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Rousey contract signing, new UFC weight classes and more in the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Rousey contract signing, new UFC weight classes and more in the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

To knee or not knee that is the question. At UFC Orlando the absurdity of MMA’s rule set was on full display. The only rule of your Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is to always stay rumoring.

It is a wild fact that in the year of our Fight Lord 2018 the UFC still has different rule sets in different states they hold events. This would be like the NFL going by different rules depending on if games were played in Green Bay, Seattle or Jacksonville. UFC you set the standard with this sport, adopt your own specific unified rule set and state athletic commission the world over will follow your lead.

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

Before you try kneeing your grounded friend or family member at home, study the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill and draw your own conclusion about the sport where you mix your martial arts.

  • Tonight Ronda Rousey makes her third official appearance on WWE TV at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Rumors have been out there that she will get physical tonight in some capacity with another wrestler but now it looks like the WWE may hold off until WrestleMania.
  • Huge if true, but it looks like the UFC is once again looking at adding another weight class but this time it would be in the men’s division. A 165 pound belt is the leading contender to be added by 2019 with 195 pounds (AKA Franklin weight) also a leading contender to add more titles to promote in the mix.
  • Rumors are a Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker middleweight title fight is locked in to headlining a summer pay-per-view for the UFC. UFC 225 or UFC 227 are the most likely landing spots for the bout.
  • With a possible Zuffa boxing co-promoted match still looming, rumors now point to Conor McGregor taking an UFC fight before he heads back to the boxing ring. Whenever McGregor does return to the UFC it will have to be a title fight and it will anchor a major PPV date for the company.

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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