Gilbert Arenas is not backing down ... saying he refuses to apologize for the comments he made about the WNBA -- because he's NOT SORRY for saying the league is packed with ugly women.
Arenas joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" show on FS1 -- and said he firmly believes the only way to save the WNBA is by appealing to horny men.
We asked what he would say to his daughter if she wanted to play in the WNBA without having to wear a sexually suggestive uniform ... and his answer was pretty shocking.
There's A LOT more -- you can see the whole interview tonight on "TMZ Sports" on FS1 at 9 PM PT, 12 AM ET.
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