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Ronda Rousey

I Could Forgive Bieber

... But There's a Catch

10/8/2015 4:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Call her Ronda the Merciful -- 'cause the UFC superstar says she's down to let Justin Bieber off the hook for dissing her sister at Cannes ... as long as she gets permission from one key person. 

Rousey arrived back in L.A. to get back to training for her big fight against Holly Holm -- when we asked about the 2014 incident when Bieber blew off her 16-year-old sister who asked for a picture at a media event. 

"If my little sister forgave him, I could," Ronda said. 

Rousey has previously said her sister was so hurt by the incident, she STOPPED BEING A BELIEBER!

So, how can Bieber get Rousey's sister to forgive him? Maybe start with a picture ... 

UFC Champ Johny Hendricks


... Medical Emergency

10/2/2015 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1002_Johny-Hendricks_gettyMMA star Johny Hendricks will not be fighting in UFC 192 on Saturday after being rushed to the hospital for intestinal blockage and kidney stones stemming ... so says Johny's manager. 

Hendricks was scheduled to put his welterwight championship on the line against Tyron Woodley tomorrow night, but ran into huge medical issues while attempting to cut weight Thursday night.

According to his manager Ted Ehrhardt, Johny was in bad shape -- he needed to be given an IV and kidney stones were detected during his trip to the emergency room.

In fact, Hendricks told ... "The weight was coming off fine and then yesterday my body just started to shut down. When it hit that point, I tried to push through it, and well, it didn't go well because then I had to go to the ER."

Hendricks -- who is out of the hospital now -- says his body is "hurting and sore" from the entire ordeal.  

UFC's Luke Rockhold


... With His Bare Hands!!!

10/1/2015 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Forget breaking bones, UFC superstar Luke Rockhold is all about breaking PHONES -- beating the living crap out of the new iPhones with his bare hands ... and it was all caught on video. 

This footage is awesome ... Luke teamed up with an electronics warranty company called SquareTrade to show that iPhones may be tough ... but they stand no chance in a fight with an MMA badass. 

Check out the clip ... Luke executes a death blow to SIRI using a brutal spin kick -- and then snaps the phone's neck like a chicken bone. 

C'mon ... you've all wanted to do this to your phone at some point -- so, feel free to live vicariously through Rockhold for the next few minutes. 


Jon Jones

Pleads Guilty In Hit and Run

... Gets 18 Months Probation

9/29/2015 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


Jon Jones has just pled guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident ... stemming from an incident in April ... and was sentenced to 18 months probation. 

Jones entered the plea in an Albuquerque courtroom moments ago. As part of the deal, Jones has been ordered to make 72 appearances with kids groups -- to educate children about making good decisions in life. 

UFC honcho Dana White was in the courtroom while Jon's case was in front of the judge. 

Jones' lawyer says the fighter takes "full responsibility" for his actions and did everything he possibly could to make things right with the victim. Lawyer calls the incident an "awful, awful mistake."

As we previously reported, Jones struck another vehicle -- injuring a pregnant woman -- and then bolted from the scene on foot. 

Jones' lawyer says the victim has fully recovered from her injuries. 

The lawyer says the incident was a "wake up call" for Jones. 

Jon's lawyer is asking the judge to allow Jones to carry one firearm because he's concerned about his personal safety. 

Jones addressed the court personally ... saying, "I am here to accept full responsibility for what happened for my actions ... I'm hoping that you give me an opportunity to redeem myself."

Jones has been granted a conditional discharge, which means if he meets the conditions the judge sets, he will not be convicted of a felony. Translation -- keep your nose clean. 


9:25 AM PT -- Jones just issued a statement to TMZ Sports:

"With regards to today's decision made by the court, I am very happy to now be able to put this incident behind me.

My actions have caused pain and inconvenience in the lives of others and for that I am truly sorry and I accept full responsibility. I have been working hard during this time away from my sport to grow and mature as a man and to ensure that nothing like this happens again.

I have learned a great deal from this situation and I am determined to emerge a better person because of it. I apologize to those who were affected by my actions in this incident and I am hopeful that I will be given the opportunity to redeem myself in the eyes of the public, my family and friends as well as my supporters.

I am not sure what the future holds for me but I plan to continue to do the work needed to be productive and successful in every aspect of my life."

UFC's Daniel Cormier


... Your Choke Game's Weak!!!

9/28/2015 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jonathan Papelbon should stick to baseball ... 'cause his fighting skills SUCK ASS ... so says someone who would know, UFC badass Daniel Cormier

Cormier -- who's gearing up for UFC 192 this weekend -- says he watched Papelbon try to choke out Bryce Harper during a Nationals game Sunday ... and says was less than impressed. 

"Terrible ... you won't find that in the octagon."

Ya gotta watch the clip ... Cormier says Papelbon deserves an "A for effort" ... but says the fight is a perfect example of why baseball players would never make it in the UFC. 

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I Don't Respect Female Fighters

... Period.

9/22/2015 2:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Tank Abbott is doubling down on his attack on female fighters -- saying NO WOMAN belongs in the octagon ... including Ronda Rousey

Tank appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports' today after claiming he would post a $100k prize to any woman who could beat him in a fight ... but they would have to make him a sandwich if they lost. 

Abbott -- who admits he'd been boozing -- says he's dead serious noting ... "I'll smack the living daylights out of any woman."

When asked what he would say to someone calling him a chauvinist pig -- Tank replied, "I'd say you're right and vote for Donald Trump."

There's more ... watch the video. 

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I'll Fight Ronda Rousey

... No Chick Could Beat Me

9/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC icon Tank Abbott says there's NO WOMAN on Earth who could beat him in a fight -- Ronda Rousey included -- because at the end of the day ... "She's a girl."

Abbott went on a rant explaining why men are simply superior when it comes to combat -- saying Ronda would get rolled by Floyd Mayweather ... because she's got "all this emotional stuff" due to being a woman. 

That's when 50-year-old Tank took it a step further on his podcast -- saying he would beat ANY woman in a fight ... and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. 

"I will fight any woman on this Earth for free," Abbott says.

"If I win, which is going to happen -- and you’re going to get bashed up good -- you have to make me a sandwich. If you win, I’ll give you $100,000."

Tank says there's one caveat -- "You can't be a tranny ... you gotta be a female. Born a female."

No word if Tank's had any offers -- but we're guessing there won't be a shortage of women looking to beat his ass after hearing this. 

Katt Williams

Nick Diaz Suspension Is A Joke

... It's Just Weed, Man

9/21/2015 7:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suspended UFC star Nick Diaz just found his first celeb defender ... and maybe someone to smoke with ... 'cause Katt Williams is coming out strong for weed-blazing athletes saying it's not fair to ban them for toking up.

As we previously reported ... the Nevada Athletic Commission slapped Diaz with a 5-year suspension after he tested positive for pot after UFC 183.

We got Katt out at LAX and he told us the suspension is TOTAL BS ... saying that the hammer should only fall on athletes that enhance performance ... not junk food consumption.

He might have a point ... especially if you've had a couple puffs. 

Ronda Rousey

Hey, Mayweather ...

Who's a Bigger Draw Now?

9/18/2015 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ronda Rousey says Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s finally getting what he deserves -- fans turning their backs on him in droves because he's just too damn boring in the ring.

Ronda weighed in on the Berto-Mayweather fight drawing only about 500k PPV customers -- the lowest number Floyd's pulled in 10 years. The way Ronda sees it ... her archnemesis should've seen this coming.

Watch, you gotta think Ronda -- who's been feuding with Floyd for months -- is gloating just a bit, even if it's only on the inside. In fact, after talking about Floyd slipping ... she also addressed her latest financial victory.

Everything's coming up Ronda.


Ronda Rousey 2.0

This Little Girl Has Some Serious Skills

9/17/2015 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

8-year-old boxing prodigy, Evnika Saadvakass, doesn't need a speed bag to show off her quick hands ... cause a hunk of wood works just fine for her.

Right now she looks more like Laila Ali but if she works on her ground moves she could definitely end up being the next Ronda Rousey of the UFC ... heck she's been training since she was the age of 3 after all.

Make sure you don't blink while watching this clip 'cause you don't want to miss her lightning quick moves.

UFC's Nick Diaz

5 Year Suspension

For Failed Drug Test

9/14/2015 3:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0914_nick-diaz_tmz-2Nick Diaz might never step in the Octagon again -- the UFC fighter just got slapped with a 5 year suspension for failing a drug test.

The Nevada Athletic Commission handed down the suspension, and also a $150k fine. He failed the test -- reportedly for marijuana -- earlier this year after his fight Anderson Silva in UFC 183.

Diaz will be 36 when the suspension ends, which would certainly make it difficult for him to make a comeback.

Diaz's attorney says he will appeal the NAC's decision.

Conor McGregor

Getting 'F**ked Up' Movie Offers

... Killing Zombies In Africa?!

9/4/2015 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He murders people in the octagon, but now UFC badass Conor McGregor says he's getting a bunch of "f**ked up" movie offers to slaughter the undead in African jungles. 


Conor's doing some training out in L.A. (check out video below) -- and clearly, Hollywood's aware of his presence ... 'cause CG says he's been getting hit with a ton of offers to star on the big screen ... a la Ronda Rousey

Conor says he's still in talks ... but says if it doesn't work out, "I don't give a f**k."

Gotta love this guy. 

Conor McGregor

I'll Crush Aldo But ...

I'm Not F**king With Liam Neeson

9/3/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC superstar Conor McGregor dropped a ton of knowledge on us -- about his upcoming fight, his super ballin' watch, and even crowned Ireland's true king of badassery.

Where to start? First off ... you've gotta see the timepiece the reigning featherweight champ is rocking in this clip -- Conor says it's the ONLY one in North America ... which explains the $200k price tag!

Then Conor talked some smack about rival Jose Aldo and their Dec. 12 fight. His words of inspiration? "Show the f**k up!" There's more, but that's the Cliff's Notes.

And best of all -- 'The Notorious' one weighed in on who's top dog in Ireland right now ... with himself, Liam Neeson, and Bono (yes, the little guy from U2) on the ballot.

Check it out ... the champ was fired up and entertaining as ever. 

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