UFC studios, Mighty Mouse super-fight, Diaz return and more in The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Welcome back from Portlandia, grab some Voodoo donuts and enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning filled with rumors floating about the Pacific Northwest airstream. A little before 2:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, John Lineker and John Dodson wrapped up a very violent bantamweight showcase. Out of the left over gun smoke from all the combined flung strikes, exists hot MMA rumors.

At UFC Portland if something was smoking it was totally cool if you went and checked it out. And since it’s recreationally legal in the state of Oregon if you want to partake in that smoke, that’s cool to. Rumors are also very cool.

As always these our rumors that have been talked about behind closed doors between MMA higher ups, so take them as rumors.

Embrace the entire aura of the land that is by a port, this is your Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

  • Is the UFC going Hollywood? Rumors with new crop of celebrity owner’s fighters will do more TV appearances and movie deals. In addition, it has been tossed out that the UFC may start up a whole production wing like the WWE has done, which would lead to something along the lines of “UFC Studios”
  • Full list of partial UFC owners/investors

Flea
Li Na
Guy Fieri
L.L. Cool J
Tyler Perry
Tom Brady
Trey Parker
Ben Affleck
Michael Bay
Rob Dyrdek
Robert Kraft
Calvin Harris
Adam Levine
Cam Newton
Conan O’Brien
Anthony Kiedis
Mark Wahlberg
Jimmy Kimmell
Maria Sharapova
Sylvester Stalone
Serena and Venus Williams
Abęl “The Weeknd” Tesfaye

  • Steam is picking up for former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw moving down to 125 pounds and challenging Mighty Mouse Johnson. This potential super-fight would come in 2017 and would be  in lieu of Johnson not moving up to 135 pounds to challenge Dominick Cruz.
  • Nick Diaz has been dropping hints all across social media that he is idea back in the MMA game. A payment plan with the Nevada Athletic Commission overlords has been rumored to have been worked out between Diaz, with the UFC acting as a go-between
  • Early numbers on Rizin report over 10 million viewers watched on FujiTV in Japan, this would shatter American viewership. These numbers do not include the Brazilian channel it was aired on or the numbers from EverSport’s streaming platform.
  • Reports say that former UFC fighter Shayna Baszler will be receiving a tryout at the WWE Performance Center. On the indie wrestling circuit Baszler’s MMA-hybrid style has drawn rave reviews with every promo she has worked with. This is huge for the longtime MMA vet, if Baszler impresses WWE brass her next stop would be NXT

If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you would like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below, on our Facebook page, tweet us or mail them to us in an unmarked envelope. Just remember they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such.

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