If you're gonna steal from Paige VanZant's Jeep -- at least have enough common courtesy to shut the door when you're done!!!
... especially in the middle of a rainstorm!
The MMA fighter says someone tried to ransack her vehicle Tuesday night -- but didn't shut the driver's side door when they finished ... and now the inside of her car is soaked!
"Listen, if you’re going to break in to my car -- please shut the door," Paige said.
The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship star says she didn't leave anything of value in her car -- so no big loss. But, it sucks when someone breaks into your car -- you feel violated.
The good news for Paige ... karma caught up with her while picking up coffee later that day -- when someone picked up her check in a random act of kindness.
Paige says she was so moved, she paid it forward to the next guest in line ... and says she hopes the good people out there continue to cancel out the bad ones.
"Platinum" Mike Perry's mother told 911 dispatchers she was "scared for (her) life" during an alleged violent incident involving the UFC fighter back in February ... in which his ex-wife claims he cracked her ribs.
Important to note -- 29-year-old Perry is denying the allegations ... saying he NEVER put his hands on her during their "short-term marriage."
Danielle Nickerson went public with the allegations to MMA Junkie on Tuesday ... claiming Perry assaulted and injured her during a Feb. 10, 2020 incident in Orlando, FL -- forcing her to seek safety at her mother-in-law's home.
Perry's mother, Sabra Young, then called 911 ... saying she was fearful he would lash out against them.
"My son is out in the driveway, and he’s violent right now, and I’m scared for my life, and I don’t know what he’s going to do," Young says in the call.
"He’s revving his engine right now. His wife is inside my house, and I’m afraid he’s going to hurt her."
When asked if Perry was involved in a fight with his ex, his mother responded, "yes, he has a temper."
Police arrived at the scene a short time later, but Perry was already gone ... so no arrests were made, according to the news report.
Nickerson says she later filed for a protective order against Perry back in March ... but the request was denied after she "omitted certain details from her request," according to MMA Junkie.
They officially became divorced in July, according to the news report.
Perry addressed Nickerson's allegations on Twitter Monday night ... saying, "I did not put hands on my ex at any point in our short term marriage."
"I realize that I have said some things in the past that do not put me and what I stand for in the best of light and for that I apologize."
"I’m hopeful my ex can move on and find peace as I have.”
She beats some ass. She shakes some ass. And, Hollywood is taking notice.
MMA rising star Valerie Loureda says her career has exploded over the past few months due to a combination of violence and sex appeal ... and she's loving every second of it.
Loureda blew up on social media back in August by obliterating Tara Graff at Bellator 243, which earned her a multi-fight contract with Bellator. She's now 3-0 as a pro, with 2 knockouts.
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Loureda celebrated her new contract with a twerk video that also went viral ... and her popularity has been skyrocketing ever since.
Now, Loureda says Hollywood has come calling -- with talent agents knocking down her door and TV producers offering up a reality show.
22-year-old Loureda says she's flattered by the interest -- and wants to get involved in entertainment at some point -- but for now, her focus is on fighting.
"Several talent agents have reached out to me to try to get me to enter entertainment, and film different things, and honestly I love all of that and that’s my goal at the end of my career," Valerie tells us.
"But, right now, I'm really focused on fighting and winning fights comes first. But, yeah for sure, that’s a dream for me."
The big question ... when is Valerie getting back in the cage?
Loureda says she's currently recovering from an eye injury -- but she's hoping to fight again in 2020. Bellator is still working on an opponent.
In the meantime, Valerie continues to be a hit on social media. Here's one reason why ...
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Buckley's insane takedown of Impa Kasanganay at UFC Fight Night 179 has exploded after being hailed by many as the greatest knockout in MMA history.
In fact, Kanye West used the KO footage as the backdrop for his new song, "NAH NAH NAH" ... which has already been viewed by millions of people.
When we spoke with Buckley, he was STOKED to get love from Yeezus -- suggesting they could collaborate on a project together down the line ... even though Joaquin doesn't rap!
"Hey, I can learn how [to rap] though! I can write it down real quick. I can come up with a couple of things!!"
As for President Trump, Joaquin says he got a call from UFC president Dana White after the KO telling him his good friend POTUS personally called him up to tell him how impressed he was with the epic finish.
And yeah, Joaquin says he's flattered by the compliment from the Commander In Chief.
"He's the world leader at the end of the day. If anything, that's good to have a person like that on your side."
And get this, 26-year-old Buckley is still NOT a full-time MMA fighter -- he has a job at Walgreen's ... though he admits he might have to cut back his hours to focus on fighting now!
"I'm still employed by Walgreens. I gotta talk to my boss right now because I was supposed to head back on Monday!"
Buckley says he loves the Walgreen's job, but his fighting career is exploding right now and he knows he'll have to commit full-time in order to compete at the highest level.
The good news ... Buckley says his boss and co-workers are 100% supportive.
"They're just happy for me. I told 'em where I come from, they know my background, they know my story -- and just to see where I'm at now, everybody's proud of me."
Buckley is 11-3 as a pro and is now scheduled to take on Jordan Wright at UFC 255 next month!
What a month for Buckley!
6:56 AM PT -- Ortega's manager, Tiki Ghosn, says the fighter will now donate the shaved-off hair to Locks of Love ... ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported Friday.
The man with the best locks in the UFC no longer has hair ... Brian Ortega shaved off his beautiful salad for his bout with the Korean Zombie this weekend -- and we're heartbroken.
We just spoke with the 29-year-old a couple days ago, ... and his luscious slicked-back ponytail was still intact.
But, Ortega clearly broke out the razor in the last day or two ... showing up to weigh-ins bald as a cue ball!!!
Of course, Ortega is still handsome as hell ... but man, that hair was something!!
Unclear if Brian needed to ditch the mane to make weight ... back in 2017, he said he came close to shaving it off for the scale at UFC 214.
As for his thoughts back then on going bald? "I still look pretty regardless, I feel ... I woulda pulled it off!"
He's not wrong ... but, man, pour one out for that hairdo. Gone too soon.
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"The stakes are huge," Gaethje tells TMZ Sports ... "This is life-changing for me. I go out there and get a dub?! This is life-changing."
And, for all of the critics who think he'll get smoked by the undefeated Dagestani, Justin offered up this message ...
"I am prepared and you can bet your bottom dollar I will not go out like no bitch!"
Justin and Khabib -- two friends who share the same manager, Ali Abdelaziz -- are scheduled to throw down for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 254 on Oct. 24 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Wanna hear Justin's fight plan?
"I'm gonna go out there and I'm gonna try and break his face, I promise you."
We asked Justin what he believes will be the biggest challenge in the fight -- and his response was interesting.
"Right now, this man is gonna be very hard to beat. With the passing of his father -- for people like us that is a driving motivating factor. He's going to be 100% motivated but I do believe ... that I can beat him."
Justin says he knows he has to punish Khabib early and often -- explaining, "If he takes 8 clean shots I truly believe that he will understand that he doesn't want to take this damage."
Justin says the UFC is flying his parents out for the fight -- and when he wins the belt, they'll be the first people he seeks out to celebrate with.
"When I win, I'm gonna go find them and give them a huge hug because we f*cking did it!"
We also asked Gaethje about Conor McGregor -- and if he still wants to fight the Irishman after all of the back and forth over the years.
"When I get this belt, the target will be on my back and I will have no need to call anybody out," Gaethje says.
"Honestly it wouldn't matter who I fought after Khabib. This will cement my legacy and that's the only thing I'm here for."
The UFC superstar (and reigning "BMF" titleholder) was waiting for POTUS at Miami International Airport on Thursday to personally greet Trump as he arrived for his NBC Town Hall event at the Perez Art Museum.
Masvidal was wearing a mask. Trump -- who recently tested positive for COVID-19 -- was not. But, Jorge didn't seem too concerned.
While at the airport, Trump told reporters, "Don't ever fight him!"
Trump and Masvidal have become close over the past few weeks -- with Jorge even campaigning for Donald at a recent "Fighters Against Socialism" rally.
Earlier this week, Trump tweeted at Masvidal, "Jorge, you’re really tough and really smart. My Great Honor to have your support!"
Masvidal -- whose father was born in Cuba -- responded, "My honor and duty to the country my father risked his life escaping to from the hands of communists. Said it before and I’ll say it again, you a bmf sir."
Earlier this week, Masvidal had a fast-food lunch with Donald Jr. -- and said they had a lot in common ... including "good hair."
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Will it be enough to defeat Biden? We'll see soon enough ...
Conor McGregor is back!!
The Irish superstar claims he IS fighting Dustin Poirier on January 23 ... and he says he wants the mega event to go down at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
The Notorious made the announcement on Twitter, writing ... "I accept, Jan 23rd is on!"
McGregor continued ... "My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style! Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans!"
FYI, the UFC has not confirmed the news.
Remember, last week Conor expressed interest in fighting the 31-year-old, #2 ranked UFC Lightweight ... but with 1 very important caveat.
The fight had to be in 2020 ... which presented a problem 'cause it's already mid-October and most of the UFC's cards are already set.
Our UFC sources told us Dana White was willing to make the fight ... but it'd have to go down in January -- and it seems that's exactly what's going to happen.
Conor and Dustin have history ... the 2 men fought at UFC 178 in 2014. McGregor knocked out Poirier in the 1st round.
But, Dustin isn't the only guy Conor wants to put his hands on ... 'cause The Notorious says after Poirier, "Then Manny [Pacquiao]"
Bottom line ... retirement over.
Conor McGregor just added a pretty sick toy to his collection -- A LAMBORGHINI YACHT!!!
It's called the Lamborghini 63 Yacht By Tecnomar -- which was only revealed to the public a few months ago.
The boat was designed by the people at Lamborghini -- in collaboration with the Italian Sea Group, a company that specializes in custom yachts.
But, let's get to the fun stuff -- it's 63 feet long, weighs 24 tons, has a top speed of 60 knots (roughly 70 mph) and has a 4,000 horsepower engine.
Starting price on this baby ... $3.9 MILLION.
Each boat can be customized and upgraded -- so it's possible Conor's yacht could cost a lot more.
The UFC star says it's the "Supercar of the Sea."
"I am honoured to secure the Number 12 edition of just 63 to be made," McGregor said.
"1963 being the year Lamborghini first began, and 12 being, well you know Twelve! Proper F*cking Twelve baby!"
Conor ordered his vessel with his family at the Italian Sea Group headquarters in Marina di Carrara, Italy.
His yacht is expected to be ready for action by next summer.
"Excited to see the finished result during next seasons yachting season," Conor said.
Of course, Conor has a ton of issues in his life right now -- from criminal allegations in Corsica to drama with the UFC.
But, none of it seemed to bother him while shopping for his new yacht.
Ex-WWE champion Alberto Del Rio has been charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of aggravated kidnapping stemming from a May incident with his ex-GF, officials announced.
Alberto -- real name Jose Rodriguez Chucuan -- was arrested in San Antonio, Texas in early May after his ex-GF told cops the pro wrestler went into a rage after accusing her of cheating on him.
If convicted, all 5 counts carry serious penalties. Felony aggravated assault carries a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison. The sexual assault charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. So, a conviction could put Del Rio away for a very long time.
The accuser -- who cops say only speaks Spanish -- claimed Del Rio smashed her cell phone, her laptop and attempted to burn her passport in an attack that started at around 10 PM on May 3 and lasted until around 2:30 PM on May 4.
The woman also claims Del Rio attacked her, causing multiple injuries and left her, "feeling woozy and dizzy from the hits to her head."
There's more ... the accuser also claims Del Rio choked her and at one point "shoved a sock into her mouth, to keep [her] quiet."
The woman says, "When the sock was in her mouth, she could not breathe."
During the incident, the woman claims Del Rio also sexually assaulted her with his penis and other body parts. The woman is adamant she did NOT consent to sexual activity with Del Rio.
The responding officer reported he saw "multiple bruises" on the accuser's face, arms, legs and neck.
43-year-old Del Rio is listed at 6'4", 240 pounds.
Del Rio was a WWE superstar from 2009 until 2016, winning the WWE championship, the 2011 Royal Rumble, and more. He's also an MMA fighter, who lost to Tito Ortiz in December 2019.
10:00 AM PT -- Poirier responded to McGregor -- "We'll get it worked out! Good man, We will use the donation to open a Boxing/MMA Academy on the side of town me and [Daniel Cormier] grew up were the tuition for the kids will be good grades."
The Irishman tweeted out to Poirier Thursday -- saying, "Hello Dustin! I accepted the @UFC offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020."
"I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation."
Our UFC sources tell us Conor was, in fact, offered the fight -- but it would be scheduled for January.
Obviously, Conor has made it clear he doesn't want to wait that long and he's trying to convince the UFC to fast-track it.
Look, the good news is there seems to be progress -- hopefully, everyone can come to an agreement soon.
McGregor also shaved off his trademark beard recently and has been training like a maniac.
Conor and Dustin have fought before -- they clashed at UFC 178 back in 2014 with McGregor getting the victory with a 1st-round knockout.
Poirier has long wanted a shot at redemption -- and now he could finally get that chance.
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MMA star Lance Palmer -- who famously won the PFL $1 Million tournament TWICE -- is upset the organization is not up and running yet and is now demanding they book him a fight or else he'll take legal action.
FYI, the Professional Fighters League has put all fights on hold due to the COVID pandemic -- and Palmer is really frustrated.
Palmer's issue ... the UFC and Bellator have returned to action and he thinks PFL should follow suit.
As of now, he's got nothing booked -- so he tapped his attorney, Harley Breite, so try and figure out a way to get him back in the cage.
Breite tells TMZ Sports they don't want to take legal action, but they will if they have to.
They'd much rather come to an amicable agreement -- whether it's booking a fight or releasing him from his contract so he can fight with another promotion.
If PFL refuses, Breite says a lawsuit is definitely a possibility.
"We're not going to sit back and wait for somebody to dictate the terms of when my client can do what he does for a living. He's a fighter! He must fight!"
Palmer hasn't seen action since Dec. 31, 2019 -- when he won the $1 million prize in a 5-round decision over Alex Gilpin in NYC.
We're told there are other fighters in the PFL who feel the same way -- they realize their window to make money as a pro MMA fighter is short and they need to get back to work already!
The UFC barely missed any time due to the pandemic -- and now, they're putting on fights every weekend in both Las Vegas and on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
We've reached out to PFL for comment -- so far, no word back.
Covington -- who's become close with Trump over the past few years -- was invited to the debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29 as a special guest of POTUS.
Now, after Trump and several people close to him have tested positive for coronavirus ... many people were wondering about Colby's health.
Covington responded over the weekend saying he's healthy -- and used the announcement to take a few shots at Trump's critics.
"For the people who constantly slander my name, but are all of a sudden concerned with my health and well being: I’m COVID free," Covington said.
"I’ve been tested 7 times in the past 3 weeks, including prior to and after meeting with the POTUS. I was also tested during fight week, as well as before and after the debate. ALL NEGATIVE."
"Speaking of ALL NEGATIVE," Colby said, "How about all the slime in Hollywood and woke sports wishing harm on a 74 year old grandfather!?! How tolerant! Unfortunately for them and fortunately for America, @realdonaldtrump is a fighter!!! "
"He KO’s the fake news media daily. He KO’d Slow Joe and Chris Wallace at the same time on Tuesday! Now it’s time for a casual weekend KO of COVID! Here’s to a speedy recovery and 4 MORE YEARS!!!"
As for Trump, he's expected to be released from Walter Reed on Monday.
MMA legend Tito Ortiz -- who's currently running for political office in Huntington Beach -- says he's convinced COVID-19 is part of a liberal conspiracy to take out older people.
The 45-year-old UFC Hall of Famer -- who's on the ballot for Huntington Beach City Council -- spelled out his theory during an interview with the "I Only Touch Greatness" podcast.
Still, here's what Tito said ...
"It's all a political scam," Tito explained ... "I just shake my head about it because there’s been a lot of people who’s lives have been taken away because of it."
Tito says he's convinced COVID was created by man and is being weaponized by the "the left."
"Once again, it's population control by the left," Tito says ... "They’re trying to take out all of the older people who are getting social security and so forth."
Tito insists it's just his opinion -- "I'm not stating as a fact."
He continues about the origins of COVID -- "It was made by a man, it's a man-made virus and people need to understand that facts behind those things."
Tito -- a staunch Trump supporter and wearing a Trump shirt during the interview -- says he hopes POTUS makes China pay for releasing the virus on the world.
Ortiz also said he believes COVID will "go away" after the election on Nov. 3rd.
Gotta wonder if Trump's diagnosis will change Tito's mind.
Tough break for Cody Garbrandt -- who's officially out of his flyweight championship fight at UFC 255 after suffering a freak injury to his arm.
"No Love" was initially scheduled to take on flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo in the main event on Nov. 21.
It was supposed to be Cody's first fight in the flyweight division. He had previously held the title in the bantamweight division.
"I tore my bicep on Monday," Garbrandt said on his Facebook page.
"The UFC decided to replace me but told me I’ll face the winner."
Figueiredo will now face #4 ranked flyweight fighter Alex Perez instead. Perez is on a 3-fight win streak, including a victory over Jussier Formiga at UFC 250 back in June.
Garbrandt added, "Time to heal and stay ready. Control what you can control in this life. I always count my blessings when negative things arise. #gratitude."
No word on when Garbrandt will be cleared to return to action -- but we're hoping for a speedy recovery.
Get well soon, champ.
Big day for UFC champ Jan Blachowicz ... who was invited to sit down with the Prime Minister of Poland after winning the light heavyweight title!!!
Check out the pics of Jan with Mateusz Morawiecki choppin' it up in Warsaw on Wednesday ... to celebrate Jan's big victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 253.
37-year-old Jan flew back to Poland right after the insane 2nd round knockout and he's been treated like a ROCKSTAR ever since ... with a hero's welcome at the airport and now an invite to hang with the PM.
"Thank you for the invitation from the Prime Minister," Jan said on social media.
"Both for me and the MMA community, it proves that our discipline is not only popular, but also noticeable by the most important people in Poland."
"It is an honor to be an ambassador of this amazing sport."
The two seemed to enjoy the hang out -- sipping coffee and eating snacks while talking about the fight.
Jan is on an impressive 4-fight win streak at the moment -- with victories over Reyes, Corey Anderson, Ronaldo Souza and Luke Rockhold.
Jan is hoping to fight Jon Jones next ... but so is everyone.
If you're keeping track ... seems UFC's biggest stars are more connected than ever with world leaders.