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The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

It’s Sunday and last night a lot of you engaged in activities that you probably regret this morning. It happens to the best of us. Luckily, the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is here to wipe clean those memories of you running across the street with a breakfast burrito in your hand. Enjoy this week’s rumor mill and be sure to treat yourself to a slice of apple pie today. You deserve it.

  • Jake Shields will be paid $80k to show with a $80k potential win bonus in his UFC debut.
  • Butterbean will replace Mariusz Pudzianowski in Moosin’s second event which means that he may face Kimbo Slice.
  • An incident happened on the set of TUF 12 that involved a contestant letting a person in the TUF household who was not involved with the taping of the show. The person was reprimanded for it and apparently the incident will be edited in the show.
  • Shockfights has closed their promotional doors.
  • There have been talks of FEG hosting a Dream event in Las Vegas in Spring of 2011.
  • It looks like Heath Herring may be done with MMA.
  • Received an email from a fan who attended the recent Strikeforce Challengers card. He asked Sarah Kaufman if she would be interested in going up in weight to fight Cyborg for the title and Sarah quickly responded with ‘Sure, why not‘.
  • Despite the reports, Sengoku is making a profit and their financial situation is highly exaggerated.
  • It seems as if Hoelzer Reich has finally shut their doors for good.
  • Strikeforce is talking with CBS to air an event on October or November which may feature Dan Henderson vs. Babalu and Diaz vs. Mayhem.
  • It’s pretty gossipy, but Josh Thomson has been seen with NCIS: Los Angeles’ Daniela Ruah.
  • Lyle Beerbohm has been somewhat AWOL for a few weeks. Not even his manager can get a hold of him.
  • The UFC is in the process of recruiting Robert Drysdale after his recent MMA debut.
  • There’s a start-up MMA promotion from New Zealand that plans to have eight fighters competing in two rings/cages simultaneously.
  • HDNet is currently in talks with Shark Fights on broadcasting their upcoming ‘Shark Fights 13’ event.
  • James Toney will be paid $50k in his MMA debut and a rumored $100k win bonus.
  • G4 plans to produce a show similar to ‘Inside MMA’ which may debut as soon as this Fall.
  • Not really a rumor, but the producers of Supremacy MMA have agreed to an interview, but only when more elements of their MMA game are near completion.

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