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UFC's Paige VanZant

You're No Ronda Rousey

... Says UFC Champ

4/20/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

She's coming off the biggest win of her career ... but UFC's new rising female superstar Paige VanZant would get MURDERED in a fight with Ronda Rousey ... so says UFC stud Demetrious Johnson

Johnson -- the reigning flyweight champ -- says VanZant COULD be the next great female fighter ... but don't go crowning her just yet. 

FYI -- 21-year-old VanZant extended her UFC record to 2-0 this weekend with a DOMINATING performance at "UFC on FOX 15" this weekend.

Clearly, Johnson doesn't think VanZant stands a chance against Rousey in the octagon ... but there is one arena he'd like to see them compete. 

#TwerkBattle

UFC's Corey Anderson

Teeth Bashed In

During Insane UFC Fight

4/20/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Here's UFC fighter Corey Anderson ... GETTING HIS TEETH PUT BACK IN HIS FACE ... after a crazy violent fight with Gian Villante at "UFC on FOX 15" this past weekend. 

By the way, Anderson also suffered something called "HOLE IN HIS CHIN" ... which needed to be stitched up after the fight. 

The 25-year-old sustained the facial injuries in the first minute of the fight, but continued to battle ... until he was knocked out in the closing seconds of the fight. 

The good news -- Anderson got a $50k bonus for being "Fight of the Night" -- which is cool ... but damn, that's gotta hurt. 

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UFC's Luke Rockhold

Steven Seagal Wrecked Me

... w/ Famed 'Death Touch'

4/18/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Steven Seagal nearly ended Luke Rockhold's fighting career earlier this year -- when he executed his legendary "death touch" on the UFC fighter ... who admits, "He put me on notice!!!"

Rockhold -- who's fighting Lyoto Machida at "UFC Fight Night" Saturday -- told us all about the run in with Seagal in Vegas back in January ... where he got straight up OWNED! 

FYI -- Seagal is no joke, the guy is a real life martial arts expert -- a 7th-dan black belt in Aikido. 

Check out the pic below -- you can tell by Luke's face, he wasn't messin' around!!! 

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UFC's Paige VanZant

Bikini Showdown

At 'Fight Night' Weigh In

4/17/2015 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC badass Paige VanZant stripped down to her hot pink bikini ... and got face-to-face with Felice Herrig moments ago ... for some half-naked smack talk before they square off tomorrow. 

It all went down in New Jersey -- where the women will battle it out in the octagon at "UFC Fight Night" on FOX. 

Both women weighed in at 115 lbs ... both are 5'4" ... and both have insane physiques. 

Check out the clip -- should be a good fight. 

Floyd Mayweather

Scoffs at Conor McGregor

... That Guy's a Joke

4/17/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Floyd Mayweather doesn't give a single DAMN about Conor McGregor -- telling TMZ Sports the UFC fighter is a joke ... who's using his name to try to get some cheap publicity. 

Earlier this week, McGregor said he'd DESTROY Mayweather in a fight in less than 30 seconds -- because Floyd wouldn't be able to handle an MMA-style attack.

But sources close to Mayweather tell us ... Floyd "scoffed" when he saw the quotes and said, "I don't take that dude seriously. He's just trying to get himself some publicity."

Well, it worked. 

Dana White

Conor McGregor Is Right

He'd Beat Mayweather's Ass!!

4/16/2015 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor's got some major support from his boss -- 'cause UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ Sports he's 100% confident Conor would CRUSH Floyd Mayweather in a street fight. 

Dana was out in NYC today ... when we asked about McGregor's fight prediction -- that he would WRECK Floyd in less than 30 seconds. 

White doubled down even harder -- saying EVERY SINGLE FIGHTER on the UFC roster could take it to Floyd ... 'cause he's only skilled in 1 simple fighting style. 

Still, White says he's going to the big Floyd vs. Manny fight on May 2nd -- question is ... did he pay for his ticket? Check out the clip. 

UFC's Conor McGregor

I Would Kill Mayweather

... In 30 Secs

4/16/2015 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC badass Conor McGregor says he would ANNIHILATE Floyd Mayweather in a real deal street fight ... saying, "I would kill him in less than thirty seconds."

McGregor told Esquire he looks down on combat athletes who only specialize in one type of attack method -- for example, boxers. 

"I don't look at a man who's expert in one area as a specialist ... I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas. If you can box, what happens if I grab hold of your legs?"

That's when he brought up Money Mayweather: "If you put me face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather - pound-for-pound boxing's best -- if I fought Floyd, I would kill him in less than thirty seconds."

"It would take me less than thirty seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him."

Here's the tale of the tape

Conor McGregor: 
Age: 26 years old
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145 lbs

Floyd Mayweather: 
Age: 38 years old
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 151 lbs

Thoughts? 

Conor McGregor

New Tiger Tat

... On Me Belly Button

4/14/2015 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC star Conor McGregor is clearly a fan ... and inked a giant tiger head around his innie while hanging out in L.A. this week. 

Unclear why Conor chose the tiger ... but he's clearly proud of it. 

In fact, he tweeted, "If you see the Tiger it's too late. You're food."

Hobbes would be proud. 

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MMA Star Joe Schilling

Ronda Rousey Would Kick My Ass!!

4/9/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Add one more person to the list of people who think UFC Women's champ Ronda Rousey could beat a man ... 'cause fellow fighter Joe Schilling says the pint-size punisher would totally kick HIS ass.

Joe was out in L.A. getting ready for his upcoming scrap at Bellator 136 on Spike-TV Friday when we asked if he thought he could take out Ronda (who's nearly 50 pounds lighter) in a real-life battle of the sexes.

"I think if I fought Ronda Rousey she'd probably Judo throw and submit me at some point."

Schilling says he ain't just spitballin' either ... he says he knows Rousey personally and she's definitely "the real deal."

He also says Rousey is the sexiest fighter in the world ... which could be why that armbar doesn't look so bad to him.

It does to us though ... looks like it hurts.

UFC's Josh Koscheck

Someone KO'd My Teeth

(Don't Worry, I've Got Backups)

4/3/2015 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

You know how tough Josh Koscheck is?? He tried to eat a steak last night ... without his two front teeth!! 

The UFC superstar was leaving Boa Steakhouse ... looking a little more Michael Strahan-ish in the mouth region than usual -- so we had to ask, what's up with your grill?!

Don't worry, Josh always carries backups ... and popped in a couple of FAKE TEETH to fill in the gaps during our conversation (we asked about retirement, his answer is interesting).

See, Tiger Woods ... no reason to be so embarrassed!! 

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UFC 189 Presser

Drunk Irish Guy Takes Mic

... Trash Talks Jose Aldo

3/31/2015 3:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Two CLASSIC moments at the UFC 189 media event in Ireland moments ago -- when two fans hijacked the mic and started talking SMACK right to Jose Aldo ... and IT'S HILARIOUS!!!

FYI -- Dana White opened up the event for questions from the media (and only the media) about the fight between Ireland's own Conor McGregor and Aldo set for July. 

That's when some drunk dude took the mic and started spouting off at the mouth ... asking Aldo," Do you know the word spank? 'Cause you're gonna get SPANKED!"

It went on for another minute ... funny stuff. 

Then it gets BETTER -- when some little kid followed suit ... and demanded Aldo hand over the belt now, 'cause Conor's gonna beat his face in. 

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UFC's Dana White

Brock Lesnar Has My Blessing

WWE Was the Right Move

3/26/2015 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

There's no bad blood between Dana White and Brock Lesnar after Brock turned down a UFC contract to sign with the WWE this week ... with Dana telling TMZ Sports he thinks Brock made the right move. 

White says Lesnar handled the situation perfectly -- and even called up the UFC to give them a heads-up about his decision before he announced his deal with Vince McMahon.

"I think it's the right decision and I'm happy for him," White says ... "Vince gave him a deal he couldn't refuse at the right time in his life."

"I'm happy for Vince. I'm happy for Brock and I'm happy for his family. It's a great deal for everybody."

UFC's Conor McGregor

We Don't Have Lucky Charms In Ireland

... It's Garbage!

3/25/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The only thing UFC badass Conor McGregor might hate more than Jose Aldo ... is Lucky Charms ... telling TMZ Sports it's not only NOT popular in his home country ... but it's TOTAL CRAP!!!

McGregor -- who's fighting Aldo at UFC 189 in Vegas in July -- was out in L.A when we asked about the cereal trends back in Ireland ... and Conor told us the "magically delicious" cereal couldn't be further from an authentic Irish breakfast (shocking, we know). 

Plus, Conor says ... "I don't eat those sugar filled pieces of garbage."

Bonus -- Irish Spring isn't popular in Ireland either. 

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