Machida’s big Bellator deal, new TV contract, an UFC title fight and more in the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Summer is officially in full swing and the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is now running at a rapid pace. Normally the summer months come with a big push for the sport. No NBA, no NHL, no NFL, allows for MMA to grab the brass ring.

With temperatures rising, new MMA beefs will emerge,  new fighters will get screwed over by the system and new rivalries will bloom.

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

Take in that fresh ocean breeze and get a scent of new MMA rumors afoot, your Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is your next summer crush.

  • Rumor is the deal between Lyoto Machida and Bellator is for deep into six figures. In order to lure former UFC talent over, Bellator and Viacom has had to make some sweetheart deals. Machida will be an instant big event headline for Bellator when he arrives.
  • At UFC Singapore rumors are coming up that Cowboy Cerrone was so sick most stateside athletic commissions would not have given him the green light to fight. Credit to Cowboy for biting down and still functioning for a 25 minute MMA fight, nearly won.
  • It looks like rumors point to UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano finally making her first title defense. Scheduled for sometime in the Fall, Montano will go heads up with Valentina Shevchenko in a pay-per-view co-main event or Fight Night headliner.
  • Huge if true but rumors are persisting that Bellator is about to make a big announcement in regards to their current TV deal.  Rumor is that network and streaming options are on the table, with each options allowing the MMA promo to make a bigger push in acquiring well known ex-UFC talent.

If you have heard of any interesting Sunday Morning Rumor Mill MMA 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.

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