Wipe the English perspiration from your eyes because there are post-UFC 204 rumors to be investigated. In the futuristic cyber punk London setting we operate in, the fallout from UFC 204 can only be run through this prism. When you stare deep into the medallion that gives you a glimpse into’s MMA future you will see these rumors written down in the distance.
By land, by sea or by air the MMA underbelly stays woke deep into the British sunrise.
As always these our rumors that have been talked about behind closed doors between MMA higher ups, so take them as rumors.
Follow the aftermath of a freshly planted H-Bomb and review the week in MMA whispers because this is your post-UFC 204 Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.
• There are whispers, shouts and even a post by Anderson Silva’s son that Georges St-Pierre will fight Anderson Silva at UFC 206 in Toronto. Dana White has recently said that is not planned, so it definetly is going to happen.
• ROAD FC are putting on a 32-man Lightweight Tournament for a million dollars and rumor is they are heavily pursuing Jose Aldo. Wanderlei Silva also has tried to persuade Aldo into fighting for Rizin. Too early to tell what decisions Aldo will make, but they did simultaneously bury him on UFC Tonight while also trying to set up a consolation fight with Anthony Pettis.
• Sources say the next UFC TV deal will be shopped and spread across more than one network. Rumor is, when Fox deal ends in 2019, the UFC’s plan is to try and cut a TV deal like the NFL or NBA where they’ll have shown on multiple networks.
• Charles Bennett AKA Krazy Horse AKA Felony AKA The Silva Slayer’s next fight will be on the huge, New Years Eve Rizin show. Opponent not yet announced but may be a Brazilian.
• Ex-WWE wrestler Goldberg’s returns match with Brock Lesnar may be in jeopardy due to a recent routine knee surgery but if he is clear this is the big money match the WWE wants to make for The Beast Incarnate.
• Rumors are swirling UFC’s canceled event in Manila had more to do with the government cracking down on drug use for the fighters as well as the promo’s production staff working the event. With a large portion of the Philippines’ locked into tourism and events, as well as the WWE successfully running shows in Manila, the card was more likely nixed due to a combination of very slow ticket sales and BJ Penn pulling out on short notice.
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