The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

It may be the afternoon in whatever part of the world you’re located in, but in California it’s still Sunday morning. Of course that means another edition of our weekly Sunday Morning Rumor Mill. As usual, it’s packed with enough rumors to make you call up your mother and tell her that you love her. Well, maybe not that many rumors, but it’s still a hearty portion. In fact, there are so many rumors in this edition of the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill that you can take the leftovers and make a half-assed soup, Thanksgiving style. Enjoy.

  • I heard about this a couple months ago, then MMAHQ published a story on it. Last week I talked with someone involved in the production of ‘Ultimate Women Challenge’ (a reality show we first told you about nearly two years) and that person confirmed that being involved in the show was horrible to say the least. The kitchen in the fighter household was stocked with energy drinks, condiments and ‘food you would get a 7-11’. I can only assume that would be Twizzlers and bacon-wrapped hotdogs, something that would seem great on a Friday night, but when you’re training to become a fighter — not so helpful. Allegedly, fighters on the show didn’t get the proper medical attention required and some could not compete due to an illness or injury that, if treated properly, could have let them continue on the show. In short, everyone involved in the reality show is owed money that was promised to them and this entire ordeal will continue to get messy.
  • Lee Murray is in solitary confinement for trying to smuggle a laptop in the new prison he was moved to.
  • Apparently a barista working at cafe in the West Village of Dallas, TX claims that Herschel Walker’s girlfriend orders pastries for Walker, including his usual, apple fritters. Normally, this would be trivial information (and it still probably is), but this goes against Herschel’s claim that he eats only soup and bread every day.
  • Anderson Silva signed a contract with Ronaldo’s sports marketing company that now handles all of his sponsorship deals. It appears that Silva is pulling an average of $80,000 – $100,000 per sponsorship on his shorts.
  • As mentioned in an earlier Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, but now confirmed by King Mo, he will be fighting in June in Dallas, TX and his opponent will either be Roger Gracie or Jeff Monson.
  • Dana White is treating Fukada’s loss last night at UFC 127 like a win, meaning he gets a win bonus and his next fight will be a step-up in the middleweight division.
  • It appears that a TUF Australia vs. UK show is on the horizon.
  • This is wild, but after confirming this with a few others, it seems to be 100% true. Steven Seagal has begun production on his Lawman show in Maricopa County, Arizona last week and he is implementing martial artists training to his deputies including the front-kick he apparently taught Anderson Silva.
  • In an interview after BAMMA 5, Paul Daley said that he was unsure if he could be prepared for his April 9th fight with Nick Diaz. From a close source associated with his camp, he mentioned this in an attempt to increase his Strikeforce purse for taking the fight.
  • Dana White wasn’t at the post-fight press conference not because he was angry at the decision of the main event, as heavily rumored last night. The guy just needed to make his flight on time.
  • A strong rumor is going around that the Strikeforce show in Dallas could air on CBS.
  • And finally to wrap everything up, BBC Radio aired a phone conversation with me talking to a reporter about Lee Murray. I want to go on record to say that this was not authorized and I never signed any disclosure agreement for the phone conversation to be used on air.
Published on February 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm
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