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NFL’s Cayleb Jones Cuts Deal In Dom. Violence Case … Still Faces Jail Time

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Ex-Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones just cut a deal in court in his domestic violence case — but he’s still facing serious jail time … TMZ Sports has learned.

The 25-year-old was facing 3 pretty serious charges — including felony theft by temporary control — after he allegedly beat the crap out of his girlfriend at a Minnesota hotel back in August.

Officials say the 6’3″, 209 pound WR roughed up his GF and when she tried to escape in an elevator to call 911 … Jones intercepted her, stole her phone and fled before cops arrived.

Cayleb was in court Tuesday to face the charges … but we’re told he cut a deal — and instead, only pled guilty to interference with an emergency call — a gross misdemeanor.

In exchange, we’re told his two other charges will be dismissed.

Cayleb — who’s already served 5 days of jail time — still faces up to a year in jail and a $ 3,000 fine when he returns to court for his sentencing hearing in April. It’s unlikely he’ll be ordered to serve more jail time unless the judge really wants to throw the book at him. 

It’s been a rough year for the WR — as we previously reported, Cayleb tried to restrain his brother, Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones, after he allegedly tried to jump from a 30th story window in an L.A. building last spring.

Cayleb — who’s yet to play in an NFL game — was cut by the Vikings in September … and remains a free agent.

Chris Weidman Calls Out Jon Jones … I’ll Take His Belt!!!

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Chris Weidman has his sights set on Jon Jones for his next fight … telling TMZ Sports he’s, “Always imagined going up and taking his belt.”

Of course, Weidman’s dealing with a neck injury … and says surgery might be an option — but once he’s cleared — he’s gunnin’ for Jones.

“He’s been on my radar since I was a champion and he was champion at 205. I always imagined going up and taking his belt.”

Weidman even threw some shade Jon’s way … saying the guy can’t be considered the G.O.A.T. ’cause of his positive PED tests!!!

Jon’s next fight is Anthony Smith at UFC 235 — but he is lookin’ for a ’bout after that … and Chris says even if he needs surgery — he’ll DEFINITELY be ready to fight sometime in 2019.

So … could the fight go down?? Stay tuned.

Dana White Amanda Nunes Is She-G.O.A.T. … Better Than Jon Jones?

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Dana White says it’s obvious to him … Amanda Nunes is the greatest female fighter EVER. 

But, when you add men to the mix — is she better than Jon Jones

White broke it down for us … saying Nunes has not only beaten the best of the best, but destroyed Cris Cyborg — “the most feared fighter out there” — and made it look easy. 

Don’t forget, she also dominated Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko (twice) and Miesha Tate

Dana says Jon’s got a pretty solid case too … beating the hell out of stars like Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson, Alexander Gustafsson (twice), Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader

Oh, and Dana says he’s SUPER impressed by the fact JJ beat Daniel Cormier on two separate occasions because DC is an “unbelievable” fighter too! 

So, who really is the G.O.A.T.? 

The best part of the conversation is the fact that BOTH fighters are still active and in their prime — so, it’s a long way until we’ll find out. 

Redskins Owner Dan Snyder $100 MILLION Yacht with IMAX Theater Like That, Jerry Jones?!

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Today in rich people doing rich things … Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder just bought a massive, $ 100 MILLION superyacht … and it’s got a freakin’ IMAX THEATER!!!!

Fresh off news of Jerry Jones‘ $ 250 million, 357-foot superyacht purchase … Snyder has officially entered the boat wars with his 305-foot yacht called “Lady S.”

Jones’ yacht has 2 helipads and a gym … so Snyder had to one-up the Cowboys owner with a floating IMAX theater, which is reportedly the first EVER created … and it reportedly cost $ 3 mil to install.

Snyder’s new floating toy also has a helipad (just one) … as well as 8K HD TVs and four VIP suites, according to The Guardian.

Snyder also owns a smaller, but still really dope yacht as well … so, the more the merrier?

How will Jerry respond in this NFC East rivalry, water edition?? We’re sure he’ll come up with something.

Julio Jones Nick Saban to NFL? … ‘Hell Nah’

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Think Nick Saban would leave his college football dynasty to take another swing at success in the NFL??

Here’s Julio Jones to knock some damn sense into you … cause the ex-Bama superstar tells TMZ Sports there’s NO WAY his old coach should leave Tuscaloosa for the pros.

We spoke with the Falcons receiver about Bama losing to Clemson in the title game earlier this week … and he says there’s no need to jump ship over one loss.

“Dabo (Swinney) was just the better coach and they were the better team.”

Jones says Saban has built something special with the Crimson Tide … and says the dude should ride that wave for as long as he can.

We also asked Julio if he thought Clemson star Trevor Lawrence has what it takes to be an NFL star … and you’ll wanna hear his answer.

Julio Jones Falcons Don’t Want Antonio Brown … ‘We Good Over Here’

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How dope would a 1-2 punch of Julio Jones and Antonio Brown look in Atlanta?!?!

Not that dope … according to Julio himself — who tells TMZ Sports he and the Falcons actually don’t want to see that at all.

“Nah, man. We tight over here. We good over here.”

Of course, the pairing will be possible in what appears to be a matter of days … seeing as A.B.’s antics have pretty much ended his time in the Steel City.

But, don’t expect Julio to openly recruit the stud wideout to the Falcons once that happens … ’cause when we got Julio out in L.A. — he seemed to want no part of it.

Why?? Sure seems like Jones thinks the baggage Brown would bring to the locker room wouldn’t be worth his insane production on the field.

As for the guys currently on Julio’s team … Jet spoke with us about Steve Sarkisian‘s firing and what he expects to see from new OC Dirk Koetter.

Jerry Jones Buys $250 Million Superyacht

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How ’bout them Cowboys!?

Jerry Jones just bought himself one of the sickest yachts we’ve ever seen — 357 feet long with TWO helipads and a gym … and a reported price tag of $ 250 MILLION!!!!

The ship is called “Bravo Eugenia” — which the 76-year-old billionaire named after his wife, Gene Jones. It was built in the Netherlands and delivered to Jones on Dec. 20 … an early Christmas present.

The ship can hold 14 guests with 30 members … and has all the bells and whistles you’d expect. 

Fun features include a steam room, full gym, massage room, plunge pool, rain shower and a storage area for all of the cool water toys Jones decides to take out to sea. 

The interior is also top of the line — featuring light woods and lacquered surfaces. 

One of the designers, Pascale Reymond, issued a statement on his work … saying, “We worked very closely with the Owner to find the perfect artisans and craftsmen in creating bespoke artworks, fabrics and signature furniture pieces that reflect the Owner’s style and essence and combine to create a warm, inviting environment for all on board.”

Bon voyage! 

Jon Jones Set to Fight Anthony Smith … At UFC 235

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Well, that was quick!!!

TMZ Sports has learned Jon Jones is signed on to fight Anthony Smith at UFC 235 in March … as long as the Nevada State Athletic Commission gives him the green light. 

As we previously reported, several UFC fighters have been angling to get a crack at Jones after he returned from his suspension to beat up Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last month … including Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson and Smith. 

But now, we’ve confirmed … Jon’s next opponent will be 30-year-old Smith, who’s currently on a 3 fight win streak after beating Volkan Oezdemir, Shogun Rua and Rashad Evans. 

We spoke with Dana White, who tells us … “Later this month, Jon Jones will file an application for licensure with the NSAC in order to compete at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2nd.”

“Provided that license is granted, Jones will be defending his Light Heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in a 5 round main event at the T-Mobile Arena.”

Smith is currently the #3 ranked light heavyweight — and just last week told TMZ Sports he’s “ready” for Jones. He also told us he wasn’t impressed with Jones in the Gustafsson fight. 

Should be fun! 

Luke Rockhold Calls Out Jon Jones ‘I’m Coming, Princess’

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“Hold tight, I’m coming, Princess.”

Luke Rockhold wants a big piece of Jon Jones … and that’s his message to the UFC superstar.

TMZ Sports spoke with Luke — the former UFC middleweight champ who’s moving up to light heavyweight — and he ain’t switching divisions just ’cause cuttin’ weight sucks.

He wants to fight Jon Jones.

“I’m a different man at this weight, with the power behind me. I’m moving up to get after him. So, that’s what I’m here for.”

Luke’s just the latest to throw his hat into the super crowded “I wanna fight Jon Jones” ring. Earlier this week, Anthony Smith AND Corey Anderson also told us they want a crack at Jones.

But, Rockhold’s got the best resume of the 3 fighters … and a fight with him and Jones would be a big money maker … and it’s a match L.R. is totally confident he’ll win (he told us he’ll be champ in ’19).

Why? ‘Cause he wasn’t all that impressed with Jon’s performance against Alexander Gustafsson.

“I thought he looked beatable.”

So, who’s Jon gonna pick??? 

Stay tuned … 

Jon Jones Jesus Act Is a Crock Says UFC’s Corey Anderson

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Ya can’t praise Jesus on one hand while popping steroids and cocaine with the other … so says UFC fighter Corey Anderson, who says he’s sick of Jon Jones pretending to be a man of God. 

Anderson — a religious man himself — is the #6 ranked light heavyweight and angling for a title shot. He tells TMZ Sports it’s not just about the belt, he wants to teach a lesson.  

“He puts things, ‘Oh, God this and God that,’ but then goes out and does drugs. Ya popping steroids and ya failing your tests. You’re hitting pregnant women and running from the scene. Ya can’t sit there and mix God and still live that life.”

Long story short … Anderson thinks Jon is a phony who’s been putting on an act to win over the public for years — and says it’s offensive that he would tattoo a bible verse on his chest while living an ungodly life. 

“There’s a lot about him that’s just fake to me. The fact that he keep quoting these bible verses,” Anderson says … “I’m the type of person, I wake up in the morning and read my bible. I’m a God-fearing man.”

Anderson and Jones have been trading insults on social media — but Corey says he’s not just about that talk … he wants that action in a big way. 

“Hey Jon, if you watching, let’s go. All the smoke baby. You said, do I want the smoke? I want it all. Chain smoke. Cigar smoke. Weed smoke. Crack smoke. Whatever you smokin’, blow it in my face. Let’s get it.”

Anderson fought on the undercard at UFC 232 and beat Ilir Latifi before Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson in the main event. 

As we previously reported, Anthony Smith is also gunning for a shot at Jones and says he’s already negotiating with UFC. 

Ain’t stopping Corey from shooting his shot.