Times are changing and we think MMA is ready. In a world with MMA trades, the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is ready.
Either the first quote, unquote MMA trade ever was a huge deal or it wasn’t. Did Mighty Mouse wear out his welcome? Was Ben Askren retired anyway?
MMA is weird and its going to strange places. This is all perfect and what the sport was meant to be.
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 the “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship was in the works only a weeks after UFC 227. With Mighty Mouse no longer holding an title it opened the door for the UFC wanting out of the flyweight business. Ben Askren and ONE have always had a good relationship. Askren’s release was never a hurdle in the deal.
- Huge if true but the word is the UFC’s men’s flyweight division is in real danger. Unless something changes Henry Cejudo may purse a bantamweight title fight rather than wait for 125 pound challenge to emerge. Internally the UFC is not in a big hurry to try and salvage the flyweight division.
- Ronda Rousey match versus Nikki Bella is rumored to be the main event of WWE’s Evolution pay-per-view. Reports are Rousey and Bella have practiced the match all week and it will headline the WWE’s first all women pay-per-view.
- Brock Lesnar returns to the WWE next week in a title match. No word on if Lesnar will once again capture the WWE’s biggest title. Rumors are the WWE is more open to Brock carrying the WWE title into his next UFC fight.
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