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Old 08-19-2013, 04:44 PM
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This Sunday Morning Rumor Mill was written while on top of a mountain in California using the wonders of 4G technology and solar power.

Last night WSOF 4 wrapped up which featured a potpourri of strange occurrences that will undoubtedly be MMA memes for years to come. From Tyrone Spong 'happily' accepting his Boost mobile phone that he got for not knocking out a dude that people thought would be KOd in 12 seconds to Todd Harris and his interesting commentating, it was a night that's impossible to forget.

It's Sunday, which means another SMRM delivered to you. Enjoy.
  • Despite the general public's belief that Bob Sapp has been throwing his most recent fights (which led him to his 12th consecutive loss last week), Bob Sapp has been trying to end his MMA career with just one win in the ring. He's not intentionally throwing these fights, however it's clear that he faces a psychological hurdle when he gets hit, which forces him to 'turtle up' and eventually tap to strikes. Bob Sapp has been seeking a sports' psychologist to get over this career rut and actually get a win before he retires. Sapp also hasn't enrolled in a training camp for nearly three years, which also could be a culprit to his losing streak.
  • The UFC has been going after MMA websites that use ZUFFA-owned photos of Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson to promote or discuss the upcoming Bellator PPV bout between the two fighters.
  • When it comes to MMA contracts, World Series of Fighting has one of the trickiest. Essentially, whatever contract that is signed is automatically renewed to a length of three years, regardless of the duration of the initial fight contract.
  • FOX Sports 1 may be debuting in the next few days, but the channel has been downplaying some serious carriage problems that will prevent many cable/satellite subscribers from even having FOX Sports 1 in their channel lineup.
  • November 30th is the date of the Rousey/Tate TUF finale. It will also air on FOX Sports 1.
  • This past week, Bellator had a significant and very sudden downsizing when they closed an entire division of the company. Now a lot of ex-Bellator employees are frantically looking for work after essentially being fired, without any warning, from the promotion.
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