The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Sunday is the day in which people pretend like God doesn’t exist and sleep in until 10am. I’m kidding, kiddies. Just because you miss church doesn’t mean that you’re going to grow a third leg and walk with a hunch for the rest of your life. God’s an MMA fan and whenever there’s no major MMA events on a Saturday, she gives you a complimentary pass to disregard all religious obligations and watch reruns of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the entire day. However, before you start your mind-numbing marathon, check out the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, a collection of this week’s rumors to satisfy your curious appetite.

  • Pat Healy claims the Strikeforce production staff wanted him to ‘kick Lyle Beerbohm’s ass’. Of course, this also compliments the rumor that Lyle Beerbohm is a tough guy to work with.
  • If any of you want to interview Apy Echteld, he can tell you about an interesting story involving a physical altercation between him and M-1 Global’s Evgeni Kogan.
  • Heard from a reliable source that the UFC’s mysterious ‘Iraq/Afghanistan’ event for the troops will happen ‘sometime soon’. The location (and time) of this event is undisclosed for the safety of the troops and the fighters involved in the event.
  • Another report from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand-Prix states that Vadim Finkelstein approached Alistair Overeem only to be met with a ‘Get the [expletive] away from me’ from Alistair.
  • Rumors from Mirko Cro Cop’s camp insists that ‘2011 will be his year’ and that Mirko will do better in 2011 than he did in 2006. Massive claims.
  • Katsunori Kikuno will fight April 23rd in Shooto.
  • Melvin Manhoef was offered a UFC contract when he was fighting for Cage Rage, but his management wanted a significantly higher price for Melvin.
  • ZUFFA plans to shutdown the illegal streaming site, ‘’, by the end of the month.
  • Jorge Santiago still insists that he has not signed with the UFC, Dana White says that he has. Not sure what’s going on here.
  • The Takanori Gomi vandalizing continues, apparently someone stole The Fireball Kid’s gym sign — and he really wants it back.
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