Although it wasn’t discussed on MiddleEasy this weekend, Alistair Overeem winning the K-1 Grand-Prix was extraordinary. We generally keep to mixed martial arts and try not to venture over into any other combat sports, but if you missed any second of the 2010 World Grand Prix, you will be forever teased until you watch it in its entirety. It was filled with emotional turns, unbelievable knockouts and a crew of Japanese dancers — similar to the plot of the 2001 film, Ichi the Killer. It’s Sunday, which means another edition of our Sunday Morning Rumor Mills. Hold on to your hat, sit firmly into your seat and be sure to brush your teeth before reading. Enjoy.
- If you follow me on Twitter, then you’re well aware that yesterday, Mayhem Miller allegedly assaulted someone and there is video of it. The rumor is a member of the media ‘set-up’ the assault.
- While Josh Koscheck was walking to the locker rooms after his UFC 124 fight with GSP, a fan threw a drink at Koscheck and hit him directly in his head. The person captured it on video, but his camera was confiscated by security as he was escorted out of the Bell Centre.
- Since both parties can’t agree on a weight to fight at, Mayhem Miller vs. Nick Diaz has been scrapped and replaced with Evangelista Cyborg vs. Nick Diaz which will go down sometime in January.
- There is a really good chance Alistair Overeem will be inked in for Dynamite!! 2010 to fight for the Dream heavyweight belt.
- Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields will most likely happen April 30th at UFC 131 in Toronto, Canada.
- There was supposed to be a rematch between Marius Zaromskis and Nick Diaz at Dynamite!! 2010, however Diaz opted out of the fight due to contractual obligations for a Strikeforce January slot.
- I was told by someone who works for ZUFFA that a UFC Fight Night is planned strictly for US military and will take place in Afghanistan at some point in 2011. The event will not air live, but will be recorded and placed on UFC.com for free.
- We talked to Tim Kennedy about taking part in Dynamite!! 2010, which he responded with something along the lines of ‘Sure, let’s do it’. His response was posted on a Japanese site, which was read by FEG and now the two parties are in talks about fighting in Dynamite!! 2010. The power of MiddleEasy, sheer rawesomeness.
- Joe Riggs vs. Denni Kang is rumored going down at BFL in Canada.