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The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Let’s not overlook the fact that Waachim Spiritwolf vs. Marius Zaromskis did not happen, and that should make everyone mildly depressed. However, we can all rejoice in the fact that Paul Williams didn’t die on live television last night. Today is the day in which all of you would expect a Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, so without further ado, enjoy today’s Rumor Mill.

  • Heard this from a reliable source in Japan, FEG chose Takaya over Omigawa to face Bibiano Fernandes at Dynamite!! 2010 as ‘punishment’ for Omigawa talking to UFC and Bellator after his Dream 16 win over Cole Escovedo. Not sure if he’s been released from his contract yet, but apparently Omigawa is a tough dude to work with.
  • HDNet is looking to add another combative sport to their programming line-up.
  • Karo Paryisian screamed after his UFC 123 loss against Dennis Hallman because he knew before he went into the fight that he was on a ‘one-and-done’ contract with the UFC.
  • It looks like the world of Brazilian MMA is already blaming Machida’s inability to defeat Rampage Jackson on Steven Seagal teaching him some countering techniques a few weeks ago.
  • Prior to Strikeforce Challengers 12, the winner of Antwain Britt vs. Ovince St. Preux would take on King Mo in a bout to decide who would contend Feijão for the Strikeforce light heavyweight belt. I’m not sure if this still holds up.
  • Kamipro will enter some publishing partnership with World Victory Road in 2011. Not sure of the details, but it will most likely benefit WVR more than Kamipro.
  • Early reports of Rampage Jackson nearly pulling out of UFC 123 were right. Apparently he had a flu/upper respiratory infection prior to last night’s bout.
  • This one came directly from a guy who’s associated in some way with American Top Team in Florida, it seems like Hector Lombard has somewhat of a ‘bullying’ problem around the gym. It appears that he trains to ‘damage’ an individual as opposed to ‘helping them with their skill progression’.
  • Sexyama is set to star in Korea’s most popular television show, ‘Athena: Goddess of War’, which is a mix of ’24’ and ‘The Unit’. He will play as ‘NTS Agent Black’ and apparently will play an integral part in the series. This will make Sexyama an ‘A-List celebrity’ in Korea.
  • Sexyama will also be in the December issue of Maxim.
  • Gegard Mousasi and Jerome Le Banner isn’t finalized just yet. Apparently both camps are still negotiating the terms of the fight (MMA or K-1, it seems).
  • X-1’s Chris Barnett will join the M-1 Global roster and will fight in Russia sometime in 2011.
  • Not really a rumor, but all of those sites mentioned in ZUFFA’s Cease and Desist Letter to Google — yeah, you could still access every one of them via Google. If ZUFFA intends to push this further, it would be interesting.

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