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Old 02-16-2012, 02:50 PM
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I've traveled across the world twice in about a week, so technically in some long-forgotten timezone I crossed over in the Pacific -- it's still Sunday morning. The truth is I always intended to bring you guys an official MiddleEasy Rumor Mill last Sunday, but I was literally time traveling throughout the day, thousands of feet in the air. A few days have gone by and there's far too many rumors to wait until next Sunday. Therefore, it's time for a Thursday morning edition of the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, since time means absolutely nothing here at MiddleEasy. Enjoy.
  • Bobby Lashley was offered $50,000 (with no win bonus) to fight Alistair Overeem at Dynamite!! 2010. Bobby turned the fight down with the belief that a Lashley vs. Overeem bout could net him a $1,000,000 pay day. Todd Duffee stepped in for roughly the same amount.
  • Chandella Powell was released from the UFC yesterday due to not disclosing her former alias, 'Mariah Ashton,' a softcore internet porn star. No pictures will be provided here on MiddleEasy, but I'm sure all of you know the inner-science of Google.
  • Just before One FC 2 last weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia, Bob Sapp refused to get on the bus with the roster of fighters participating in the event due to a few demands he had for One FC. It seems that Bob Sapp had a exhibition wrestling match in Japan a couple days after the One FC event. Sapp insisted that One FC should pay for a ticket or he wouldn't show for his fight with Rolles Gracie. After much deliberation, One FC accepted to pay for the plane ticket if he agreed to come out of his hotel room and participate in the One FC 2 event. Bob Sapp then insisted that One FC upgrade the fight to first class in order for him to agree to fight Rolles Gracie. After a couple hours, the issue was sorted out and Bob Sapp showed for the event.
  • A prominent MMA camp based in California was threatened with a lawsuit by ZUFFA for broadcasting PPVs in their gym in 2011.
  • Remember Razul Mirzaev? He was that Russian lightweight prospect that signed to Bellator and within the same week was charged with one-punching a nineteen-year-old to death at some club in Russia. It appears he was released from jail on a $3,000 USD bail and the charges were significantly reduced. Apparently he went from 'intentional grievous harm' to 'causing death by negligence' which only holds a maximum sentence of two years in prison. Apparently Mirzaev will receive time he's served in prison (since August 2011) and he will most likely be released in less than six months. It appears that some Sambo friends in high places pulled some legal strings for him. Looks like Bellator will finally upgrade their lightweight division after all.
  • I've been told that the entire Ultimate Chaos event in Biloxi, Mississippi from the summer of 2009 was rigged. Din Thomas not fighting Javier Vasquez was apparently intentional and the promoter stacked the odds in favor of Bobby Lashley to win. I've also been told that Lashley is still owed $175,000 from the promotion.
  • At Immortal Kombat II in Houston, Texas last month, Cyborg Santos was cornering his little brother, Agrimar "Cyborguinho" dos Santos. It appears that in an attempt to get his sibling hyped for his upcoming fight, he unintentionally (or perhaps intentionally) injured his little brother in the process. The fight was called off and his opponent, Andres 'The Creep' Quintana, got on the microphone and said 'sometimes these things happen in MMA.'
  • Hector Lombard vs. Mamed Khalidov is still heavily rumored to go down at KSW 19 or 20.
  • It's rumored that Authentic Sports Management (the company behind the Blackzillians) is paying Alistair Overeem to 'sign' with the camp to increase the quality of their fighter portfolio. Overeem's camp has denied these claims.
  • Apparently Eddie Alvarez has been trying to turn down his Bellator fight with Shinya Aoki for nearly a month now. Eddie's argument is that he wants a 'come back' fight before taking on top-tier competition. However, before his loss against Michael Chandler, Alvarez agreed to fight Shinya Aoki at some point in 2012. It appears Bjorn Rebney is just holding Eddie Alvarez to his previous agreement.
  • Wolfslair is slowly disbanding as an MMA camp.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:28 PM
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Ben, you thought wrong. Some of that other stuff in therewas better gossip.
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Ben, you thought wrong. Some of that other stuff in therewas better gossip.
O, I know, but this is supposed to be a family forum.

Don't worry, I already PMed Mike with the juicy stuff!
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*googles Mariah Ashton*
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*googles Mariah Ashton*
I Did...

Can someone tell me why she should get fired for this????
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What's this? A Sunday Morning Rumor Mill on Sunday evening? Egh, with a strong enough flux capacitor, it's still Sunday morning in some time zone. The first SMRM of 2013. We wish we can say that these things will be a weekly feature from this moment on, but it really depends on the response we get from this feature. If you want us to continue to deliver the SMRM every week in 2013, just let us know in the comment section. Once again, these are all rumors that have been disclosed by reliable sources within the MMA industry. Nothing is being reported. Enjoy.
  • Fallon Fox showed up to the last Invicta FC event and managed to get inside the area designated for fighters. She acted aggressive towards some of the fighters, so an Invicta FC exec asked her to leave but she refused.
  • Allegedly Fox claimed she had an AXS TV crew with her (which was false) and from what I've been told she wanted to get a confrontation with a fighter on camera to set up a future fight in Invicta.
  • Apparently Bec Hyatt had a run-in with Fallon Fox at Invicta FC 5
  • Shannon Knapp, the CEO of Invicta FC, wasn't told about this incident during the event for fear that she may 'flip.'
  • Someone involved with the UFC plans to 'come out' at some point this year. Pretty vague, I know, but we have some strong sources indicating this.
  • Ricardo Arona plans to make his MMA return in an upcoming Road FC card.
  • Something big is coming out of Japan once again. I'm not really clear on the details, but it appears that it will mix the sport of UFC with the sensation of 'drama.' That's literally all I have on this.
  • It's not really a rumor at this point, but the judge that scored the fight for Gilbert Melendez owns an affiliate Cesar Gracie gym.
  • It appears John 'Doomsday' Howard will rejoin the UFC to take part in the upcoming card held in Boston.
  • Bobby Lashley and Josh Barnett may be close to signing with Bellator. Don't be surprised if the contract is combined in someway with Impact Wrestling.
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There's nothing I want to do more than to crawl back in my bed and hibernate from the rest of the world for the remainder of the day. I have tons of emails to answer, articles to write, but if it were up to me, the light switch on the universe would be turned off for the next few hours. As always, I feel obligated to deliver the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill on an actual Sunday. It's rare when it happens, but when it does, it's like the multi-colored sprinkles on top of your MMA doughnut. Enjoy.
  • The next international season of TUF will take place between Canada vs. Australia.
  • Vinny Magalhaes went into his UFC 159 fight against Phil Davis with a pretty bad injury that he didn't want to disclose before the bout, or even after.
  • Bob Sapp has three fights lined up this year and apparently he really want to win one of them.
  • We've all heard this before over the years, but it appears that Dana White is making one last attempt to get Fedor in the ranks of the UFC.
  • Unfortunately another MMA clothing company will be going out of business pretty soon. Sad to see this one go. Bummer.
  • A grudge match between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen is slated for later in the year, but it appears that Chael Sonnen has no interest in that fight.
  • Reebok and the UFC are about to announce a pretty big deal in the next few days.
  • Expect a really advanced mobile game to launch with the release of EA UFC, which the world will be able to view at this year's E3 expo.
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Whenever you're waiting for the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, just keep in mind that I live in Hollywood, California -- which is so obviously located in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. So what may be afternoon for you is still morning for us west coasters. Also, picture me passed out on my sofa, slightly hung over, fully clothed from last night with a frozen vegan pizza unwrapped and sitting on my kitchen counter. Sure I had every intention to put it in the oven and have a tasty snack while I watched this weekend's episode of Project Runway, but the allure of horizontally positioning myself on my sofa was just too strong. I couldn't fight it, nor should you. Enjoy the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.
  • UFC has signed a deal to do a show in Singapore and another one in Macau, which will probably be labeled something geographically incorrect like 'UFC China 2.'
  • The two locations for UFC's shows in Asia will be Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and the Venetian in Macau.
  • UFC also plans to open an office in Singapore and they're actively recruiting in the area. Look for the official announcement a little bit later.
  • It appears that Bjorn Rebney may be on his way out of Bellator. Randy Couture will be the new 'face' of Bellator, but Viacom/Spike TV will continue to call the shots.
  • Bruce Buffer was paid a lot of cash for his 'It's Time' book.
  • It's not like Ariel Helwani needs anymore promotion to listen to his hit Monday morning podcast, but be sure to tune in tomorrow. Eddie Alvarez will drop the equivilant of a verbal nuke regarding Bellator.
  • UFC plans to do something special for the victims of the Boston Bomber in their upcoming Boston card on August 17th.
  • Google offered a pair of the new Google Glasses to Dana White, but he declined.
  • Bob Sapp has a part in a new Bethesda game that will be announced in this year's E3 expo.
  • It appears Brett Rogers is no longer signed with Bellator. Bummer.
  • Apparently Chael Sonnen wants to purchase the WWE after he's finished with MMA. Interesting.
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Calling today a lazy Sunday is an understatement. In fact this entire weekend has been pretty lackluster when it comes to MMA. Fortunately UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie (that's the actual title of the card, Chan Sung Jung doesn't even exist anymore) will be launching on our TVs in two weeks, so at least we have that to look towards. There's also this week's Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.


Once again, the SMRM is a collection of rumors that we've heard from within the industry that we can't publish as fact, since they're rumors -- hence the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.


For some bizarre reason, people can't understand that the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill is filled with rumors. Nothing is being reported. Reporting is for MMA journalists -- and don't you guys insult us by calling us one of those. Now, on to the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.
  • Despite being the Bellator champion, Ben Askren only has one fight left on his contract and as of Friday there has been no attempt to renegotiate his deal. The rumor is Bellator wants to let him go so he can get an offer from UFC. Bellator believes due to the generally held notion that Askren is a 'boring' fighter, the UFC will 'low ball' him which will enable Bellator to match the UFC's offer and resign him to Bellator at a drastically reduced price.
  • Bjorn Rebney ordered a promo to be created in his honor last year. The promo was completed, slated to air, and then Viacom turned down the video, which will probably never see the light of day.
  • It's rumored that Bam Bam Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov will be going down at UFC 165.
  • In regards Jimmy Smith being pushed out of Bellator, it appears someone from within Bellator wanted to fire Jimmy Smith and Viacom basically vetoed that person's idea.
  • Not really a rumor, but people believe that MiddleEasy has some agenda against Spike TV because we created a show for them and it was later killed in the post-development process. This is entirely not the case. We have no problem with Viacom/Spike TV and we would love to continue to create shows for them, however we just have incredible sources from within Bellator that's giving us inside info and we simply can't ignore it.
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