The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is alive and boxing is still corrupt. While most of the MMA world watched UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh with side eye directed towards Las Vegas, in a surprise everyone saw coming combat sports judges assigned by the government had no idea what the fuck they were doing.
After the UFC 215 main event, the worlds of MMA and boxing almost went seven whole days with a judge’s scoring controversy. So close.
As always these are rumors that have been talked about behind closed doors between MMA higher ups, so take them as MMA rumors.
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- Rumors are back that current UFC 115 pound Queen bee Joanna Jedrzejczyk is torn between contemplating retirement and or a move up to flyweight. Joanna Champ moving up to 125 pounds after win at UFC 217 is becoming more and more likely it appears
- Small rumor to follow but on case you have not noticed the UFC and Reebok have made some major changes over the past few months. In part due to the new UFC owners, in part due to both sides wanting a bigger return on their investment, the UFC-Reebok have both seen an internal shake-up in attempt to get some new blood working on the apparel project. With up to four years remaining on the outfitting deal, a new online store, products and design team have all been agreed upon in an attempt to change the momentum by both the UFC and Reebok
- It looks like the original plan by WWE was to have Kairi Sane versus Toni Storm as the finals for the Mae Young Classic. The WWE pivoted to ex-MMA fighter Shayna Baszler because of her impressive in-ring skills and to help promote the upcoming Four Horsewomen feud
- In a surprise to many, Dana White choose to attend GGG-Canelo in Las Vegas over UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh. This is another sign, along with the UFC president missing UFC 215 in person, that rumors of White and new UFC owners not seeing eye-to-eye are starting to leak out to the public
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