UFC Fighter Felice Herrig Details Bloody Vegas Street Fight 'Talk Sh*t, Get Hit!'

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UFC fighter Felice Herrig is giving TMZ Sports a blow-by-blow of her bloody Vegas street fight ... and she tells us the whole thing started over a penny.

35-year-old Herrig --the #12 ranked strawweight -- was in Sin City for UFC 246 ... when her night out on the town started to resemble her day job.

Herrig was walking with a friend between two casinos when a woman halted foot traffic to retrieve the cent.

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“I was just like, ‘Dude it’s just a penny,’” Herrig told us. “And then I thought it was over and I was walking out with my friend, Kim, and she comes up from behind me and she was like, ‘It was on heads!’”

The penny-pincher declined Herrig’s request to get out of her face.

“So, I kind of shoulder bumped her to kind of let her know to go away, and she came at me,” Herrig tells us. “She punched me in the nose. I just remember punching her two times back.”

Herrig wasn't seriously hurt ... but did have her nose busted. Luckily for the woman who allegedly started beef with Felice ... she wasn't badly hurt either.

“I wanted to double-leg her, but I’m still recovering from my ACL injury,” Herrig tells us.

Felice says she doesn’t go out in public looking for fights, but she had a message for anyone else looking to start with her.

“Talk sh*t, get hit.”

Dana White Khabib Rematch Is Next For Conor ... Important For Both Fighters' Legacy

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Dana White says Conor McGregor's next fight will almost definitely be a rematch with Khabib ... and the result of the match will have a major impact on the legacy of both guys.

TMZ Sports talked to Dana White outside T-Mobile Arena in Vegas after McGregor DOMINATED Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone ... and asked the UFC honcho who the Irish superstar wants next?

"Conor wants Khabib. Conor always has a lot of options. He wants Khabib, that's the fight he wants, and we'll see what happens."

We then asked White who he wants Conor to fight.

"I think Khabib makes sense too."

Khabib is scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson in April ... and if the 28-0 fighter wins, that could set up the Nurmagomedov-McGregor rematch -- and it'd be HUGE.

The only snag? Khabib and his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, have repeatedly said the Dagestani star will NOT rematch Conor.

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But, Dana doesn't sound worried.

"Listen, Khabib has never turned down a fight. The guy's 28-0. He's one of the baddest dudes to ever do it," Dana tells us.

"This fight's important for his legacy too. When you start looking back at Khabib's career and if he goes undefeated and retires. You're looking at the names, and the names mean everything. He beat Conor McGregor. He beats Tony Ferguson. He beat Conor McGregor again. He beat this guy, that guy."

That's not all ... White also talked Floyd Mayweather -- who teased a Floyd-Conor II and Floyd-Khabib bout Saturday night -- and made it clear TBE still wants to fight.

Conor McGregor Fans Take Over LV 'Let's F**king Go, Conor!!!'

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4:45 PM PT -- We're still more than 24 hours away from the fight ... but Conor McGregor fans are already taking over Las Vegas -- screaming his name and raging on the escalators at Park MGM!!!

Ya gotta watch the clip ... McGregor fans -- some clearly pretty lubed up already -- are going insane, with one guy yelling at our camera, "Let's f**king go, Conor!!!"

Here it is ... Conor McGregor and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone stripping down and weighing in for their main event fight at UFC 246 -- and good news, they both made weight!

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Conor and Cowboy both hit 170 on the dot -- perfect weight for their welterweight matchup Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The last time McGregor fought, he only weighed 155 to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title.

But now, he's moved up in weight and he looks pretty good -- big, strong and UFC doctors say he's in the best shape of his MMA career.

As for Cowboy, DON'T SLEEP ON THAT GUY -- Cerrone holds the UFC record for most victories, most finishes and most fight bonuses!

Both fighters will next attend the UFC ceremonial weigh-in -- which goes down later Friday in front of thousands of fans. It's usually a chaotic scene. We'll have the highlights for you right here.

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O.J. Simpson You're a Defamation-Proof Criminal Scumbag ... Casino Claims

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O.J. Simpson's reputation as a violent convicted criminal is already SO HORRIBLE, it's basically impossible to inflict even more damage to it ... so says the Vegas hotel locking horns with Juice in a defamation case.

As we previously reported, Simpson's suing the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas over a Nov. 8, 2017 incident in which he was kicked off the property following an alleged drunken incident at a hotel bar.

In the wake of the incident, hotel staff told TMZ ... Simpson was wasted and became disruptive, getting angry with employees ... and glasses broke at the bar.

Deontay Wilder On Fury's Masturbation Claim ... 'Use the Right Lotion!'

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How does Deontay Wilder feel about Tyson Fury's claim that he's masturbating 7 times a day to prep for their big rematch?! He thinks it's HILARIOUS!

"I mean, enjoy yourself," Wilder said to his heavyweight rival ... "Just use the proper lotion!"

Of course, Fury says he's giving himself TONS of self-love before their Feb 22 fight to get his testosterone levels up ... claiming he'll take any edge he can get!

Wilder thinks Fury is joking -- because 7 times a day is a tall order for anyone!

"Whatever he says is for entertainment or whatever," Wilder says ... "He wanna j*** off? Enjoy himself! Just use the proper lotion. I mean some like thick lotion."

On a serious note, Fury is predicting a 2nd round knockout of Wilder when they clash at the MGM Garden Arena in Vegas ... but Deontay says that ain't happening.

In fact, Wilder says if Fury knocks him out in the 2nd, he'll RETIRE!

"I already have 6 years left in the sport, but if he gets me out in the 2nd round? Knock me out? I'm done, bro. I'm done. Period."

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Hey Chippendales ... Show Me The Money

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is not willing to dance for Chippendales despite his rock-hard abs and background as a stripper ... Sitch says the male revue can't afford him!!!

We got the "Jersey Shore" star and ex-con in New York City, and our photog asked Mike if he's ever going to follow Vinny Guadagnino's lead and join the famous production in Vegas.

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Easy to see why folks think Situation and Chippendales are a match made in heaven ... the reality star is all about his abs.

There's also some history between the two ... Sitch judged a Chippendales competition back in October, but couldn't be coaxed into taking off his shirt.

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And, there's this ... "Jersey Shore" alums have a history of bringing in huge box office numbers at Chippendales. Vinny was such a smashing success last year, they brought him back for an extra 6 weeks.

Situation isn't shutting the door on a potential run at Chippendales ... but he's channeling Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character in "Jerry Maguire" and telling Chippendales to show him the moola.

O.J. Simpson Cosmo Hotel Has History ... Of Defaming Celebs Like Me(ek)!!!

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O.J. Simpson's hell-bent on going to trial with The Cosmopolitan, and he's evoking the name of Meek Mill to plead his case ... according to new legal docs.

Juice is trying to avoid arbitration in his lawsuit against the Las Vegas hotel -- in which he claims he was defamed -- because he argues the Cosmo's history of "intentionally and recklessly attacking well-known public figures by placing them in a false light and defaming them" warrants a jury trial.

Simpson refers to the rapper in the docs as "another African American public figure" who was defamed by The Cosmopolitan, and says the hotel was "forced to apologize" only because Meek went public with his grievances.

Essentially, O.J. wants to go public with his as well ... which is why he seeks to put the kibosh on a much more private arbitration process. According to the docs ... he also expects a jury to award him much more money in punitive damages.

As you'll recall ... Simpson was banned from Cosmo in 2017 just weeks after his prison release for allegedly being drunk and disruptive. He claims he was neither drunk nor belligerent and was falsely accused.

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Meek Mill, on the other hand, was threatened with an arrest by the hotel back in May for trespassing. The rapper accused Cosmo of going to "extreme racist levels" to keep black entertainers off its property.

The hotel apologized for the incident and Meek accepted it ... and didn't pursue legal action.

Lady Gaga Makes Out with Mystery Man After NYE Show

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Lady Gaga may have had the best New Year's Eve of anyone ... gettin' down onstage and off, and -- who's the dude?

Gaga brought the house down in Vegas, performing "Jazz + Piano" at Park Theater. She then beelined it down the strip to NoMad Restaurant and appeared at Brian Newman's "After Dark" show.

In the later appearance, Gaga sang "Fly Me to the Moon," and began a super sexy dance with Newman's wife, former Miss Exotic World winner Angie Pontani.

But then, at the stroke of midnight, Gaga shared a passionate kiss -- not a "friend" kiss by a longshot -- with a dark-haired, bearded dude named Michael. We don't know who he is, but Gaga sure does. She and Michael left hand-in-hand into the Vegas night.

As for Michael's identity ... don't know. It's not Bradley Cooper, so we're well down the road of process of elimination.

DMX Back On Stage After Stint in Rehab 'When You Fall Down, Get Back Up'

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DMX looked right at home -- taking the stage and putting on a hell of a show -- just months after announcing he was checking himself into rehab and investing in his own future.

DMX hit Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub Sunday night where he performed a string of his biggest hits for fans. We're told he arrived around 2 AM with a small crew -- including his new fiancee -- and seemed fresh and energetic to mix with the crowd.

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Our club sources say DMX sipped on water and smoked cigarettes before he hit the stage ... and was happy to take photos with fans.

X played all the hits, including "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," "Where The Hood At?" and "X Gon' Give It To Ya."

Jason Aldean Back in Vegas ... First Concert Since 2017 Shooting

Jason Aldean made a triumphant return to Sin City -- playing his first concert there since the 2017 massacre that left 58 dead ... and wounded hundreds more.

The country singer performed Friday night at the Park MGM, which marked the first of three headlining shows he's putting on as part of his brief Ride All Night residency. Seeing how it'd been 2 years since Jason got on stage in Vegas ... he made sure to address the situation.

A few songs in, JA paused to shout out anyone who might've been there from his 2017 performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival ... calling them "family." He also mentioned it was his first time back since then but didn't explicitly discuss the shooting.

He did make a promise though ... saying he came back to "blow it out" for the crowd, and finish what they'd started at Route 91. The audience absolutely ate it up.

At the end of his set, Jason covered Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" -- which lots of folks took as a nod to the tragedy and a sign of resilience. He's got 2 more shows this weekend.

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You'll recall ... the initial shots Stephen Paddock fired rang out in the middle of Jason's set two years ago during the outdoor country music festival. At first, he didn't seem to notice ... but was quickly whisked off stage once it became clear what was happening.

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Paddock was holed up in his room at the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel and had an arsenal of rifles with him ... several of which he'd modified to shoot like semi-automatics. He broke windows in his suite and fired down below at the concertgoers ... causing a blood bath.

He shot himself in the head as cops made their way up to his suite. The FBI was never able to determine a definitive motive for his actions.

Holly Sonders & Vegas Dave 'We're In Love' Talk Marriage After Dating 6 Days

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Talk about moving FAST!!!

Sports reporter Holly Sonders and high-stakes gambler Vegas Dave have only been dating for 1 WEEK ... and they're already dropping L-bombs and talking marriage!

"It's love," Dave told us while out with Holly in Bev Hills ... "We're getting married in Cabo."

Seems like he's joking about the quickie marriage, but they're super into each other and have been virtually inseparable since they started dating last week.

"Our first date was at a strip club in Vegas and it was on Thanksgiving," Holly says with a smile.

"We had a good time," Dave adds ... "We both got our hustle on, we both got our millions so it's like we're a good power couple."

The two have been strip club regulars since they hooked up -- hitting up Crazy Girls in Hollywood this week where they were seen throwing tons of cash at the dancers.

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"If we spent $15,000 at a strip club last night with no lap dances, we're doing well," Dave explained.

So, what's the plan moving forward ... Dave says he's bringing Holly as his date to the Lakers game, where he spends a FORTUNE to sit in Jack Nicholson's floor seats.

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Dave says he spends more than $20k on those 2 seats -- and usually leaves one empty as a resting spot for his Birkin handbag.

"But, now I get to go," Holly brags.

Congrats!

O.J. Simpson Cuts a Rug With 2 Blonde Women at Vegas Bar

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Here's O.J. Simpson dancing his face off at a Vegas bar with TWO blonde women ... who don't seem to care that he killed 2 people back in 1994.

The 72-year-old convicted felon hit up the Sand Dollar Lounge on Wednesday night -- sporting a dark beanie -- and hit the dance floor hard!!!

We're told people in the place LOVED him, treated him like a rock star ... and O.J. posed for pics and signed autographs for anyone who asked.

Simpson has been out of prison since Oct. 2017 -- where he served nearly 9 years for a 2007 armed robbery -- and this is typical of the treatment he gets at MOST places he goes these days.

We've done multiple stories on fans lining up to pose with The Juice at hot spots all over Sin City ... but this is the first time we've seen him up close and personal with women.

Of course, Simpson was found not guilty of murder, in the criminal case, in the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman ... but was later sued for wrongful death by Goldman's family where a jury found Simpson liable.

Simpson was ordered to pay the Goldman family $33.5 million -- but the Goldmans have said they've only received a fraction of what they're owed.

But, clearly, Simpson's got enough cash these days to pay for drinks ...

Liziane Gutierrez Roller Skates in Xmas Bikini ... Takes a Fall la la la la, la la la la!!!

Liziane Gutierrez's hot holiday photoshoot got off to a rocky start ... when she fell on her ass trying to bring in the props.

The Brazilian model was heading to her shoot in Las Vegas in her sexy Christmas attire -- a decorative thong bikini with a "Naughty" Santa hat to boot -- and strapped on some roller skates to make a more memorable entrance.

Not a great idea, but then again ... it worked!!!

Liziane lost her balance -- and the prop Xmas gifts -- and had herself a scary little tumble. Good news is, it looks like she escaped serious injuries in the slip and fall ... which is a welcome change of fortune for her.

The model had another rough year, medically speaking, with a botched plastic surgery in March that led to facial swelling and required an additional procedure to reverse the damage.

This came less than a year after she survived slipping into a coma after a liposuction procedure went awry.

Early New Year's resolution idea for Liz -- no more surgeries ... and no more roller skating.

Steve Wynn Raiders In Vegas Best Thing To Ever Happen To City!!!

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Forget the all-you-can-eat buffets and strip clubs ... the best thing to EVER happen to Las Vegas is the Raiders moving to town ... so says the Sin City icon, Steve Wynn!!

Of course, the Silver and Black are building a huge, $1.84 BILLION home and moving to Nevada next season after spending the past 24 seasons in Oakland.

Wynn's heavily responsible for making Vegas what it is today with his luxury hotels like the Mirage, Bellagio and the Wynn ... but he says none of that amounts to the Raiders' impact on the city.

"Great news," Wynn told us outside Craig's in L.A. "It's gonna be great. I think it's the best thing that's happened in that town."

"I was really excited and spoke in favor of it. I think it's a great thing, can't wait for it to happen."

As for whether the athletes will be able to stay outta trouble, Wynn says that's up to the players ... but hey, after all -- it ain't called Sin City for nothin'.

The Weeknd Shuts Down Vegas Street ... New Music On The Way?!?

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The Weeknd shut down one of the biggest streets in Vegas to shoot what appears to be a music video ... and we've got the first glimpse at his newest project in over a year.

TMZ obtained this clip of The Weeknd running down world-famous Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas as a film crew captures his every move. He was rocking a red jacket, sunglasses and, most uncomfortably, a pair of dress shoes. Not ideal for sprinting.

Our sources say the video was shot a few weeks ago in the early morning hours. The production crew shut down this section of Freemont next to the Four Queens Casino.

It's been a busy month for The Weeknd ... as we first told you, he just moved into the ultimate bachelor pad, a massive $25 MILLION penthouse in Bev Hills.

He also reactivated his Instagram this week after a long hiatus, leading many fans to believe new music is coming down the pike. He hasn't released any new tunes since his 6-track EP back in March 2018, "My Dear Melancholy."

This music vid footage, although brief, is the surest sign we've seen yet The Weeknd's about to drop fire new tracks.

FaZe Banks I Took Care of the Vegas Room Thing ... 'It's All Love'

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FaZe Banks is a guy who knows how to clean up after his own mess, even if it takes a bit of time -- at least that's what we gathered when we asked him about his Vegas debacle.

We talked to the gaming guru -- who founded the FaZe Esports collective -- at the Logan Paul/KSI fight this weekend and he cleared the air with us on what exactly happened last month at the Encore at Wynn Hotel in Sin City, where his room was torn to shreds.

Banks comes clean with us here, saying he f***ed  the room -- which caused over $30k in damage, BTW -- and even apologizes for it too. A weekend in Vegas, as he puts it.

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You'll recall ... the hotel was pissed about the mess, and got cops involved ... who were investigating for felony malicious destruction of property -- a charge the carries a max sentence of 5 years in prison. Luckily, it didn't get there for FB -- he handled it.

The dude says he and the hotel are all good now, and that it's all love -- the implication being that he paid for the damage and is back in their good graces. Quite a guy, huh?!

We get around to talking about his fellow member FaZe Jarvis' lifetime ban from 'Fortnite' after being caught cheating ... and he gives us his thoughts on that too.

#FreeJarvis seems to be his takeaway.