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The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

MMA is finished for the rest of the year. Done. All MMA for 2010 has already occurred and we are all living in one post-apocalyptic planet, void of live MMA. Sure you can dust off your old Pride fights that you illegally downloaded from some pirated torrent, but you’ve already seen them. It’s like you’re the last person on earth and every fight that will happen in history has already happened, and the best you can do is relive MMA through the use of past events. Luckily, the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is here to bring some variation in your life. Enjoy.

  • Now that it’s pretty much confirmed that Bobby Lashley is taking on Alistair Overeem at Dynamite!! 2010, apparently Sergei Kharitonov was next in line to bang against Ubereem.
  • If you’re still in disbelief that WEC is finally over, don’t worry, in the next installment of UFC Undisputed, designers are rumored to implement the deceased organization throughout the game.
  • The Nemesis MMA card debacle is just that, an absolute disaster. It’s rumored that after the fighters participated in the botched event, hotel managers kicked out the fighters from their rooms because the promoter didn’t honor the fight contract and pay for their hotel lodging.
  • Royce Gracie mentioned that he wanted to participate in UFC: Rio which is going down in August 2011. Not sure if this is a rumor as much as it is wishful thinking, but someone from a Brazilian MMA radio show (yes, they do exist) mentioned that Wallid Ismail was contacted by ZUFFA for a potential fight at UFC: Rio. Let’s hope Gracie vs. Ismail goes down one last time.
  • Some very shady stuff is going on around the Palm’s Casino and Hotel’s marketing department in regards to MMA event promotion.
  • The MFC is still in negotiations with Patrick Cote to sign with the organization. Jamie Yager is another fighter that the MFC may sign in as soon as a couple weeks.
  • Before WEC 53, it was rumored that if Ben Henderson defeated Anthony Pettis and retained his title, he would get an automatic UFC lightweight title fight. Now that Pettis has defeated Henderson, that same ultimatum is not available to Pettis.
  • Despite some early reports, Jamie Varner has not be cut from UFC.
  • Gina Carano will not be a coach on the next season of The Biggest Loser.
  • Somewhat of a personal rumor, but I’ll put it out there. Mauro Ranallo believes that I’m out to get him and (or) has been stalking him since the beginning of this past summer. I heard this from a very close source over the weekend. Somehow Ranallo has me confused with someone else. I’ve never tried to pursue Ranallo in anyway, in fact I’ve never even had a conversation with the guy.
  • Nick Diaz is warming up to the option of fighting Mayhem Miller at 185lb.
  • Aleksander Emelianenko lost his most recent fight to an old knee injury that was aggravated during the fight and not the TKO that was called after the fight.
  • Jeff Monson will most likely make his Strikeforce light heavyweight debut against King Mo. No date has been set yet.
  • It’s not a joke, Dan Quinn will be fighting Jose Canseco in an MMA match sometime in March or April.

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