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Jon Jones I'd Love to Work with Mayweather 'Magnificent Promoter'

7/27/2017 10:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones has some serious love for Floyd Mayweather -- and it seems it's just a matter of time before the UFC superstar joins The Money Team. 

Remember, Floyd shouted Jones out last year -- saying TMT always had his back, even when others gave Jones the cold shoulder following his legal troubles. Mayweather told TMZ Sports he planned on talking with Jones about joining the squad. 

So, when we saw Jon after the UFC 214 media event on Wednesday, we asked if there had been any movement. 

"Floyd Mayweather's a guy I respect dearly," Jones said ... "He's a magnificent promoter and fighter."

"I would love to do something with Mayweather in the future."

We also talked to Jones about his brother, Arthur, saying he'd beat Daniel Cormier's ass -- Jon explains what he'd need to do to make that happen. 

Jon Jones' Brother 'We Jumped a Lot Of People Growing Up'

7/27/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's a scary thought ... Jon Jones, Arthur Jones and Chandler Jones teaming up to BEAT YOUR ASS at the same time.  

Well, it wasn't just a thought for some kids -- Arthur tells TMZ Sports the kids used to fight together growing up. It's the way they were raised. 

"My mom always taught us ... one fight, we all fight," Arthur says ... "So, we jumped a lot of people growing up, me and my brothers."

Of course, all 3 Jones Bros are world class athletes -- Arthur and Chandler put together impressive NFL careers while Jon tore up the UFC. 

They're all still incredibly tight and Arthur says he couldn't be more proud of what Jon's achieved in the Octagon. 

We also asked Arthur if he thinks he could take Daniel Cormier -- and it's clear he ain't afraid. 

Snoop Dogg: My UFC Show Is Killin' It ... I Love the Fight Biz!

7/26/2017 5:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Think Snoop Dogg loves his new job as a UFC announcer? 

We got the rap legend seconds before he went on the air to shoot "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" ... and he raved about how much fun he's having calling fights with Urijah Faber.

 

Urijah says Snoop drinks gin and juice on set, smokes blunts and gets to watch great fights -- it's a dream gig. 

FYI, Snoop's basically a UFC junkie -- and tells us why Jones vs. Cormier at UFC 214 could be one of the best fights of all time. 

Jon Jones: 'You look Like a Crackhead' Daniel Cormier: 'You Were One!'

7/26/2017 1:38 PM PDT
Breaking News

The cocaine insults were flying at the UFC 214 media event today -- with Jon Jones saying Daniel Cormier looks like a crackhead. 

Cormier shot back -- "I can look like a crackhead, but I've never been a crackhead like you, though."

That was just the beginning ... Cormier accused Jones of being on steroids for most of his UFC career. Jones denied the allegations and flexed his 6-pack. 

These guys hate each other -- and will finally get to get violent on Saturday. 

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones Is UFC's G.O.A.T. ... Until I Beat Him

7/24/2017 3:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Jones wasn't crazy when he called himself the greatest UFC fighter of all time ... at least according to Daniel Cormier, who says ya just can't argue with Jon's resume. 

"His level of competition is unmatched," Cormier tells TMZ Sports ... "He's beaten about 6, 7 guys that are going to the UFC Hall of Fame."

Jones bragged about his legacy on FS1's "Undisputed" on Monday -- saying there's no doubt he's the greatest fighter to ever step into the Octagon. He's beaten legends like Rampage Jackson, Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and more. 

Given the hatred between Jon and DC, you'd think Cormier would blast him over the comments -- but that's not what happened. It was the closest thing to a compliment we've seen leading up to UFC 214. 

Speaking of which, Cormier also says his weight is PERFECT leading up to Saturday's title fight -- despite the fat jokes from Jones. "This is the lightest I've been."

That's when he took aim at Jon's tiny chicken legs and ripped a few shots at the guy. 

5 days, people.

Wiz Khalifa I Pack Punches Like I Pack Bowls Intense MMA Training!!

7/24/2017 10:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wiz Khalifa's next big show could be in the Octagon because the superstar rapper -- who's known as a smoker, not a fighter -- has been busting his ass doing MMA training.

TMZ Sports got this video of Wiz hitting the mitts with FOX's Jay Glazer, and working on his kicks with UFC star Cat Zingano. Pretty clear from the video ... he's taking it seriously, and we hear he's been at it like this for about 3 months at Unbreakable Gym on Sunset.

What's most impressive about this workout sesh is Wiz was on vacay! He was in Napa for a wine tasting trip -- with his gf, Izabela GuedesMichael Strahan and Glazer -- but brought his gear to do some training ... in between sipping cabs and zins.

Wine tasting and MMA? Just when ya think ya know a guy.

UFC's Chris Weidman I'm Still The Best ... Comeback Starts NOW!!

7/22/2017 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Weidman knows it's do-or-die time when he fights Kelvin Gastelum this weekend ... and told us he's gonna shut up all the haters who say he's washed up. 

Weidman's had a rough go as of late -- going from undefeated champion to losing his last 3 fights -- and some people are questioning whether he's still got it. 

Chris told TMZ Sports those haters are in for a violent awakening ... 'cause he's about to put a hurtin' on Gastelum -- and prove the champ is BACK.

Weidman's so locked in, he even took shot at all the 185-pounders before signing off.    

Snoop's UFC Protege I LOVE WEEEEEEEED ... Makes Me Better Fighter

7/21/2017 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg's new favorite UFC fighter has A LOT in common with the rapper -- telling TMZ Sports he's all about that Kush ... and pulled out a fat ass joint to prove it.

22-year-old Sean O'Malley made one helluva first impression on Snoop during his big victory on "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" this week ... earning a UFC contract in the process.

Snoop is one of the announcers on that show -- and was so impressed with Sean, he smoked the dude out after the fight.

 

Now, Sean tells us he's grateful for Snoop for "medicating me after my fight."

In fact, O'Malley says he looooves the weed -- and thinks the sticky icky is a great thing for all athletes. 

It's at that point, he busts out one of the biggest joints we've ever seen -- while wearing a marijuana bathrobe -- and self-medicates.

Nate Diaz would be proud

Oscar De La Hoya: If I Couldn't Beat Floyd Conor Has No Chance

7/21/2017 5:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oscar De La Hoya says the only way Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather is with a flying kick to the head ... 'cause there's absolutely ZERO chance he'll out-box the Money Man. 

ODLH says he "wishes" McGregor was on Mayweather's level, but he's simply not -- and tells TMZ Sports if he couldn't beat Floyd during his own boxing heyday, McGregor has no real shot. 

That said, Oscar does dish out some advice for Conor on how to fight Floyd ... but he doubts it's gonna help. 

FYI, Floyd and Oscar fought back in 2007 -- Mayweather won by split decision. 

Snoop Dogg Crazy UFC Commentary Victory Smoke With Fighter

7/19/2017 9:33 AM PDT

Snoop Dogg -- UFC broadcasting GOAT?

Here's video of Snoop going CRAZY for fighter Sean O'Malley on "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" ... after O'Malley 1-punch KOs his opponent. 

Seriously ... Snoop absolutely loses his mind -- and it's amazing. His line right before the KO was epic too.

Dana rewarded S.O. with a UFC contract, but O'Malley's real prize came after the show ... when Snoop hooked him up with what looks like a victory blunt!!

FYI, this is only the 2nd episode of Dana's new Fight Pass series -- which features "Snoopcast" every week.

Can't wait for episode 3. 

Tyron Woodley I'm Down To Train Michael Irvin!!

7/18/2017 12:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Irvin just caught a HUGE break in his dream to become an MMA fighter ... 'cause UFC superstar Tyron Woodley says he's down to help kick-start the Hall of Famer's career in the cage!!

The 51-year-old told us last week that he's been training MMA and wants to take a real-deal fight ... but his wife's fears of injury have kept him from hittin' the mat.

We spoke to Woodley about Irvin's fightin' ambitions ... and the Chosen One says he's totally down to help the Cowboys legend out, saying he's gonna personally hit up #88 for some 1-on-1 training!!

The champ says he's had celebs and athletes like Wiz Khalifa and Devonta Freeman hit him up to work together on their MMA skills, and even hints he could start a fighting circuit for A-listers.

We also spoke to Woodley about his television special, 'In the Clinch,' airing on FS1 Tuesday night ... and T-Wood won't give out any spoilers, but says he's excited for fans to see how he evolved from a gangster to champion athlete.

UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov Hulk Punches Man In Stomach ... After Man Asks For It

7/18/2017 7:07 AM PDT

Here's a video of terrifying UFC destroyer Khabib Nurmagomedov punching an average dude in the stomach super freakin' hard ... but don't worry, the guy actually ASKED him to.

Now, why this dude wanted to get popped in the guts by a guy who wrestles bears for fun is beyond us, but it 100% happened when Khabib was messing around with some fans in Tajikistan.

We don't know what Khabib says to the guy before the punch happens, but he seems to be telling him how the shot is going to rearrange his organs before he hits him.

Good news? After he delivers the dragon punch to the dude's stomach the two men hug, which is great, but watching the whole thing made us happy we give hugs to bond on this side of the pond.

Michael Irvin I Want an MMA Fight ... I'm Dead Serious

7/17/2017 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

51-year-old Michael Irvin says he's itchin' for a fight -- a real MMA match -- telling TMZ Sports, "I would whoop somebody up!"

The NFL Hall of Famer is still in incredible shape and actually does MMA training at a gym by his home. But Irvin says he's a gamer -- and wants to test his skills in live combat. 

There's just one problem -- "My wife says I'm her mule. She can't have her mule out there getting hurt!" 

Irvin says he knows he'll never fight in the pro ranks -- but he's deadly serious about setting up a celebrity MMA tournament. 

"Let's get in the ring and do something."

We know Irvin is a HUGE fan of the UFC and Dana White -- so, don't rule it out.

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