The combat sports world survived. The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill lives another week thanks to Floyd Mayweather’s strategy and Conor McGregor’s cardio.
For twelve minutes, McGregor was on the verge of pulling off the greatest upset in sport’s history. Then the final six rounds happened, Mayweather went into Voltron mode and picked apart his slower, worn out MMA opponent.
As always these are rumors that have been talked about behind closed doors between MMA higher ups, so take them as MMA rumors.
Boxers return to your boxing rings. MMA fighters return to your six to eight sided enclosed fighting surface. Before McGregor grabs the world by the temples and shakes out more possibilities, crack open your post-May-Mac edition of The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.
- With his UFC fight with Jon Jones currently dead in the water, rumor is Brock Lesnar pinned Roman Reigns at SummerSlam because the WWE is again targeting the two for a rematch in the main event of WrestleMania 34
- To the surprise of many, rumor has it that UFC officials found about Jon Jones’ latest USADA bust just hours before the news was leaked to the public. It’s hard to floor top UFC executives but the Jones failure caught the company off guard
- Huge if true, but despite the immediate mention of MMA in his post-fight comments rumor is Conor McGregor’s next move points him in the direction of boxing. A partnership between McGregor Promotions, Showtime and the UFC with a promise of more huge pay days is the driving force behind delaying his MMA return to 2018 or 2019
- Rumors have swirled over the past week that none other than Nate Diaz was originally booked for an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson. Negotiations between the UFC and Diaz made it to the 11th hour before falling apart due to a wider than expected money difference
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