Four Sunday Morning Rumor Mills in a row -- is this real life? Well, we're not entirely sure. The construct that we all unanimously call reality is composed of a series of perceptions that is entirely subjective to the person that is perceiving. The unification in reality is the assumption that everyone is sharing a simultaneous yet independent perception of reality. Of course, this is absolutely not verifiable. For all you know, you are the only person in reality and everyone else is just a construct of your imagination -- even me. You're not reading the words that I've typed. Not at all. These words have been floating on the edge of your brain since you were born and you only believe they are coming from an external source.
Damn, that's a pretty existential way to start a Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. I didn't mean to get that deep this early in the morning. Enjoy your rumor mill.
- Phil Baroni will be taking on Mach Sakurai at DREAM's New Year's Eve card.
- Undefeated Will Brooks will be fighting Shinya Aoki at DREAM's New Year's Eve card.
- It's rumored that Joe Silva wasn't able to attend UFC 154 because he was recovering from a successful medical procedure. If this rumor is true, we wish the best for Silva.
- Apparently Josh Thomson was seriously considering moving outside of the United States due to President Obama's reelection.
- Nick Diaz didn't appreciate the video of him ranting about Georges St. Pierre being released on the internet.
- According to the infamous Michael Hackler, old-school Vale Tudo will be the 'next big thing in Japan.'
- Ronda Rousey vs. TBA may headline UFC 157. Hendo vs. Machida is not the main event of the card.
- Not really a rumor, but an Asian MMA promotion that's never been featured on MiddleEasy issued some 'legal threats' towards us for using footage of their fighter on a ONE FC highlight reel we created.
- This shouldn't be surprising, but Gegard Mousasi is in talks with the UFC but only under the condition that he drops to 185 lbs to 'fill out' the middleweight division.
- Minowaman vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski at DREAM 18? It's what I heard from a source close to the promotion, but I find that hard to believe.
- Some people believe Luke Rockhold is ducking Lorenz Larkin so that he may enter the UFC as the Strikeforce champion.