The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

This Sunday Morning Rumor Mill was written at a time that was not Sunday morning. Of course that brings up the question: if a Sunday Morning Rumor Mill isn't written on a Sunday morning, then is it really a Sunday Morning Rumor Mill?

Of course it is, now stop asking me silly questions that are psychically transported into my head. The SMRM had a couple weeks layoff, which can solely be attributed to a lack of sustainable content. However we're back with a new edition, so enjoy and remember the SMRM reflects rumors that are heard within the MMA industry and they do not necessarily reflect fact.

.Bellator has been/will be grooming Joe Warren as a real star in the promotion, so it was a massive setback when he couldn't compete at Bellator 98.

.Apparently Bellator was offering lucrative contracts to guys they knew Joe Warren could beat in order for him to be the Bellator champion yet again. The matchmaking was designed for Warren to win the tournament as well.

.I've been told by someone working within ZUFFA that UFC's decision to expand into Asia and put an office directly in Singapore was in part attributed to ONE FC claiming they and UFC have a 'duopoly' in MMA, with UFC controlling the Western market and ONE FC controlling the East. The UFC believes they control all markets, and they want to illustrate that point going into 2014.

.The UFC has been discussing moving into Russia, via a headquarter in Poland. Yeah, I thought that didn't make sense either.

.Spike TV has a desire to get into the boxing industry through a reality show not unlike Mark Burnett's 2005 'The Contender.'

.Mirko Cro Cop has been pitching Joe Silva a return to the UFC with his first fight being against Mark Hunt that is dependent on if he can get five consecutive wins in MMA.

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+30 # Tong Po 2013-09-08 20:18
Hasn't history taught us to never invade Russia?
+18 # MediocreThreat 2013-09-08 20:20
Where's the rumor about Miesha and Ronda making out in the "behind the scenes" footage for TUF 18 complete season bluray?
+12 # DJJohnDouglas 2013-09-08 20:25
Mirko Cro Cop has been pitching Joe Silva a return to the UFC with his first fight being against Mark Hunt that is dependent on if he can get five consecutive wins in MMA.

Dude that's going to take 2 years. Mark Hunt is going to be retired by then.
+2 # MMAsshole 2013-09-08 22:03
that is perfect, Mirko and Mark Hunt will get a lucrative deal with bellator, and after their first fight, they immediately announce their retirement in their post fight interview
-1 # Nuked 2013-09-09 02:39
So true.
0 # decapitationstation 2013-09-09 10:25
he already has 1 win only 4 more has 1 lined up i think its possible in a year
+20 # Lefthea D. Kick 2013-09-08 20:26
Cro Cop would be murdered by Mark Hunt, nowadays.
+3 # Stgutfree 2013-09-08 20:34
I would guess that Poland would be easier to get work visa for UFC personal and still give them the ability to work in the region.
0 # Bobski 2013-09-09 18:54
Russian is also a common second language in Poland thanks to that whole Soviet Union thing that happened.
+3 # TDM 2013-09-08 20:47
"The UFC has been discussing moving into Russia, via a headquarter in Poland. Yeah, I thought that didn't make sense either."
It makes complete sense. Operating a business in Russia is a lot harder than Poland. Like Stgutfree said, it's also probably easier to get visas to Poland.
I really don't like their decision to move into the Russian market. M-1 has that thing cornered. They've got state assets behind them. They put on shows that the state-run media want shown on national sports channels. Zuffa's ability to put on a UFC show in Russia will depend entirely on the higher-ups in Russia allowing it. To allow it, I'm thinking they're gonna ask for something ridiculous. Something like when M-1 asked for co-promoting. Also, the UFC doesn't have nearly enough Russian talent. Bellator's got way more Russian fighters that would draw a crowd.
+16 # PeteDaMeat 2013-09-08 21:00
Id like to see an exhibition fight between Dana and Putin.
-10 # MMAsshole 2013-09-08 21:58
I'm calling it right now....


The Klansman kills Hank, Gomez, and likely Jesse in the shootout. They kidnap Walter and force him to cook or teach Meth Damon with the threat of killing his entire family if he doesn't go along. We see the struggles of that while the family is at home dealing with the aftermath of deaths of the DEA men and Walter missing and the whole story is pretty much public at this point.

Walter at some point escape after he becomes useless and faces execution, or even Meth Damon sympathizes enough because he respects Walter to help him get out of captivity. Walter gets away and manages to steal some of the cash the boys left around. He realizes his family is still in grave danger, goes to to the Diner, refuels, restock, and reloads to go back to go all Rambo on the boys back at the lab. He gets the Ricin to kill himself after he kills the threat to the family. The family is safe but living in Walts shame, Marie disowns her sister for being a part of Hanks death and never talks to her again (or Skylar is in prison for participation and Marie is the new mother to the kids). Family is ruined, both husbands/father dead. THE MONEY IS STILL BURIED IN THE DESERT


OR SAUL and Huell and that bum Bill Burr is rolling around in the Pile of cash in Mexico banging dirty mexican hookers
-7 # MMAsshole 2013-09-08 22:11
PS, this weeks SMRM BLOWS. should of skipped this week and waited for something better
-2 # GUCCI 2013-09-08 23:45
Walts gona end up cooking in cezh then come back to murder who ever wins the shoot out..prob hank
0 # tank 2013-09-08 23:17
Cro cop just doesn't know when to quit. As a huge cro cop fan it's quite disparaging.
0 # GUCCI 2013-09-08 23:44
dude what are you talking about? have you even watched any of hi recent fights? hes doing alot better then overeem.and imagine if Mirko Cro Cop started taking TRT.he would be back in top form quick
0 # Bruno Sammartino 2013-09-09 01:08
Cro Cop beat Barnett 3Xs, so maybe now he has more motivation. Also, maybe the guy thinks he can come back with the right TRT regimine. If every other old school fighter is doing it, why not Cro Cop???
-4 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-09-09 01:27
Because no amount of TRT is going to make his tiny brittle looking chin any stronger.
+4 # cutu2bad 2013-09-09 14:39
Ufc should hold an Old mans class bring back all the old school fighters i would rather see that than women ..
-5 # Ayatollah 2013-09-09 15:09
Mirko is too busy fighting cans in K-1.

الله أكبر
0 # GUCCI 2013-09-10 10:12
yeah your right Ismael Londt and Pavel Zhuravlev are cans , oh wait nvm your just fucking stupid and talk out of your ass i bet you never watched anything outside of UFC
0 # BreadCostume 2013-09-10 09:47
Mirko, please no. As a HUGE fan I don't want to go through watching you lose to guys you used to be able to murder in the UFC. The loss to Schaub almost made me turn my back on MMA altogether. On a side note Bellator must have signed a bunch of mid level wrestlers with no striking ability for Warren to beat.

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