McGregor vs. Malignaggi, Jones at UFC 235 & more in the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill

Sunday Morning Rumor Mill Malignaggi

The calm before the storm is still brewing. Another weekend without any major MMA events does not have the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill worried.

MMA’s off-season lasts all of two weeks before the wave of UFC, Bellator, and One Championship cards washes over our bodies. Even in a quite week for the sport, MMA things still happen in every corner of our favorite weekend activity.

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

2019 has just started but the never-ending-story of your Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is just beginning.

  • Believe it or not steam is picking up for some kind of Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi fight. This would be under the UFC umbrella as Malignaggi is a free agent. It assumed McGregor vs. Malignaggi would be in a cage but Zuffa Boxing may be a possibility.
  • As rumored last week, talk is picking up for Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson. The welterweight fight is now a question of when not if.
  • Bellator, Tito Ortiz, and Chael Sonnen appear to all be interested in a rematch between the two men. To make this happen all parties may have to co-promote with Golden Boy Boxing in some way.
  • Jon Jones passing his UFC 232 drug tests clears the way for him to compete at UFC 235. At this point Nevada granting Jones a licence is viewed as a slam dunk.

If you have heard of any interesting Sunday Morning Rumor Mill MMA 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.

Published on January 13, 2019 at 8:11 am
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