroid user, he just swore it on God and his kids. 

Jones just broke his silence about his B test from UFC 214 coming back positive for the banned anabolic steroid Turinabol ... a test that led to officials erasing his victory over Daniel Cormier

Jones went to Twitter to answer a fan who demanded the UFC star should "just tell the truth any why!!everybody will respect you more for it."

Jones replied, "Dude the truth is I would never do steroids, I put that on my children and I put that on my Heavenly Father."

Jones is a very religious guy who's crazy about his children. This is a bold statement. We're told he's privately denied cheating from the moment the first test came up dirty

UFC's Mark Hunt 'If I Die Fighting, That's Fine' ... Just Want Clean Sport

9/14/2017 7:57 AM PDT
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UFC superstar Mark Hunt says he's "fine" with fighting until he dies ... but he's calling for it happen in a sport free of steroid users. 

"I will probably end my life fighting," Hunt wrote in a piece for The Players Voice. "If I die fighting, that’s fine. I just hope that if it does happen, it will be in an honest and fair competition."

The timing of Hunt's article probably ain't a coincidence ... released just after results from Jon Jones' B sample drug test -- confirming the presence of anabolic steroid Turinabol -- were made public

Mark's fought several fighters who've gotten popped for PED use -- most notably, Brock Lesnar at UFC 200. The Super Samoan called Brock's win "pre-meditated assault" ... and wants to make sure that doesn't happen to him, or anyone else, in the future. 

"I’ve fought a lot of drug cheats and copped a lot of punishment from guys who were cheating and that’s not right. The cheats get all the advantages."

Hunt says he accepts the damage he's taken throughout his career -- which he claims has led to slurred speech and lost memories -- but he's PISSED that cheaters may have prevented him from becoming a UFC champ.

Mark says his next contract is gonna have a clause where he gets all the money made by any opponent caught doping -- "That could be part of my legacy."

Daniel Cormier Reinstated as UFC Champ After Jon Jones Steroid Scandal

9/13/2017 5:40 PM PDT
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Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as the UFC's Light Heavyweight Champion after his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214 was officially changed to a "no contest" in the wake of JJ's positive steroid test.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Jones was flagged for Turinabol -- a banned anabolic steroid. The results from Jones' B sample were made public Tuesday -- confirming the bad news for Jones. As a result, the California State Athletic Commission overturned Jones' victory and now has it ruled as a "no contest."

Cormier appeared on "UFC Tonight" and said he's already been contacted by Dana White ... who informed him that the belt will be returned to him.

"Once again, I'm the UFC champion," Cormier proclaimed. 

As for Jones ... his UFC career is in serious jeopardy -- he could get hit with a 4-year ban.

Luke Rockhold Jon Jones Is An Undisputed Cheater ... DC Should Be Champ

9/13/2017 2:59 PM PDT

Jon Jones can deny it all he wants ... but he cheated before BOTH his fights with Daniel Cormier, which makes DC the true champ -- so says UFC superstar Luke Rockhold.

The "B" sample for Jones' failed drug test came out on Tuesday ... which revealed a positive test for the same banned steroid he got popped for last month. Now, Luke says it's time we all faced the truth.

"People can be in denial about Jon ... but he's taken things all along the way. And that's what USADA's here for -- to clean up the cheaters."

Rockhold feels terrible for his BFF, Cormier, and Jones too -- calling the whole situation "unfortunate" -- but told TMZ Sports he's not dwelling on it cause he's got a huge comeback fight this weekend.

Luke told us exactly why he's gonna dominate his opponent, David Branch, at UFC Fight Night 116 on Saturday -- plus the GNARLY plans he's got in store for Branch's legs, skull and even his liver (ouch). 

Amanda Nunes Gifts UFC Belt to Cancer Survivor 'You're the Real Champion'

9/12/2017 8:17 AM PDT
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Amanda Nunes fought HARD to win a new belt at UFC 215 ... and immediately gave up her gold when she met a fan with an amazing story. 

19-year-old cancer survivor -- and UFC superfan -- Angie Rose talked about their meet-up on social media ... describing the incredible act of kindness from the UFC women's bantamweight champ.

After the post-fight press conference, Angie says she waited in the rain by the fighters' exit tunnel at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Nunes spotted Angie ... and told her bus driver she had to meet the girl. 

Angie says she gave Amanda a couple homemade bracelets ... and in return, Amanda gifted Angie her newly won strap and told her she was "the real champion."

"Hearing those words mean so much to me after I have battled through 9 years of sickness, sadness, pain and suffering with off again, on again cancer," Angie wrote.

Angie added that her dream is to meet Conor McGregor next. 

Tyron Woodley Let's Get it On, Andre Ward ... Money > Friendship!!!

9/10/2017 12:15 AM PDT

Tyron Woodley is friends with Andre Ward ... but the UFC champ says he's down to put that aside to scrap with the boxing superstar -- if the price is right. 

"I'd honestly rather train with Andre Ward ... "BUT if it's an opportunity to make money, I can't see Andre or myself turning it down," Woodley told TMZ Sports.

Tyron doesn't seem to be hurtin' in the wallet these days -- he flashed us a sample out on Rodeo Drive -- but the goal is clearly that Conor McGregor money.

FYI, neither of them have a fight booked right now ... so maybe Dana White and Jay-Z (Andre's repped by Roc Nation) can make it happen.

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