Michael Jackson‘s rolling over in his grave, just to get stabbed in the back by HBO — the producers of the controversial documentary, “Leaving Neverland” — that’s his estate’s take, anyway.
The estate’s made no secret of its feelings about the documentary featuring 2 of MJ’s alleged molestation victims — and Wednesday night it took a shot on Twitter, posting an old promo for a Michael concert that aired on HBO.
The 1992 concert — Michael’s first to air on TV — “gave HBO their highest rated special ever” … according to the estate, which added … “Now, to repay him they give a voice to admitted liars.”
‘Neverland’ is set to premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival, and will air on HBO after that.
It’s interesting the estate thinks a network — which, no doubt, paid Jackson to air his concert — is somehow beholden to him more than 25 years later.
UFC champ Henry Cejudo says T.J. Dillashaw is OUT OF HIS MIND if he thinks he’s gonna be the first “Champ Champ Champ” … saying he ain’t even gonna make it out of January with two belts.
Of course, Cejudo and Dillashaw are set to do battle on Jan. 19th for Cejudo’s UFC flyweight title — and when we told Henry about T.J.’s plans to win 3 belts in 3 weight classes this year, Henry ripped the guy.
“I think T.J. Dillashaw is dehydrated … he ain’t thinking straight,” Cejudo tells TMZ Sports.
“I’m gonna behead that snake.”
Cejudo ain’t no punk — he dethroned Demetrious Johnson back in August at UFC 227 … ending Mighty Mouse’s legendary streak of 11 straight UFC title defenses.
In fact, Henry says once he gets through Dillashaw, he wants a rematch with DJ — which would be complicated since Johnson was just shipped from the UFC to the ONE Championship promotion in the first MMA trade in UFC history.
By the way, we also asked Cejudo for an update on the Olympic gold medal he lost in a fire back in 2017 — and it sounds like he’s on track to get an official replacement soon.
Remember, before he was a UFC champ, Cejudo won gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Alexander Gustafsson says he’s “ready for war” — telling TMZ Sports he guarantees victory over Jon Jones at UFC 232 on Saturday … “I will dominate every round.”
Alex has been cool, calm and confident despite all the drama surrounding the rematch — and explains he wasn’t surprised when Jones tested positive for PEDs again.
“This guy gets confidence by putting sh*t in his body,” Alex says … “He’s always been like that, I’m not surprised.”
For his part, Jones denies using steroids for the Gustafsson rematch — and says he only tested positive for an extremely tiny amount of oral Turinabol which was still in his system from a previous incident.
As for Alex’s drug tests, the Swedish superstar assures us he’s no cheater — “We’re Vikings, we’re always clean.”
UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley is FIRED UP over the high school wrestling ref who made a black kid cut his dreadlocks before a match … and he’s calling for NJ officials to FIRE HIS ASS.
Before dominating the UFC, Tyron was an All-American wrestler at the Univ. of Missouri … and before that, he was a FORCE in the high school wrestling community.
Tyron tells TMZ Sports … the ref, Alan Maloney, should have been fired years ago when he reportedly made a racist comment to an African-American man back in 2016.
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A referee wouldn’t allow Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a win. pic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI
Woodley’s bigger issue is he’s sick of people with a history of racist behavior being allowed to have positions of authority. And, that includes police officers.
As for the recent incident with high school wrestler Andrew Johnson, Tyron thinks the way the high school wrestling community handles hair maintenance … specifically with black athletes … is ridiculous.
Bottom line, Tyron is proud of Johnson for blocking out the B.S. and winning his match — but enough is enough.