Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff -- the most powerful couple in MMA -- tell TMZ Sports they're LOVING being new parents ... and they're already down to expand their family again! As you may know, Nina -- the #5 ranked UFC strawweight -- gave birth back to the couple's daughter back in September. Amanda -- widely considered the greatest female MMA fighter of all time -- says motherhood has been "amazing" so far ... "It's an experience that makes me very happy." In fact, Amanda says it's been easier to parent their daughter than the 3 dogs they own! "My 3 dogs worse than having a baby," Amanda said ... "She's a very good baby. She's really a good baby so that helps a lot." But, the burning question ... when both of your parents are MMA stars, is the kid destined for a career in the octagon? Nina admits she REALLY hopes their kids find another sport! "I want her to play soccer or study or … [Read more...] about UFC’s Amanda Nunes & Nina Ansaroff Want 2 More Kids, Hoping They Don’t Become Fighters!
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KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV will NOT be stripped of his lightweight title, as Dana White said there is 'still a chance' he comes out of retirement. The lightweight champion retired in October, but White has since tried to talk the superstar back for one final fight. Nurmagomedov, 32, is in Las Vegas for UFC 259 to corner team-mate Islam Makhachev, 29, and will meet with the promoter once more. White plans for several of his lightweight contenders to fight each other, and hopes then unbeaten Khabib will make a definitive decision. He said: "We're going to have dinner on Saturday or Sunday and just talk and see. "I think a lot of these fights have to play out in that division. From [number nine] all the way up to number one, they're incredible fights. "You can mix or match them any way you want and they're really good fights. "Let some of these play out to see who will fight next for the title. I think if Khabib is interested, he'll take the fight. "You don't see Khabib … [Read more...] about Khabib will NOT be stripped of UFC title – as Dana White says ‘there’s still a chance’ he comes out of retirement
KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV'S shock retirement was an 'emotional decision', revealed his trainer who said 'time will tell' over a return. The lightweight king moved to 29-0 at UFC 254 on Fight Island, after he submitted Justin Gaethje in round two. But afterwards Nurmagomedov - fighting for the first time since the loss of his influential father - announced he would be hanging up the gloves. The shock reveal came as a surprise even to his head coach Javier Mendez , who had no idea about the 32-year-old's decision. But Mendez knows Nurmagomedov was overwhelmed with emotions after the win, leaving his fighting career up in the air. He told SunSport: "Look at his emotions, he was in tears, he was all over the place. "I had no idea, he never said anything to me, so I was just like everyone else. But hey, you know what, I understood the father burden was too much. "You saw how much he let out, and I went up to him and told him, 'I love you, cry and just let it out'. … [Read more...] about Khabib’s trainer hints at UFC return with retirement an ’emotional decision’ and says ‘time will tell’ over comeback
FLOYD 'MONEY' MAYWEATHER isn't short of means with which to treat himself. So for his birthday, it really is the thought that counts. And when he recently turned 44 last month , YouTubers the 'Wooter Boys' treated Floyd to a super rare Topps chrome card featuring NBA legends Kobe Bryant AND LeBron James . The amazing collector's item featuring two of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA is thought to be worth around $15,000 (£10,800). After giving the card to Mayweather , one of the gifters urged him to look after it, saying it could be worth $100,000 within ten years. To which Floyd replied: "Can I let LeBron sign it?" Mayweather is a fan of the NBA, was regularly seen courtside at games and has previously outlined his intention to own a franchise one day. And when he was snubbed by the Associated Press for their Male Athlete of the Decade award in favour of the LA Lakers star, he admitted that he 'loves' LeBron... despite being annoyed at not … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather given £11,000 Topps Chrome card of two other ‘GOATs’ Kobe Bryant and LeBron James for 44th birthday
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com UFC star Aljamain Sterling is finally getting his title shot this weekend -- and he's predicting a 2nd round victory over the champ, Petr Yan . But, it's bigger than just a belt for Sterling who tells TMZ Sports becoming the first Jamaican champion could be huge for the island nation. 31-year-old Sterling was born and raised in New York -- but both of his parents are from Jamaica and he feels a strong sense of American and Jamaican pride. But, the fact is ... no UFC fighter of Jamaican descent has ever held a UFC belt and Sterling says he's looking to make history when he steps into the octagon against bantamweight champ Petr Yan on March 6 at UFC 259. "I think he's the real deal," Sterling says ... "He's a tough guy, he did what he had to do with all the guys that they put in front of him so I gotta pay him respect for that but at the end of the day, this is my time! This my time to put on a show." … [Read more...] about UFC’s Aljamain Sterling Says He’ll Smash Petr Yan In 2 Rounds, Jamaican Pride!