Conor McGregor First Public Appearance Since Fight Cancelation ... Parties In Dublin! 🍺

Fight off, party on!

Conor McGregor showed up in public for the first time since his big UFC 303 comeback fight was called off over an undisclosed injury -- and the UFC superstar looked no worse for wear.

35-year-old McGregor attended a movie premiere at his bar, The Black Forge Inn, in Dublin on Tuesday where they screened actor John Connors' new film, "The Black Guelph."

Conor McGregor Free My Guy Justin Timberlake!!! ... Shows Love After Arrest

Justin Timberlake's got a UFC superstar ready to fight for his freedom ... with Conor McGregor throwing his support behind the singer following his DWI arrest.

Notorious reacted to the "Selfish" crooner's legal troubles roughly 24 hours after the news broke on Tuesday ... and he's certainly not turning his back on Timberlake over the matter.

"Free JT," McGregor said on Wednesday ... sharing a pic of the musician's mug shot for good measure.

Conor McGregor Not In Rehab ... Chael Sonnen's Claim 'Incorrect'

Conor McGregor is NOT currently receiving treatment for substance abuse, despite Chael Sonnen suggesting otherwise ... 'cause a rep for the UFC superstar tells TMZ Sports he's not in rehab.

The American Gangster dropped the bombshell allegation on his "Good Guy/Bad Guy" show with Daniel Cormier on Monday ... calling BS on Conor's claim that an injury forced him to back out of his fight against Michael Chandler.

The two hosts were discussing how both Conor and Michael have a history of promoting alcohol products ... and while Chael didn't mention the former champ-champ's name directly, it's clear that's who he was talking about.

Michael Chandler Breaks Silence On McGregor Fight ... Don't Feel Sorry For Me!!!

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Michael Chandler just finished his last training sesh in preparation for this hugely anticipated UFC 303 main event vs. Conor McGregor ... when Iron Mike says the dreaded phone call came in -- fight's off.

38-year-old Chandler, who has largely been quiet since Dana White announced the news late last week, is opening up about the cancelation.

"Thinking about what has transpired over the last couple of days. Obviously, you guys saw it all. Got the rug pulled out from underneath me at the last possible moment," Chandler told fans while on a nature hike.

Power Slap Star Sheena Bathory I'm Loving My BBL ... Piss Off, Haters!!!

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Power slap star Sheena Bathory says she's gotten mixed reactions from some of her fans over her new BBL ... but she tells TMZ Sports she's happy with her new look -- despite what haters are saying online.

The 32-year-old got the butt work done in Florida on June 5 ... and when we spoke with her days after her big cosmetic surgery this week -- she said she's loving what she's seeing so far.

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Bathory told us, though, that while she's received support and well wishes from many of her fans ... some have criticized her -- saying she looked fine previously.

UFC's Tim Kennedy Florida Bank Sniper Didn't Put Hostages In Jeopardy ... He Saved Their Lives!!!

PRECISE PERFECT SHOT
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Ex-UFC star Tim Kennedy -- who's also a U.S. Army Special Forces sniper -- is praising the police sniper who took out a bank robber with a close-range kill shot between 2 hostages.

DRAMATIC HOSTAGE STANDOFF

Tim tells TMZ … law enforcement did incredible work here to preserve innocent lives and protect civilians, and anyone who thinks the sniper put the hostages at risk with such a daring shot has no clue what goes into a snipe like this.

Remember ... video shows the moment a Lee County Sheriff's Department sniper shoots through a computer monitor inside a bank, killing a robber who was using 2 hostages as human shields while communicating with a negotiator.

Conor McGregor Out Of UFC 303 ... Sustained Injury

Conor McGregor's UFC comeback has been put on hold -- the "Notorious" is OUT of his UFC 303 main event fight against Michael Chandler.

UFC honcho Dana White announced the devastating news late Thursday night -- just two weeks and a day before the scrap -- saying 35-year-old McGregor suffered an injury, and wouldn't be able to fight. The nature of the injury isn't known at this time.

38-year-old Chandler is also off the July 29th card ... as the UFC will now attempt to rebook the fight at a later date.

UFC's Dominick Reyes 'I Lost My Way' ... Opens Up On 4-Fight Skid

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"I lost my way. I began questioning everything."

That's Dominick Reyes speaking openly and candidly about his four-fight losing streak ... after starting his professional MMA career with 12 wins -- many dominant victories -- which were good enough to earn the UFC light heavyweight a crack at the title.

That opportunity came in late 2022 ... and many felt the LHW star won the fight and deserved to be crowned champ. The judges didn't see it that way ... and Dominick's first loss turned into an extended losing streak.

Conor McGregor Posts Training Vids ... Chandler Fight Still On?!?

Seems Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler is still very much on ... The Notorious just showed off a highlight package of his recent grueling training sessions -- indicating the massive UFC 303 tilt will go on as scheduled.

Of course, there had been some worry the June 29 main event might get scrapped ... after a press conference set for Monday in Ireland was canceled at the last minute without much explanation.

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McGregor did issue a statement following the surprise call-off, expressing remorse for the situation -- however, his short apology lacked details ... causing many to wonder if his comeback attempt had been put on pause.

Power Slap Star Sheena Bathory Gets Brazilian Butt Lift ... Thrilled With New Ass-et!!!

Power Slap star Sheena Bathory's bod is officially summer ready -- she just underwent Brazilian Butt Lift surgery ... and she said she's thrilled with the results!

The 32-year-old former bodybuilder -- who's also a mixed martial artist -- got the cosmetic procedure done on Wednesday in Florida ... transferring fat from her triceps and waist to her glutes in order to give them more volume.

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Shortly after the procedure, she said she was in a bit of pain ... but on Thursday, she shared with her 200,000-plus followers on Instagram that she's loving what she's seeing post-op so far.

Drake Drops $1 Million On Mavs, Oilers ... Win It All, Win Me Money!!!

Drake might've lost the Kendrick Lamar beef, but the 6 God is looking to get back in the win column with his latest bets ... putting a combined $1 MILLION on the Dallas Mavericks and Edmonton Oilers to win it all this season!!

The musician took to Instagram early Thursday morning to show off his jaw-dropping receipts -- he unloaded 500k to win $1.375 million if Luka Dončić and Co. handle the Boston Celtics ... and another 500 stacks to earn $1.025 milli if the Oilers defeat the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final.

Drizzy explained his reasoning behind the bets ... saying, "Dallas cause I'm a Texan, Oilers are self explanatory."

UFC's Vicente Luque I've Always Wanted To Fight Nick Diaz ... Modeled My Style After MMA Legend

AN AMAZING FIGHT
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Vicente Luque knows his summer fight with Nick Diaz will be a war -- and he says he's ready to flatline the Stockton-born MMA star -- but he's also savoring the moment ... as the 32-year-old welterweight says the 40-year-old actually inspired his fighting style!

Luque and Diaz are set to square off in the Octagon on August 3 in Abu Dhabi at UFC on ABC 7 -- Nick's first fight since he lost to Robbie Lawler in 2021 -- and Vicente says this will certainly be a career highlight.

"It's definitely a bucket list," Luque told TMZ Sports.

Dustin Poirier I Busted My Nose, Rib At UFC 302 ... 'FIGHT LIFE!!!'

Dustin Poirier is on a long road to recovery after going toe-to-toe with Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 over the weekend ... revealing the extensive list of injuries he sustained during the fight.

"The Diamond" -- who lost to the champ via fifth-round submission on Saturday -- took to X on Wednesday to disclose the damage he's dealing with in the days following the bout ... and it sounds painful as hell.

"Nose is broken bad, rib is broken and my ACL is partially torn," Poirier said minutes ago ... while adding it's all part of "FIGHT LIFE."

UFC Champ Alexa Grasso Would Love To Fight Shevchenko At The Sphere For Mexican Independence Day Weekend!

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"The Ultimate Fighter" coaches Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko will fight at the culmination of the hit show -- and the flyweight champ has a venue in mind -- The Sphere!

TMZ Sports talked to 30-year-old Grasso -- who will debut as coach opposite rival Shevchenko on TUF 32 on Tuesday night -- where we asked the 125-pound title holder about the show and eventual trilogy fight with Valentina.

It's no secret the two female stars are fighting ... but the question is when and where.

Conor McGregor Sorry For Nixed UFC 303 Presser ... 'Series of Obstacles'

Conor McGregor is opening up on the scrapped UFC 303 press conference that was scheduled for Monday ... and while he didn't explain exactly why it was canceled, he did say it was the result of a number of problems.

Notorious and Michael Chandler were slated to talk some trash in Dublin to promote the June 29 event ... but just hours before it was all supposed to go down, the organization confirmed it was a no-go until further notice -- without providing any more information.

Now, Conor is shedding a bit of light on the situation ... saying, "In consultation with the UFC, today's press conference was canceled due to a series of obstacles outside of our control."

UFC 302 KNOCKOUT IN THE STANDS!!!

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT

The main event at Saturday's UFC 302 was not fought in the Octagon ... it went down in the stands as two fans got into a vicious brawl, with one guy beating the snot out of the other!

Check out this video ... it opens with the two men arguing in the nosebleed section at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center. What sparked the confrontation is anyone's guess, but the man with his hair in a bun ("Bun Man") keeps calling the other guy a "white boy" and begging him -- "Slap me!" For the record ... both guys are white.

Anyway, "Bun Man" starts screaming, "C'mon!," while smacking himself in the face.

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