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The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

If any of you missed Santiago vs. Misaki at Sengoku 14 last night, then find the nearest available plastic fork and abruptly shove it into your leg. Just kidding folks, we don’t advocate violence with culinary devices. In fact, use that fork to do something more productive, like mix up this week’s edition of the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. Enjoy.

  • A fight between Nick Diaz and Mayhem Miller is being targeted for October 9th. Mayhem is willing to meet Nick Diaz at a catchweight, however Nick Diaz has refused to fight in any other division other than welterweight. Upon hearing this, Mayhem made his ‘Don’t be scared homie’ shirt in order to entice Nick to a catchweight bout.
  • If the Nick Diaz vs. Mayhem Miller bout doesn’t pan out, Strikeforce is looking at Paul Daley, Cyborg Santos or KJ Noons to replace Mayhem Miller.
  • Apparently the rumor that Semmy Schilt may return the UFC may stand true. With ZUFFA’s purchase of Pride FC, the organization is obligated to provide all fighters that were still under contract with Pride FC at least one fight in UFC/WEC. The stipulations of this can be found in the Pride FC vs. ZUFFA lawsuit if anyone feels like digging through hundreds of pages of fine print.
  • Mizuto Hirota’s recovery from his Dynamite!! 2009 fight with Shinya Aoki isn’t going as planned. It looks like he will be out for the remainder of the year.
  • Now that Stephan Bonnar has been promoted to blackbelt, UFC intends to place him in the octagon with an elite BJJer as requested by Bonnar.
  • KJ Noons has not been reprimanded for his late strikes at Strikeforce Houston.
  • Before Strikeforce Houston, Bobby Lashley agreed to fight Dave Bautista under the condition that it was his next fight. Would not be surprised if it happened as early as October.
  • Aside from Bigfoot Silva being a possible candidate to fight Fedor, Sergei Kharitonov my also be tapped.
  • Dethrone has been purchased by TapouT.
  • Despite rumors, Gilbert Yvel is still signed with the UFC.
  • Heavy rumor, but it appears that Kimbo Slice has agreed to cut to 205lbs and has talked with UFC in regards to returning to the organization at light heavyweight.
  • Brett Rogers will fight on Strikeforce’s October 9th card.
  • Glover Teixeira appears as if he will be signing with the UFC or perhaps has already signed with the organization as of last week.
  • Strikeforce’s new logo is part of an overhaul in branding suggested by one of their business partners they recently picked up in 2010. Expect a lot of merchandise to appear in the next few months with this new logo.
  • Jeff Monson may also be fighting in Strikeforce’s next main card.
  • Bobby Lashley was taken out on a stretcher for dehydration, not an injury.
  • Not a rumor, but I talked to King Mo last night and he seems incredibly humble from his defeat. He knows what he did wrong and intends to work his way back up. He does not expect an instant title shot.
  • After his brutal Bar beatdown a few months ago, Bam Margera has expressed his intention to get involved in MMA and has even started training as of this month.

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