The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Over the weekend, Shinya Aoki gave new life to internet fanboys out there that refuse to stop saying the phrase ‘Magical Pants’. If you were one of the unfortunately individuals to drop a betting parlay on Dream 15, then enjoy your diet of Ramen noodles and tap water for the next week. Bummer. A new week is here which means a new edition of The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. Enjoy.

  • Still hearing claims that M-1 Global released even more employees in their Holland office yet they intend for this office to remain open regardless of how many employees will work inside the building (or if any work there at all).
  • Bellator may be on the verge of having some financial problems. They are putting on quality shows, but their gate revenue does not reflect it.
  • Shinya Aoki chose not to wear his ‘magical pants’ because he wanted to prove to the world that his outfit is not his source of his accomplishments.
  • Kikuno was scheduled to be Aoki’s next opponent, but with his loss against JZ, things are undecided.
  • Dana White recently stated that he signed Mark Hunt to the UFC to fulfill a contractual obligation when ZUFFA purchased Pride. There’s actually a lot of stuff that ZUFFA is neglecting in regards to Pride’s 2007 lawsuit. Interesting stuff if anyone wants to dig up legal records.
  • ZUFFA will most likely remove Cain Velasquez’s ‘Brown Pride’ tattoo in the official UFC 121 poster. The issue is still being debated. Apparently they want to get the Latin audience, but they’re not sure of the social implications using ‘Brown Pride’ as that vehicle.
  • Kim Couture still plans to train upcoming female fighters despite losing to someone who had no professional fights over the weekend.
  • Bobby Lashley will face Ron Sparks at Strikeforce Houston.
  • Nate Diaz will be reprimanded for a comment he made regarding a female referee over Twitter.
  • Shinya Aoki did break Kawajiri’s ankle at Dream 15.
  • Heavy rumor, but there is a chance Brock Lesnar may pull another one of his WWE stunts and walk-out at UFC 121 like this. I think this was more of a joke shown to Brock Lesnar in which he sarcastically said ‘That’s a good idea’.
  • The Strikeforce tournament is off because the athletic commission would not allow eight fighters to compete in a single-elimination tournament in one night.
  • Looks like Gina Carano will return to MMA due to her multi-fight contract with Strikeforce.
  • The reason given for the firing of Vancouver’s Athletic Commission head, Mirko Mladenovic, is inaccurate.
  • XFC’s Chris Barnett has been contacted by Bellator to participate in their upcoming heavyweight tournament.

Published on July 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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