The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Congratulations, you've lived to see another Sunday on this planet. Our reward to you at MiddleEasy is yet another Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. We're the only site that rewards you just for living. Consider yourself privileged to read these words because let's face it, the dead doesn't have the best reading comprehension.

Aside from Invicta FC, it was a pretty laid back weekend in the MMA world. Dana White announced Weidman vs. Silva II (something we already knew) and Cris Cyborg mauled another unfortunate victim in the form of Marloes Coenen (something we already knew, we love you Marloes). In this Sunday Morning Rumor Mill we can guarantee to shed some light on stuff you didn't already know, or at least we like to believe so. Check it out.

.Randy Couture wants to get back into acting so it appears Spike TV will make a scripted show based around a character Randy Couture plays. I can 100% assure you it will be a combat sports themed show drama/action series.

.Bellator appears to be expanding their operation. I'm not quite sure what that means, but that's what I was told.

.There's a rumor going around that at some point in 2014, Invicta FC will pull a reversal from what the UFC did and start including men in their promotion starting at bantamweight and featherweight.

.We've heard this throughout the years, but once again I was told some incredible stories in regards to how difficult it is to be employed under Bellator's Bjorn Rebney.

.This year we've heard a flurry of apologies from UFC fighters in regards to comments they've made about the organization. It probably goes without saying, but almost all of those apologies originate from PR people within FOX and the UFC dictating exactly what each fighter should say, word for word. In some cases, actually writing the apology for them.

.Announcer Jimmy Smith may be on his way out of Bellator. Forced out, actually.

.Sad news, but a major MMA outlet appears to be scaling back its coverage of the sport per a request from their parent company over the weekend.

.Michael Bisping visited the Wild Card's gym in Hollywood, CA to touch up on his stand-up for this upcoming fight against Mark Munoz. Apparently Bisping was going really hard in the ring and disrespecting his sparring partner, so a coach sent in a professional boxer to 'spar' with Bisping. Within minutes, this professional boxer knocked out Bisping as payback for disrespecting the Wild Card gym.

Last modified onSunday, 14 July 2013 22:47
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+42 # CoreySabien 2013-07-14 18:19
I hope the Jimmy Smith rumor isn't true, I enjoy his work.
+11 # spencifer 2013-07-15 00:14
Would love to see him replace Florian.
-2 # bryan 2013-07-16 19:54
I am 100 percent for that, Florian offers decent analysis, but a weak personality. Jimmy Smith just seems like a cool dude, and he knows what hes talking about.
+22 # Reader 2013-07-14 18:19
Rumor mill is made of rumors. so you SHOULD include names if you know them (major mma outlet appears). We ll take it with a grain of salt, but still let us know your ideas, sources, and details. if you have them
+6 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-14 18:32
What he said
+8 # Gonzo 2013-07-14 18:41
I agree with this, except sources.
+4 # Asshole 2013-07-14 19:37
"We've heard this throughout the years, but once again I was told some incredible stories in regards to how difficult it is to be employed under Bellator's Bjorn Rebney."

I'm not as concerned about the MMA Outlet being named as much as needing more details about this vague bullshit statement that is not even worth mentioning without more details. Names wouldn't even be required, but tiny details about what move Bellator pulled would be appropriate
-3 # Asshole 2013-07-14 19:41
kinda like the rumor right after that as an example how having just the minimal amount of details without throwing names around to fuck over your buddies.

what you typed was the equivalent to, "We know Dana White said things that was not 100 % true or accurate in the past, but someone told us he said something that turned out to actually not be true" The End

Fuck did gayzie come up with that story?
-3 # harvdawgg 2013-07-15 00:00
Who owns two companies? Not too up to date on all the smaller orgs. Maybe pride didn't die??
+2 # Systemrecords 2013-07-15 09:48
are you stupid or something? its a rumor u jackoff, u cant cite the source you f'ing goombah, do you understand the meaning of the word "rumor"? it means its not verified, its heard through the grapevine...the SMRM is the best, the way it foretold tj grant pulling out is epic.
+22 # eriikr 2013-07-14 18:21
looks like you guys were right about tj grant pulling out
+8 # Gonzo 2013-07-14 18:23
Randy NEEDS to play Panthro
-1 # nesbitt... 2013-07-15 01:12
panthro is black
+2 # tank 2013-07-15 02:26
And electro is white, so what?
+18 # W1ldcard 2013-07-14 18:28
I think I died last Saturday and now I'm a ghost haunting Middle Easy.
+22 # CapoRock8732 2013-07-14 18:30
Damn I always thought Jimmy Smith did a great job calling BellatorMMA action
-1 # bayzel22 2013-07-16 16:39
He did. Your ears are not failing you
-8 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-07-14 18:58
''This year we've heard a flurry of apologizes from UFC fighters in regards to comments they've made about the organization. It probably goes without saying, but almost all of those apologies originate from PR people within FOX and the UFC dictating exactly what each fighter should say, word for word. In some cases, actually writing the apology for them.''

This made me zone out for a few minutes. I think I have just come to a realization. I am only going to be watching this sport for another few years at the very most. I think my interest will deteriorate organically.
0 # Everyone 2013-07-14 19:44
GOOD! bye bye little boy 8============3 :eek:
-8 # Everyone 2013-07-14 19:44
thats you and Anderson's dick btw
+4 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-07-15 12:53
Quoting Everyone:
GOOD! bye bye little boy 8============3 :eek:

I love everyone on this site. Including you. :oops:
+5 # NoHomo 2013-07-15 13:28
what about me?
+2 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-07-15 14:32
Come on now... You've gotten some good laughs out of me. How can i not?
0 # SST 2013-07-15 08:00
LOL! Still upset over Anderson getting KOed. Get over it.
0 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-15 12:40
At least you still have your avatar Sambro.
+20 # Apjapki 2013-07-14 19:09
I don't believe the Invicta rumour for a second. Invicta only has all our attention and goodwill because it supports the best female fighters outside 135lbs. There is a such a demand for this that fighters beg them to get on board and you have an 8-fight main card. If you said that men were going to take those hard won slots out of the women's hands, goodwill and interest in Invicta would evaporate. It would only make sense if they knew UFC were about to start further women's divisions and force them out of the market.
0 # Nuked 2013-07-15 03:30
What if Invicta becomes that feeder league many people have wanted??
+2 # HondaHousey 2013-07-14 19:36
Kinda glad I gave this another look. Now, to twitter where I'll be taunting him all night.
+35 # ME 2013-07-14 19:49
I hope that bisping one is true.
+9 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-14 22:49
I do too. I was actually really mad after that Belcher fight. Bisping walked around making stupid faces and being a cock while Belcher had blood pouring out of his eye. You should at the very least show a little respect and concern if you possibly ruined someone's carer/life. Glad Belcher was okay, no one deserves that shit.
0 # bryan 2013-07-16 20:01
Yeah, but I was disappointed in Belchar too for acting scared of Bispings "power". He is an amazing talent, but just got caught up in Bispings game. I think he underestimated how much the mind games would effect him, and felt too much pressure to knock him out to perform at his best.
+15 # RyannVonDoom 2013-07-14 19:54
Rumor squashed. Shannon clearly stated Pro-women only in Invicta.
+18 # Asshole 2013-07-14 20:04
Bisping Wild Card Gym KO GIF or it didnt happen
+48 # PeteDaMeat 2013-07-14 20:40
Every time Bisping gets knocked out an angel gets its wings.
+2 # Systemrecords 2013-07-15 09:42
I hope the bisping rumor is true, and if so, then I would love to know exactly who this pro boxer was so I can personally thank him
+1 # SeaBuddha 2013-07-16 15:41
Anyone hear the Bisping story being discussed on the Jason Ellis show today?
0 # bayzel22 2013-07-16 16:32
Why on God's green earth would they fire Jimmy Smith? If they do, I hope the UFC/FOX realize how good he is and could be with them
0 # Ace 2013-07-16 17:26
I heard bisbing is bringing back ninja
+1 # middleeasyisshit 2013-07-16 19:47
Imagine that, Zeus knowingly posting more lies and getting defensive when he is called out on them.
0 # OCStyle 2013-07-16 20:48
I know gyms do greenlight guys, Bisping?
+1 # LALA_Land 2013-07-17 00:40
Bisping is recovering from eye surgery so no way in hell is he sparring you unprofessional pricks.

Good thing I don't believe anything you guys write here.

So, I'd love to know, do you guys go around telling your family that you're journalists at Thanksgiving dinners? You know that journalism involves fact checking, right?

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