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The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

The work week is upon us, which means another installment of MiddleEasy's Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. For you, maybe -- but everyday is a work day over here.

So after UFC 163 many of you expect us to provide some answers to life's most puzzling questions. Well we do our best with what we have. Don't look at the SMRM as some sort of divinatory device. It's just a collection of rumors that we've heard over the week that may or may not be true. That's it.

Now, on to the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.

.According to Tommy Messano, the UFC edited Lyoto Machida's post-fight speech to remove a part about Lyoto asking about the UFC ruleset following the judging from last night's UFC 163.

.There's been talk of Scott Coker taking over Bjorn Rebney's role at Bellator. In April 2014 his contract with ZUFFA will be up, which means that technically he could transition over to Bellator. Another name I've heard mentioned to be the CEO of Bellator is Jerry Millen, former executive from Pride FC.

.There was a rumor going around that Rampage Jackson would be allowed to use TRT in his upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz. Apparently this is not the case.

.Bellator still seems to be planning a Roy Jones vs. Rampage Jackson matchup.

.Not really a rumor, but Jose Aldo did fracture his foot in his fight against The Korean Zombie and he will be out for up to two months.

That's it! Not much this week!

Last modified onSunday, 04 August 2013 20:44
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+14 # pterodactylb 2013-08-04 21:44
every bit as exciting as ufc 163.

p.s. new layout of ME is like UFC on FOX.
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+4 # NotTheNoob 2013-08-04 22:25
Who exactly "mentioned" (don't call me Gary) Jerry Millen?
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+14 # Fatty_Sam86 2013-08-04 22:26
TKZ vs Aldo II... make it happen, DW.
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+5 # toast 2013-08-04 23:09
So is Bjorn getting pushed out of Bellator?
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-6 # Bjornator 2013-08-04 23:14
No, just beefing up his game.
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-13 # Flub_Swanson 2013-08-04 23:16
Did Bjorn Rebney die? Scott couldn't even handle his own sh*t. Well, that's one way to become uncompetitive.
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+8 # H 2013-08-04 23:18
Bjork doesn't even run Bellator anyway
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0 # GUCCI 2013-08-04 23:43
i don't think they will remove bjorn as CEO but you never know
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-2 # MMAsshole 2013-08-04 23:59
Push Bjork out? He'll just sue their asses.
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0 # GunGoPewPew 2013-08-05 02:24
Dog head in bed is more of his style
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+3 # Muthafucka Jones 2013-08-05 00:15
In other news Obama is expected to announce his resignation.

Source: my ass
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+3 # jt33 2013-08-05 02:13
see ya bjorn...couldnt happen to a nicer guy.

after the tito/page fight fails to do big numbers i think all talk of page/jones will go away.

wheres the guy from the other article who doubted me when i said aldo broke his foot...get in here and upvote me fool.
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+5 # AuntieRazor 2013-08-05 09:39
Is it me, or does it sound douchey when people say "Page"(Rampage for short)? ...or is it just a MID/EASE thing?
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0 # jt33 2013-08-05 20:19
sorry sir i will make sure to run my post by you next time..wouldnt want you to disappove.
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+6 # DENV3RtheDESTROY3R 2013-08-05 10:25
Editing fighter interviews for content = super lame
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+1 # mmf 2013-08-05 11:37
bellator sucks
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+9 # layout sucks 2013-08-05 12:41
This new layout is an abortion to my eyes, I use to frequent this site everyday for years, now I maybe check it out once a week. It looks bad and you should feel bad.
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+2 # Muthafucka Jones 2013-08-05 21:26
Yeah, new layout is terrible imo but as you said I don't frequent Middle Easy like I used to, so no big deal I guess.

And not for nothing but the search function fucking SUCKS! Tried searching for a story no longer on the front/main page so I go by 'most recent' only to get stories from May and June.. the fuck??
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