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Greg Hardy He's Goin' Down in MMA Fight ... Says Upcoming Opponent

10/17/2017 1:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Greg Hardy's first MMA opponent has a message for the former NFL star ...

I'M GETTIN' THE W, SON!!

FYI, Greg's first pro fight is on Nov. 4 at Rise of a Warrior 21 ... and we got the man who's gonna meet him in the cage -- Joe "The Legend" Hawkins -- to give us the low-down on their scrap.

Joe's got nothing but respect for Hardy ... but told TMZ Sports he ain't gonna take it easy on him.

"I’m gonna be incredible," Hawkins said. "I see the referee raising my hand."

Joe's also inviting Dana White to grab a ringside seat ... 'cause his goal is to make it to the UFC one day.

First, he's gotta beat Hardy ... who's also been training his ass off in camp.

Conor McGregor Baptism Bash for Baby Conor Fire Dancers & Fireworks!

10/16/2017 9:12 AM PDT

How does the Conor McGregor clan get down with the Lord?

Fire dancers, fireworks and bass-thumpin' live music ... in celebration of Conor Jr.'s christening over the weekend. 

It all went down at Luttrellstown Castle in Dublin ... where McGregor, family and friends took in some serious pyro at the after-party.

Conor Sr. was all smiles for his 5-month-old ... less than 2 months after his insane payday for boxing Floyd Mayweather.

If this is all for a christening ... can you imagine this kid's 1st birthday party?!

UFC's Tony Ferguson Conor McGregor Is Scared of Me ... 'You Can't Run Away'

10/15/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tony Ferguson says Conor McGregor is "absolutely" terrified of facing him inside the octagon ... but is gonna have to face his fears. And soon.

"There's nobody else in line," Ferguson told TMZ Sports. "You can't run away."

Tony didn't stop there -- calling Conor a spineless "paper champ" ... and telling us he's due for "an ass-whoopin."

T-Ferg says he's the man for the job -- and promises to destroy him if and when they throw hands.

"I've saved a lot of my A+ material for that bastard." 

 

Tyron Woodley One Fight Could Get Ronda Back In UFC

10/13/2017 5:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It ain't Holly Holm. It ain't Cyborg. There's only one fighter who could possibly entice Ronda Rousey to get back into the octagon ... at least, that's what Tyron Woodley thinks. 

The UFC welterweight champ says he's all about Ronda making the transition to the WWE -- but if she's still got some fight left ... there's one legend who could be Ronda's perfect MMA dance partner. 

Tyron got into it during his brand new show, "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- which drops every Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel. 

This week, Tyron hits everything from Harvey Weinstein to Eminem's anti-Trump rap session ... and even tells what REALLY went down between him and Dana White after UFC 214.

GSP vs. Bisping Threats, Cussing, Insults ... In Backstage Standoff

10/13/2017 12:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Things got even crazier than we thought between GSP and Michael Bisping -- with both men threatening to knock the other out during a crazy heated showdown backstage at a UFC 217 media event. 

The guys had just wrapped up a formal news conference in Toronto -- when Bisping confronted GSP backstage and shouted at him for pushing him during the event. 

GSP fired back, "F*ck off man ... I will break you."

At one point, Bisping faked like he was going to throw a punch -- GSP didn't even flinch. 

They continued to cuss and threaten each other for a good 90 seconds before Bisping walked away. 

But watch what happens at the very end of the video -- it's hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. 

GSP Backstage Blow-Up ... 'Don't Touch Me!'

10/13/2017 11:22 AM PDT
Breaking News

Georges St-Pierre UNLOADED on Michael Bisping in a backstage confrontation today ... warning the champ to never put his hands on him again after their UFC 217 media event in Toronto.

"Don't touch me, man! Don't touch me. I'm not afraid of you. I don't give a damn."

GSP is basically the nicest guy ever ... so what happened??

Well, at the end of their news conference, Bisping dangled his finger on Georges' chin when they faced off ... and GSP didn't like that at all, shoving Mike off him. 

Bisping told St-Pierre to "keep your hands to yourself" when they saw each other in the back ... and that clearly set him off.

Got a feeling this won't be the last time these 2 go at it.

Dana White I Don't Hate Mark Hunt Just Protecting Him from Himself

10/12/2017 1:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White says he pulled Mark Hunt from next month's "UFC Sydney" card because "sometimes you gotta protect these guys from themselves."

White didn't specifically say the move was due to the article Hunt penned for the Player's Voice -- where he said he's been experiencing memory loss and slurred speech -- but it seems obvious that the article was the trigger point. 

Hunt has been VERY upset about the move and trashed Dana on social media -- calling him a "piece of sh*t motherf*cker" and a "bald headed pr*ck."

White tells TMZ Sports the move isn't personal -- he actually really likes Hunt -- but, "Sometimes, you gotta protect these guys from themselves and that's what we're looking into right now."

Paige VanZant Topless & Drained Candid Weight-Cutting Pics

10/11/2017 1:29 PM PDT
Breaking News

Paige VanZant says she'll NEVER drop down to fight at 115 lbs ever again -- and says these pics prove just how brutal the weight cut can be.

The UFC star has previously told Ariel Helwani about how she was "killing" herself to make weight for her last few fights -- and claimed she even passed out in her bathroom during the process. 

The bathroom photo she posted on Wednesday appears to be from the incident she referenced on the show. She also posted a pre-fight bikini pic where she looks emaciated. 

"Never again. 125 is my division! I will take over," Paige commented. 

VanZant says weight cutting has affected her overall health -- and has vowed not to go down that road ever again. 

The UFC has recently created a women's 125 pound division -- and Paige says her next fight will be at that weight ... a much healthier weight for her. 

Jean-Claude Van Damme Geriatric & Jacked ... with UFC's Bruce Buffer

10/11/2017 8:08 AM PDT
Breaking News

Here's Jean-Claude Van Damme and UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer proving 60 is really the new 30 -- lookin' absolutely JACKED at a workout sesh.

The pic comes to us courtesy of Buffer ... who says he was droppin' sweat with his old buddy JCVD at a Gold's Gym.

Pretty crazy -- Buff actually looks BIGGER than Jean-Claude ... though the movie star gets props for his ripped-up arm. Bottom line -- both are in insanely good shape.

Probably helps that JCVD's still kickin' ass in "Kickboxer" reboots ... almost 3 decades after the original!

Ronda Rousey Teases WWE Future ... UFC Husband Going Too?

10/11/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey still won't officially say she's headed to WWE ... but she sure made it seem like something's cookin' when we got her and hubby Travis Browne leaving LAX.

When our guy tried to get it outta her, Ronda came back with -- "If you were a real fan, would you really wanna know?"

Before adding that, "I enjoy it more that way, and I don't wanna ruin anything."  

Interesting ... especially 'cause WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon recently confirmed Rousey's offer is still on the table ... and the UFC mega-star was in a promo with Ric Flair's daughter, Charlotte, just last month.

And now ... we got Travis telling TMZ Sports he might consider a move to the pro wrestling biz too -- "We're still making decisions on my part ... I'm not gonna say no!" 

UFC's Tony Ferguson Kevin Lee’s Staph Infection? 'I Aimed For That S**t'

10/10/2017 4:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tony Ferguson wasn't about to let a little infectious disease stop him from getting the W ... telling TMZ Sports he actually TARGETED the nasty staph infection on Kevin Lee's chest at UFC 216.

"I wasn't sure what it was -- something protruding from his chest," Tony said.

So, logically ... "I was like, 'Well sh*t, just aim for that sh*t.'"

Don't get it twisted -- T-Ferg told us he was super sketched out once Lee confirmed it was staph ... and has taken about 50 showers since the fight.

Bottom line -- staph is disgusting ... and Tony's a savage.

UFC's Demetrious Johnson I Tried to Snap Borg's Arm ... He's Lucky He Tapped

10/9/2017 4:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Demetrious Johnson says Ray Borg's lucky he tapped out when he did at UFC 216 ... 'cause he was SECONDS away from breaking the dude's arm in two!!!

After catching Borg in that EPIC flying armbar, the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show asked DJ if he cut Borg a break by not snapping the limb ... out of professional courtesy. 

But if you thought DJ was being merciful, think again. 

"No, no, no -- I was trying to break it the whole entire time," Johnson said ... "I'm breaking your arm if I get the chance."

DJ says Borg tapped right before he could get the arm in perfect fracture position. 

The good news -- "I didn't hear any popping, so he should be fine."

Gotta watch the entire interview tonight on FS1 -- we also talked to DJ's wife about why she was "nervous as hell" going into the fight. It's great stuff. 

DJ Clue Jason Aldean Shoulda Gone to UFC 216 ... 'F**k That SNL Money'

10/9/2017 8:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jason Aldean turning down UFC 216 to do "Saturday Night Live" was a bad move -- so says DJ Clue, who tells TMZ Sports the country music star shoulda come through for the Vegas shooting survivors and first responders in Vegas.

"He should have represented ... and said 'f**k that money,'" Clue told us outside STORY in South Beach.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Dana White was PISSED when he saw Aldean perform on SNL -- after Jason turned down Dana's offer to sing the national anthem in front of hundreds of people connected to the tragedy.

Dana says Jason's reps told him he was too shaken up to play live -- and the fact that he did SNL on the same night makes him a "coward" that cares about his image more than the shooting victims.

Clue isn't coming at Jason that hard ... stressing that everyone's gotta stay together in times like this. 

But would the hip-hop legend have made it out to Vegas? "ABSOLUTELY."

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