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UFC Champ Michael Bisping Brock Lesnar Will LOSE At UFC 200 ... BY KNOCKOUT

7/1/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Michael Bisping says Brock Lesnar is gonna get Debo'd at UFC 200 ... KNOCKED THE F*** OUT ... 'cause MB thinks Mark Hunt is too much for Lesnar to handle in his first fight back.

We got Michael out in L.A. and asked his opinion on the HUGE Lesnar vs. Hunt heavyweight throwdown at UFC 200 next weekend ... basically, who ya got?

If you thought Bisping was gonna give the PC toe-the-company-line answer on the biggest heavyweight fight of the year, you're DEAD WRONG.

Check out the clip -- Bisping confidently proclaims Hunt will knock out Lesnar ... while admitting there's a distinct possibility Lesnar takes Hunt to ground and beats his soul out of him.

Whatever happens ... we know one thing ... we wanna see it.

Jon Jones Daniel Cormier's a Crybaby Loser

BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Here's some quality smack talk from Jon Jones ... ripping Daniel Cormier as a petty jealous loser. 

Of course, Cormier has been calling Jon a "bum" all over town -- and recently explained why it's the most disrespectful insult he could hurl at Jones (video below). 

Well, Jon's got some fighting words of his own ... and blasted D.C. as a crybaby who's destined for another ass whooping when they step into the Octagon at UFC 200 on July 9th. 

Bet Cormier's gonna have something to say about this ... 

NFL's Cardale Jones No Way I'd Fight Paige VanZant ... She'd Destroy Me

6/28/2016 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The war over the "12 Gauge" nickname ain't about to be settled in the Octagon -- with Cardale Jones telling TMZ Sports ... Paige VanZant would "destroy" him in an MMA fight. 

Remember, Paige called out Jones earlier this month -- saying the two should fight over the nickname they both use ... winner gets the "12 Gauge" title once and for all. 

Well, we saw the Buffalo Bills rookie at LAX Monday and he told us he still intends to battle Paige over it -- however, he knows better than to accept a real scrap with a UFC star.

"I'm not about to get in her profession ... she would destroy me."

Jones does have another idea in mind about how to settle the issue -- it's wayyyy less violent.

Travis Barker I Better Win This UFC 200 Bet! Or I'm Getting TMZ Ink

6/28/2016 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Suddenly, Travis Barker's got a lot riding on Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt -- if he doesn't pick the winner he's gonna pay off a bet with his body.

We got Travis in NYC and our camera guy offered him a wager on UFC 200's co-main event ... and the Blink 182 drummer simply couldn't refuse.

Check out the video to see who Travis is backing. He says he's actually willing to squeeze a TMZ tattoo onto his already-covered body, IF the wager goes south.

Although he has one small caveat. 

UFC's Daniel Cormier Sparring with Cain Velasquez 'Best Guy I've Ever Gone With'

6/27/2016 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0627_dc_cain_sparring_instagramDaniel Cormier is stepping up his training to prepare for Jon Jones -- sparring with 2-time UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez

Clearly, D.C. was impressed with Cain -- calling him "the greatest fighter I've ever been locked in a cage with."

"This is no joke @officialcainvelasquez is by far the best guy I've ever gone with."

Cormier vs. Jones is all set for UFC 200 on July 9th -- and D.C. is adamant he's finally going to get his revenge. 

"This fight will be different. Head in the sand and let's get ready to go! #13days #andstill#newfight #newresult."

'Cyborg' Justino 'I Would Kill Ronda Rousey'

6/24/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cris "Cyborg" Justino ain't mincing her words ... telling TMZ Sports she would "kill" Ronda Rousey if they ever stepped in the Octagon.

The UFC superstar was at LAX when she made it clear -- she has a burning desire to fight Ronda because they have a "novella" together ... "and you have to finish a novella."

So, how would the novella end?

"I kill her," Cyborg says ... "I would put everything [she has said] about me in my hands."

We also asked about Miesha Tate -- who recently told TMZ Sports she'd definitely take a fight with Cyborg. 

Cyborg's reaction -- bring it on!

Paige VanZant Quits 'Kickboxer' Movie ... to Focus on UFC Fight

6/23/2016 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0623-Paige-VanZant-tmzPaige VanZant's blockbuster movie debut has just been put on hold -- she's officially pulled out of the upcoming 'Kickboxer' movie ... so she can focus on fighting. 

As we previously reported, PVZ had signed on for "Kickboxer Retaliation" ... joining stars like Mike Tyson and the guy who plays The Mountain on "Game of Thrones."

A bunch of people thought it could be the role that launched VanZant's acting career.

But Paige just put the kibosh on the project -- claiming the filming schedule interfered with training for her next fight with Bec Rawlings at "UFC on FOX" in August. 

"I’ve recently declined to be in the Kickboxer movie because I want to be 100% for this fight and train 100%," Paige told ESPN.

"That movie filming was kinda gonna get in the way. We couldn’t get a date set that worked with my schedule.”

Paige is still interested in a Hollywood career -- but for now, the 22-year-old says fighting is her #1 priority.

Porn Star Christy Mack Creates Domestic Violence Emojis ... Black Eyes, Bruises

6/23/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-christy-mack-emoji-twitter-tmz-01The former porn star who claims she was attacked by her MMA star ex-boyfriend has launched a new line of emojis using images based on the brutal photos of her injuries ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The woman behind the concept is Christy Mack -- who claims ex-UFC star War Machine beat the crap out of her in 2014 ... nearly killing her in the process. 

Mack says she was recently approached to develop an emoji app and wanted to use the platform to bring attention to victims of domestic violence ... so she created MackMoji. 

"The decision to include a few emojis with a black eye, bruising, and so on is a way of bringing attention through shock value," Mack says.

"I'm willing to risk some people using them in a negative way to get the point across."

"So many are afraid to speak out, often times because they’re scared their partner will see history of their cry for help. This simple emoticon could save a life. I want everyone to know they’re not alone."

MackMoji will be released Thursday with a portion of the proceeds going to the Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence foundation.

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UFC No Sale Yet ... Not Even Close

6/22/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-ufc-getty-01Reports are swirling that the Fertitta brothers are no longer the proud owners of the UFC ... but TMZ Sports has learned it's just not true.

According to reports, WME talent agency, along with a Chinese media org and a group led by Robert Kraft snagged the MMA powerhouse for around $4 billion.

Sources tell us ... there are negotiations but "a deal isn't even close." In fact, we're told there has not even been an agreement on whether 100% of the UFC will be sold or just a portion. Nor have the parties agreed on price.

One report says the deal was finalized Sunday between WME CEO Ari Emanuel, Lorenzo Fertitta and other UFC execs at a dinner meeting in Hollywood. But we've learned Emanuel was on a plane Sunday flying back from a bar mitzvah out of the country and Lorenzo was in Vegas all day. We're told Dana White and Frank Fertitta were also in Vegas all day.

We're told if a deal is consummated, it won't happen this week and it's possible it will never happen. 

UFC's Rafael dos Anjos Conor McGregor Is Doomed ... No Way He Beats Nate Diaz

6/21/2016 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor is gonna need a miracle to beat Nate Diaz at UFC 202 ... so says UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

McGregor and Diaz are set to rematch at UFC 202 in August -- and with dos Anjos having defeated Diaz in the past, we asked if he had any fight advice for Conor. 

Rafael didn't give out any free pointers -- but did drop some real talk ... telling TMZ Sports straight up, "I don't see Conor winning this fight for sure."

He goes on to explain why Conor is doomed.

Of course, dos Anjos has his fight to worry about -- he's facing Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 90 in July -- but says if Conor ever wants a shot at his belt ... "He's welcome any time." 

Miesha Tate I Need to Fight Ronda Again ... I Also Want Cyborg!

6/21/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC champ Miesha Tate says she NEEDS to avenge her losses to Ronda Rousey -- telling TMZ Sports, "I feel like something would be missing from my career if I didn't fight Ronda again."

Miesha is 0-2 against Rousey -- but that was before Tate beat up Holly Holm and became the champ.

Now, Tate says she'd love a shot at redemption -- but says a possible rematch is "far off" ... and that's IF Ronda ever gets back in the Octagon. 

Meantime, Tate is gearing up for a title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9th -- and says she's laser-focused on that fight. 

So, who's next? We asked if she'd ever consider fighting Brazilian sensation Cris "Cyborg" Justino -- and Tate told us simply ... BRING IT ON! 

Check out the clip -- Tate clearly respects Cyborg ... and says it would be one of the biggest challenges of her career. 

Conor McGregor Bought Entire Family BMWs ... Dad Says

6/20/2016 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0620-conor-tony-mcgregor-tmz-instagram-02Conor McGregor is all about spreading the wealth -- buying his entire family brand new BMW 5 Series whips after he got rich in the UFC ... this according to Conor's dad. 

Tony McGregor spoke with The Independent in Ireland ... and explained how the UFC surprised his family with a gaggle of Beamers back in 2015. 

"He came home from an American trip last year, and I saw this fleet of cars coming around the corner with him in the lead car, a black BMW 5 Series," Tony said.

"I presumed it was an entourage chauffeuring him home, but he told me to hop in and asked if I liked the car? I said it was lovely and he handed me the keys and said, 'Good, because it's yours.' He bought one for everyone in the family, which was really nice."

Besides his parents, Conor has 2 sisters -- so, maybe he got a 4 car deal? 

Of course, Conor LOVES cars -- and has bought himself a bunch of expensive rides ... including a couple of Rolls-Royces

Tony dropped a whole bunch of Conor gems ... including: 

-- He didn't approve of Conor's career at first. "He was able to prove me wrong, which has made me so proud."

-- Conor started boxing at age 12 after playing soccer as a kid. 

And the most shocking part ... Tony says Conor was a really quiet kid who stayed out of trouble.

"We didn't see much of the personality he has now when he was growing up. That developed with age."

UFC's 'Cyborg' Justino Spider Bite was No Joke ... Needed Major Medical Attention

6/18/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cris "Cyborg" Justino says her black widow bite was so bad, she required hospital care ... but says she's confident she'll resume MMA training as early as next week. 

As we previously reported, Cyborg was bit by the venomous spider while gardening at her L.A. home last week. 

Cyborg says she didn't realize what bit her at first -- but the wound got really bad and painful ... and she finally went to the hospital when she began to feel extremely sick. 

The good news ... Cyborg says after a brief stay at the hospital, she feels much better -- and can't wait to fight again.

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