To the Rizin all-nighters we salute and respect you. Rizin 12 was an action packed show and the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is better for it.
MMA is better when JMMA vibes flow through the sport’s bloodstream. This week MMA needed Japan more than ever. MMA needs ring ropes. The sport needs soccer kicks. The mixed martial arts community needs more Japanese spectacles in it.
As always these are rumors that have been talked about behind closed doors between MMA higher ups, so take them as MMA rumors.
Warm up this hot summer morning with a boiling bowl of Cup Noodles and carefully enjoy some more Sunday Morning Rumor Mill in your mouth.
- Rumors are floating about that Wanderlei Silva may take a couple of fights in Rizin before his career is done. Talks are Silva may even take a fight at Rizin’s New Year’s Eve show against a well known former opponent.
- Huge if true but there are now rumbling of Jon Jones making his UFC return sooner than expect. Instead of the summer of 2019, rumor is Bones Jones may be looking at a late 2018 or early 2019 UFC fight.
- Worried about injuries to Tyron Woodley or a weight cutting mishap from Darren Till the UFC has a plan, the promo has already tabbed Kamaru Usman as a replacement for either man. Usman will likely be on weight and ready during UFC 228 fight week.
- This may be the final nail in the coffin of the CM Punk to UFC experiment. The former WWE champion and 0-2 MMA fighter is now wrapped in another lawsuit. This new court case may put an end to any thoughts of him taking a third MMA fight. Rumor is more pro wrestling promos are making a push for Punk’s services.
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