MMA Rundown

Bones Jones in trouble again, Matt Hughes to Bellator and more in the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

As you emerge from the UFC Fight Night London fog make sure you don’t step on MMA rumors along the way. With MMA entering a period of free agency frenzy, it has not seen since maybe 2012, if ever, the rumor mill is pumping at an unforeseen pace. The money backing behind promotions like Bellator, ONE FC and rise of the Russian MMA scene has given the power back to fighters looking for a free market in 2017.

Carry the one, divide it by seven then multiple that number into a new Sunday Morning Rumor Mill equation and the result will be perhaps more of your favorite UFC fighters weighing their options in 2017.

As always these our rumors that have been talked about behind closed doors between MMA higher ups, so take them as MMA rumors.

You really should not still be hungover from any sort of St. Patrick’s Day drinking escapades but if you are take a nap then hydrate yourself with a soothing liquid version of your Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.

  • Huge if true but rumors are coming out of New Mexico that Jon Jones may be in trouble again. Sit down if you heard this before but rumors are that the former UFC champ may have fallen back into old habits that could back to bite him before his cage return.
  • Rumors are that two time NCAA heavyweight champion and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder is considering a transition to MMA. Management teams have already been in contact with the Ohio State and a fight before his 2020 Olympic run may be a possibility
  • Sources are heating up that Ryan Bader to Bellator is almost a sure thing. Expect Spike TV to attempt to announce the former TUF champ signing as well as his first fight with Bellator live on a big TV event
  • Crazy as it sounds Matt Hughes has been quietly hitting the gym in preparation of coming out of retirement and it looks like Bellator may be in the lead to land his comeback fighter. The UFC hall of famer has also been spotted at more than handful of Bellator live events as part of the “recruiting” process

If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you would like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below, on our Facebook page, tweet us or mail them to us in an unmarked envelope. Just remember they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such.