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UFC’s Anthony Smith I’m In Talks to Fight Jon Jones … ‘I’m Your Guy’

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Jon Jones is one step closer to his next fight … because Anthony Smith tells TMZ Sports his manager is already talking with the UFC to get a deal done. 

30-year-old Smith has clawed his way to becoming the #3 ranked light heavyweight after taking out Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua and Volkan Oezdemir in his last 3 fights. 

After Jones beat up Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Saturday, he and Smith talked trash to each other during the post-fight show on FS1. 

Now, Smith says he ain’t just blowing smoke — he wants smoke — and his manager, Jim Walter, is already speaking with the UFC honchos to hammer out a deal. 

No word on when the fight would go down but Smith says he’ll brawl with Jones “any time, any place anywhere … I’ll fight Jon this weekend if he wants to.”

Smith says he respects Jones as a fighter but wasn’t super impressed with his 3rd-round victory over Gustafsson — saying, “I’ve seen him look better.”

Of course, there are other fighters angling for a shot at JJ — including #6 ranked contender Corey Anderson … but Smith says no one wants to see that fight because Jones will beat his ass. 

We asked Smith if he had a message for Jones — “I’m ready. I’m ready and you know it. And I know it. I’m the only one that’s gonna push you.”

Stay tuned … 

Floyd Mayweather Flaunts Winnings From Japan Fight … Stacks Of Yen!!!

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Floyd Mayweather beat the hell outta Tenshin Nasukawa this week … and he’s already flaunting his earnings from the fight — showing off stacks of Yen in his Rolls-Royce!!!

Floyd annihilated Tenshin in an exhibition boxing match in Japan on Monday — with the scrap lasting just two minutes … and Mayweather says he pocketed $ 9 MILLION from the bout.

So, yeah … that’s around a cool $ 68,000 per second!!!!!!!!

Didn’t take long for TBE to show off the winnings … ’cause in vids he posted Tuesday — he bragged about his dope cars and then flashed the Yen he pocketed from the fight.

“Y’all guys tell me, should I take this truck out today? My G-Wagen? My Tonka toy? Or should I take my Rolls-Royce truck out today. Now, y’all gotta decide. Let me know.”

The bills were 10,000 banknotes … and Floyd had AT LEAST 14 stacks laid out on his driver’s seat and center console.

Some have called the whole fight a farce … dude was way bigger than the Rizin superstar — and many have wondered if it was all fixed from the beginning.

But … doesn’t seem Floyd cares — ‘CAUSE DUDE GOT PAID!!!

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Baby Mama Home Ransacked After Huge Fight She Alleges Ron Broke In

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been named a “person of interest” in an alleged burglary at the home of his baby mama, Jen Harley, hours after the couple broke up following a nasty fight at a Vegas club … TMZ has confirmed. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Ronnie and Jen got into a huge fight a little after midnight during a NYE party. We’re told Jen set off the fight when she spilled a drink on Ronnie’s shoes, and Ron eventually stormed off.

We’re told when Jen got home later that night, she found her home ransacked … someone smashed a flat-screen TV, a vase, pictures and glass frames. Jen told cops she believes Ronnie broke in and started wreaking havoc, because whoever did it let themselves in. Ronnie and Jen do not live together. 

Law enforcement sources say Ronnie is not a suspect, because there are no witnesses or video evidence he committed the alleged burglary, but we’re told cops would like to speak with the “Jersey Shore” star. 

As for the night’s timeline … we’re told Ronnie and Jen started fighting at 2:15 AM, police arrived at Jen’s home at 3:32 AM, but Ronnie was not there. 

Ronnie and Jen put their seemingly endless amounts of drama aside for some cute Christmas photos with their 8-month old daughter, but their relationship didn’t make it to the New Year. 

Montae Nicholson Frantic 911 Calls … ‘Huge Fight!!’

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Montae Nicholson‘s violent street fight got so out of hand that several people called 911 and frantically described a “huge fight” scene … according to audio obtained by TMZ Sports.

The Washington Redskins defensive back pummeled a man in the middle of a Virginia street around 2 AM … and the video we obtained shows the brutal knockout punch.

Seems the brawl went on for some time and created quite the scene … ’cause several witnesses frantically called 911 for help, describing a wild fight.

“I don’t want to interfere in the interaction whatsoever, all I’m saying is I’m in the car and there’s a male unconscious on the ground,” one witness says.

Another adds, “I need you to come immediately … we need an ambulance and a fire rescue here immediately!”

Another witness tells dispatch, “There’s a fight going on out here … there’s a fistfight that’s been going on now!”

23-year-old Nicholson — 6’2″, 215 lbs — was arrested and booked for assault and battery, and drunk in public.

The Redskins announced just days later they placed Montae on the Reserve/NFI list.

Nicholson played in 14 games for the ‘Skins this year, starting 7 of them.

‘Vanderpump Rules’ Brittany Calims Woman Attacked, Put Gum in Her Hair After Fight on Flight

Vanderpump Rules” star Brittany Cartwright was allegedly attacked after a confrontation with a woman on a flight … and got a wad of gum put in her hair.

Cartwright claims she was using the first class bathroom on a Delta flight to Miami Sunday when a woman shook the handle several times. Cartwright says once she got out of the restroom she showed the woman where the sign said occupied as she was using it. 

Brittany says once they landed, the woman waited for her to get off the plane and then pushed and grabbed her hair. Cartwright says it wasn’t until she got home that the woman had put gum in her hair.

As for the woman … Cartwright says she has the woman’s flight information and plans on pressing charges. 

She says she had to cut the gum out of her hair.

Khabib’s Manager Floyd’s Texting Constantly ‘Begging For The Fight’

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Khabib‘s manager tells TMZ Sports Floyd Mayweather has been texting him CONSTANTLY … saying the boxing legend has been “begging” for a fight with Nurmagomedov!!!

“Me and him have been texting each other for the last month,” Ali Abdelaziz says … “He’s very much begging for the fight.”

Of course, the potential tilt has been talked about for months — ever since Khabib and Ali called out the boxer after beating Conor McGregor back in October.

But … seems Floyd is getting deadly serious about putting pen to paper on a contract for the scrap — ’cause Ali says he’s been blowing up his phone.

“If he say he did not, I’m going to put everything online. Don’t lie, Floyd! Do not lie, Floyd!”

The holdup on Ali’s end?? The money … ’cause Abdelaziz tells us, “At the end of the day, if he want it, the fight is here. I like this fight. But, he has to come a little bit better. He knows what I’m talking about.”

As for if the fight does ultimately happen … Ali tells us Floyd shouldn’t think Khabib is a layup … saying, “I think Khabib will beat his ass!!!”

Bob Arum Rips Mayweather’s Tokyo Fight … ‘It’s A Joke!’

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Floyd Mayweather‘s fight with Tenshin Nasukawa is a complete joke and is nothing but a money grab … so says Bob Arum, who RIPPED Floyd for even taking the fight.

“It is a non-event. It is not a sporting event,” Bob tells TMZ Sports.

Arum was out at Craig’s this week when he made sure to stop for our photog, to crap all over Mayweather’s highly-anticipated New Year’s Eve exhibition in Japan.

“That’s pretty much a joke, isn’t it? I think so. I think so. Because, it’s not a real fight … the people who are watching that nonsense are pretty well jerks.”

In fact … Bob tells us he thinks the ONLY reason the tilt is going down is ’cause Mayweather straight-up NEEDS the cash!!

“He needs money for Christmas and the New Year, and this is a good way for him to make some money. God knows Floyd always needs money!”

We also asked Bob about the Oscar De La HoyaDana White feud … and he tells us why it’s “stupid” — and, then says, even at 87 years old he could kick the crap outta Dana!!!

Roy Jones Jr. My New Deal with UFC Could Make the Silva Fight a Reality

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Roy Jones Jr. says a new deal he inked with UFC to stream his boxing events won’t just benefit his own sport — it’ll elevate UFC as well … and it might make a potential fight between himself and Anderson Silva that much more likely to happen. 

We got the 6-time boxing champ at LAX Friday on the heels of a joint announcement Roy and Dana White rolled out just hours earlier — UFC Fight Pass will stream up to 72 pro boxing events put on by Roy Jones Jr.’s Boxing Promotions company … for 3 years!

Roy certainly seems jazzed about the news, telling us it’s a partnership that he and his pal, Dana, have been circling for a while … but only took about a month or so to hammer out on paper once everything was in place. He says it’s a win-win for both sports.

Now for the juicy part … we ask if he still thinks he’ll get in the ring one last time to fight Spider himself, as he’d previously expressed interest in doing this past January. 

Check out his response … sounds like he’s still waiting on DW to sign off, but ya gotta think this new contract can only help the cause. 

#RJJvSilva

Jon Jones Wants Conor vs. Khabib Rematch … ‘That was a Great Fight’

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Jon Jones wants to see Conor McGregor get another crack at Khabib — telling TMZ Sports he LOVED the first fight … and really hopes Dana White locks ’em both in for a rematch. 

“I would love to see that again,” Jones said after the UFC 232 press conference … “That was a great fight.”

Of course, Khabib dominated Conor during the Oct. 6 bout at UFC 229 … ultimately submitting the Irishman in the 4th round. 

But, Jones believes one fight shouldn’t define an athlete — and he’s confident McGregor still has the skills to compete with the best in the world. 

“Wins and losses happen when you’re fighting at the level that guys like Conor and I are fighting at … it happens and it’s a big part of the game but its not a race.”

“As a martial artist, one fight never defines an athlete. It’s a journey. It’s about how you finish the race.”

Despite his excitement, Jon says he thinks Conor should probably fight someone else before rushing back after Khabib … but ultimately, they’re on a collision course.

Donald Trump Beefing with DirecTV … Over UFC Fight

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Even the President of the United States has issues with his cable provider … 

Donald Trump has a bone to pick with DirecTV — after he ordered a UFC fight back in July … but didn’t get to see how it ended. 

According to Dana White, Trump REALLY wanted to see UFC 226 — Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic — and ponied up the $ 65 to order the pay-per-view on DirecTV.

But, Dana says some “Presidential stuff” went down during the July 7 event, and Trump had to step away from his TV. 

A few days later, when Trump finally got some free time to finish the fight — White says the fight was already gone from his DVR … and he couldn’t watch the end on demand. 

“So, he said, ‘If I paid for the fight, shouldn’t I get to watch the rest of the fight whenever I’m ready to watch it again?'”

Dana says he sees Trump’s point and thinks POTUS is probably right … but it’s a beef the President needs to settle with DirecTV. 

Of course, Dana and Trump are longtime friends — with Dana even giving a speech for Donald at the Republican National Convention back in 2016. 

Trump is a huge fight fan and recently called White after UFC 231 to rave about the Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega fight.