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The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill would have arrived a few hours if it were not for a hand injury that I sustained while playing Halo: Reach last night. It’s an aggravation from a previous hand injury that happened a few years ago shortly after Halo 3 was released. Fortunately, my buds over at NeoCell claim their supplement company will genetically repair my hand through the use of impossibly to comprehend technology, collagen and some type of amino acids. When my order arrives, I’ll evaluate if it does in fact repair my hand injury. In the meantime, you guys will just have to deal with a Zeus that has been placed on ‘injured reserve.’ I’ll still write, but understand that I’m doing it with an injury — and I need my performance enhancing substances. Now on to the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.

  • Although MiddleEassy is an MMA site, what’s currently going down in the K-1 world is jarring to say the least. Check out LiverKick.com for all the info, including a report that K-1 is only accepting fighters into the K-1 GP if they accept to only receive half of what FEG owes them.
  • It hasn’t been announced by ZUFFA, but as of right now it’s 99.9% confirmed that Tim Kennedy is headed to the UFC.
  • As of now, it appears the FX, Fuel TV and FOX will not accept MMA programming pitch ideas that aren’t UFC-centric.
  • According to Tommy Messano, it appears Strikeforce is still being used in the ShoSports highlights which showcases the network’s sports properties.
  • If you’re into recreating your own Pride FC ‘freak show’ matches, UFC Undisputed 3 may surprise you with some undisclosed heavyweight fighters in their roster.
  • ProElite already seems to be taking shots at UFC by calling it ‘Your father’s MMA’ while ProElite 2.0 is a ‘hip alternative.’
  • It’s not a rumor anymore, but it appears XARM will be using Jersey’s Shores production team for their imminent return into the combat sports scene.
  • A few (including FrontRowBrian) have claimed Brock Lesnar has a scar on his neck in the new WWE 12 promo that is indicative of a surgical neck procedure.
  • Dodge wil be the primary sponsor for UFC on FOX.
  • Lou DiBella is apparently one of the candidates that is being considered to replace former Showtime Sports head, Ken Hershman. Judging from a recent tweet by Lou, if this transition does occur, MMA on Showtime has little to no chance of surviving.
  • Still no word on if Anderson Silva signed the contract to rematch Chael Sonnen.
  • Chuck Zito was offered a fight with Kimbo Slice on Elite XC before Ken Shamrock stepped in.
  • Earlier this week, Lorenzo Fertitta stated the UFC attempted to work with various cancer charities but was turned down.
  • One FC has venues and dates selected for the next eight MMA events, up until late 2012.
  • UFC felt they were ‘alienating’ the West Coast audience, which was the main reason of pushing back the UFC PPV times.
  • Judging by Vinny Magalhaes’ Facebook page, something happened between his win this past Friday and now. It appears Vinny may no longer be with M-1 Global.
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