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UFC's Tim Kennedy Spoil 'Star Wars' ... And 'I Will F'ing Gut You'

12/16/2017 12:07 AM PST
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"I will f**king gut you! I will make you bleed. Pain. Pain. A lot of pain."

That's Tim Kennedy -- UFC and U.S. Army Special Forces vet -- telling all the internet trolls what he's gonna do to them for spoiling "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Tim's a HUGE Sci-Fi guy ... but says he still hasn't seen the movie 'cause he's too busy being a badass in the desert. 

Kennedy tells TMZ Sports he's pissed 'cause he can't touch social media -- "there's a bunch of a**holes out there trying to ruin it for people like me!"

So, if you spoil the party -- like UFC contender Colby Covington did on Thursday -- Tim says he's literally gonna cut you open and let you bleed out.

Yeah ... the force is strong in this one. 

UFC's 'Platinum' Mike Perry Crazy Street Fight Story Hit on My Girl, Get Knocked Out!!!

12/16/2017 12:03 AM PST
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Here's a painful lesson on why you should NEVER get in a street fight -- courtesy of UFC star "Platinum" Mike Perry.

We asked Platinum -- who fights this weekend at UFC on FOX 26 -- to give us the lowdown on if he's ever had to throw down outside the Octagon ... and the story he hit us with was Oscar-worthy.

It all went down on a New Year's Eve in DT Orlando ... when Mike and his GF, "Platinum Princess" Danielle Nickerson, were out celebrating on the streets. 

Perry says a random guy was dumb enough to hit on Danielle when they were clearly together ... and fire on Platinum after he told him to step off!

Mike says he fired back with a left hook from hell ... and you can guess how that turned out.

The whole thing's pretty hilarious. Also, kinda terrifying. 

 

Tyron Woodley To Keaton Jones: Parents Are Trash, Get Away from 'Em!

12/15/2017 6:08 PM PST
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UFC champ Tyron Woodley dropped bombs on Keaton Jones' parents in the newest episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" -- explaining why they're even worse for him than his bullies at school. 

Woodley says Keaton's dad needs to "get the hell slapped outta him" for being a white supremacist ... and his mom should take a seat after allegedly trying to parlay Keaton's fame into a cash grab.

"Why do you need money to fight bullying? You need mentors ... you don't need money."

The champ says he's still got Keaton's back -- but advises him to cut out his folks, so he can become a better person. 

Tyron also drops a huge career update, breaks down a CRAZY street fight and a whole lot more. 

Ronda Rousey No Deal with WWE ... Yet

12/15/2017 12:50 AM PST
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Ronda Rousey and the WWE have been circling each other for months ... but sources close to both sides tell TMZ Sports Ronda has NOT put pen to paper -- not yet, at least.

It's no secret that there's serious interest -- Rousey's teased the move and even appeared in a backstage WWE promo ... and company honchos Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have both gone on record saying they'd love to have her.

But, multiple independent sources from all sides of the deal have told us contract talks have NOT gotten off the ground.

As one source bluntly put it, "[Ronda's team] hasn't begun any negotiations with the WWE."

Doesn't mean they won't hit the negotiation table in the future ... but as far as what's cookin' right now -- no deal.

FYI, we're told Rousey is still working out hard (unclear if she's doing specific wrestling training). She's also shooting for her role in Mark Wahlberg's movie, "Mile 22."

Busy lady. 

Rampage to Keaton Jones World's Gone Soft ... Kick Your Bullies' Asses!

12/14/2017 2:08 PM PST
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If Keaton Jones REALLY wants to get bullies off his back, Rampage Jackson says there's only one way he can get the job done.

"I would kick somebody's ass!" Rampage told TMZ Sports. "You fight -- you go down swingin' -- they ain't gonna kill you, most likely."

The MMA star says the world's getting waaay too soft when it comes to bullying ... and throwing hands accomplishes something words never could.

"You get your respect and people won't mess with you no more. Most people are cowards, anyway. Most bullies are cowards."

And if Keaton needs to see how it's done, Rampage is scrappin' with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 192 in January.

Chael Sonnen Why Should Roy Moore Immediately Concede? ... Hillary Didn't!!

12/14/2017 8:05 AM PST
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Chael Sonnen is defending Roy Moore's refusal to throw the white flag in the Alabama Senate race ... saying there's no reason to concede if he still thinks there's a chance he can win.

TMZ Sports spoke with the MMA star about Moore continuing to fight his apparent loss to Doug Jones in Tuesday's election ... and Sonnen says it's perfectly fair to keep fighting 'til the very end.

Sonnen compares it to when Hillary Clinton didn't immediately concede to Donald Trump in the presidential race last year ... and sympathizes with both politicians for not wanting to acknowledge defeat.

Chael also gets into some fightin' talk about going up against Rampage Jackson at Bellator 192 ... and explains why he has ZERO confidence leading up to the fight.

Conor McGregor Takes Dee Devlin On Louis Vuitton Spree ... Great Timing!

12/14/2017 5:56 AM PST
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What do you do when everyone in the world thinks you're trying to bang Rita Ora?? 

If you're Conor McGregor ... you take your REAL girlfriend on a luxury shopping spree!!

Check out the UFC superstar and Dee Devlin leaving the LV store in NYC with more than 11 BAGS (and that's only the bags we could see!).

Of course, Conor reportedly made around $100 mil for the Mayweather fight (so money ain't a thing) -- but it seems he's trying extra hard to make Dee happy

Unless those bags are for him ... 

UFC's Brendan Schaub Pacquiao Would Whoop McGregor ... Way Worse Than Floyd!

12/11/2017 10:49 AM PST
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Conor McGregor actually had a shot against Floyd Mayweather ... but he would get straight-up SMASHED by Manny Pacquiao -- so says ex-UFC star Brendan Schaub.

We got Schaub -- an analyst on the MayMac media tour -- to weigh in on McGregor vs. Pacquiao with rumors of the super-fight swirling ... and he told TMZ Sports Conor doesn't have a chance in hell of upsetting Manny.

"I actually think it's a tougher fight for Conor," Brendan said. "Pacquiao's more of a pressure fighter, bigger puncher. Floyd Mayweather was the perfect matchup."

The big question -- will the fight actually get made?

Schaub gave us his 2 cents on that ... and what he'd do if he was in McGregor's shoes. 

UFC's Max Holloway Kobe Inspires Me to Be a Killer 'You Suck, I'm the Greatest'

12/10/2017 12:55 AM PST
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UFC champ Max Holloway says Kobe Bryant has shown him the killer instinct it takes to be great ... crediting Mamba Mentality for his ass-kicking inside the Octagon.

"When Kobe is in Mamba mode he's an animal," Max told TMZ Sports. "He doesn't care about winning one time ... he'll play you 100 times just to make a point -- you suck, I'm the greatest."

It’s a mindset Max says helped him SMASH Jose Aldo in their rematch last weekend ... and one he plans to continue using to become the next big thing -- like a Kobe, LeBron, Tiger or Serena.

“These guys that I named -- they outgrow their sports."

Kobe’s actually a HUGE fan of one of Max’s biggest rivals -- but we got a feeling the Mamba can get down with the "Blessed Era,” too.

Arianny Celeste If I Was Conor's GF ... 'I'd Whoop His Ass!'

12/10/2017 12:30 AM PST
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Arianny Celeste says if she was Conor McGregor's woman, Dee Devlin, there'd only be 1 way to handle his "date night" with Rita Ora ...

"WHOOP HIS ASS!!!"

FYI, McGregor got cozy with the pop superstar at London's Fashion Awards on Monday and then shouted her out in a club 2 days later -- begging the question ... is Dee really cool with that?!

The UFC's baddest Octagon girl told TMZ Sports she thinks Conor and Rita are probably just friends ... and he was just doing it for the cameras.

That said, Arianny says she'd straight-up KO Conor for doing her like that -- fling or no fling.

Tyron Woodley Conor Won't Ever Fight Again ... I Called It

12/7/2017 12:46 PM PST
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Conor McGregor won't EVER fight for money again in his life -- instead, he's setting himself up for a BIG career as a movie star ... so says UFC champ Tyron Woodley

"I never thought he was coming back," Tyron said on "The Hollywood Beatdown" ... explaining he's got way too much money to risk his health against killers like himself and Tony Ferguson

But, Conor ain't going quietly into that good night ... Tyron believes all the crazy stunts McGregor has pulled over the past few months are part of a calculated plan to raise his profile for his next big career move.

Rita Ora ... the rumored bar fight ... the Irish courtroom drama -- Tyron says Conor knows exactly what he's doing.

But if Conor DOES decide to fight again, Tyron says he would "beat his ass any day of the week."

"I'll beat the brakes off that little thang!"

Make sure to catch the FULL episode of "The Hollywood Beatdown" when it drops Friday on the TMZ Sports YouTube channel. 

Conor McGregor Shows Rita Ora Love at the Club ... After 'Date Night'

12/7/2017 9:01 AM PST
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Conor McGregor fueled Rita Ora dating rumors on Wednesday night ... shouting her out at the club while patting his heart BEFORE showing love to his baby mama, Dee Devlin.

C'mon bro ... 

Remember, it was just a few days ago Conor was hanging out with Ora at the British Fashion Awards. She posted pics of the 2 of them together with the caption, "Date night." 

Fast-forward to Wednesday night at Cirque le Soir in London ... where The Notorious was out with his bros, letting loose on the dance floor to The Notorious B.I.G.

Conor hopped on the mic and said, "What's up, Rita Ora!" ... and then put his hand over his heart.

Moments later, he shouted out Dee ... but no heart gesture that time. 

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McGregor's probably just trolling (since that's what he does) -- but he and Rita did look awful cozy Monday night ...

UFC's Max Holloway Conor Needs to Figure His Life Out ... 'Hearing Crazy Things'

12/6/2017 12:25 AM PST
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UFC champ Max Holloway says he's legitimately concerned for Conor McGregor ... not because he's gonna kick his ass, but 'cause Conor could be throwing away his career.

We talked to Max coming off his huge win at UFC 218 ... and the featherweight king set aside his desire to call out McGregor to dish out some real talk.

"Go figure your life out. You're hearing crazy things about the dude, and I hope it's not true," Max told TMZ Sports

ICYMI, a rundown of Conor last month ...

-- Got physical with officials at an MMA event
-- Was rumored to have been in a bar fight (though nothing concrete has come out)
-- Pissed off a judge at a court appearance for speeding
-- And that ain't all

Holloway says he wants to avenge his loss from 2013 -- but it's clear he respects McGregor and just wants what's best for him.

"I hope we don't see another guy of his stature fall because of things that he chooses to do outside the Octagon, and even in."

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