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    The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill



    The first Sunday Morning Rumor Mill on the new site, and after one of the most historic nights in MMA history. This week's SMRM is Anderson Silva heavy, as many of you would expect. I know many of you are still trying to grasp on to some sort of understanding after the wake of Chris Weidman's KO over The Spider. Well, don't read this feature for any closure. In fact, this is just going to bring more questions than it will answers.

    So check out this week's edition of the MiddleEasy Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, and enjoy the few hours you have left until you're forced to go back to work.

    --This week's rumor mill would be meaningless if we didn't discuss Anderson Silva and him intentionally losing to Chris Weidman at UFC 162. One theory states that Anderson Silva was simply tired of defending the title and in order to do other things with this combat sports career (like boxing Roy Jones Jr.) he needed to lose a fight to lower his status in the MMA world.

    --Another interesting theory regarding Anderson Silva losing is that Silva was consulted before the fight to take a dive in order for Chris Weidman to be the champion and place further pressure on New York legislatures to legalize MMA in the state.

    --An Instagram picture was recently released of Nick Diaz claiming he wants to fight again in the UFC. That picture (and corresponding message) is rumored to be released by Nick Diaz's ex-girlfriend, not him.

    --Apparently if Anderson Silva successfully defended his belt at UFC 162, Roy Jones Jr. was going to enter the cage and challenge Anderson Silva to a match. Unclear as to what 'match' it was, but it's safe to assume it would have been boxing.

    --Not really a rumor, more like a confirmation that I'm probably not supposed to tell you guys. However, as of last night, EA Sports will alter Anderson Silva's stats in the upcoming EA UFC game being released next year.

    --Not only Vitor Belfort, but Michael Bisping blew up Dana White's cell phone asking for a title shot against Chris Weidman.

    --Someone allegedly bet $1 million on Chris Weidman last night and Las Vegas is investigating it.

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    Title should be changed to "The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill: Anderson Silva Edition"

    All of this conspiracy theory is bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Title should be changed to "The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill: Anderson Silva Edition"

    All of this conspiracy theory is bullshit.
    im not saying it was a conspiracy, but there was something very strange about that fight, Think about it. Anderson pre-fight interveiw, his walk out...... The whole fight was just odd

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    Anderson taunts people, and he mixes in devastating shots in with it. He didn't land those shots, and Weidman froze him up when he was doing his Matrix dodge maneuver. Weidman caught him, and that was the only thing out of the ordinary. Don't believe me? Re-watch the fight and count how many devastating shots just miss or Weidman defends against. Anderson was trying to win while showboating, like he always does when he gets his feelings hurt because someone actually had the nerve to believe that they could beat him. I think a serious Anderson probably wins 8 out of 10 if Weidman can't consistently hit takedowns, but Weidman is capable of hitting takedowns, and he is apparently capable of putting Anderson to sleep.
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    I think if a rematch happens, it's in Anderson's best interest to have it happen as soon as possible. Weidman may have figured out the puzzle that is Anderson Silva and he's still continuing to improve. Weidman is this good now so who know's how much he'll improve in the next six months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    I think if a rematch happens, it's in Anderson's best interest to have it happen as soon as possible. Weidman may have figured out the puzzle that is Anderson Silva and he's still continuing to improve. Weidman is this good now so who know's how much he'll improve in the next six months?
    Still trying to convince yourself eh lol?
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    The rumors are just that. The fact is Weidman is a legitimate title holder. He studied, planned and executed. Silva is an arrogant man. He fought as he always does. Up to this point he's been breathing some rarified air. I don't like Silva as a person, but these accusations are appalling. He would never throw a fight
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    No convincing needed, Roaddawg. Who won? Who knocked the other guy out? Who is the champ? I'll even make this test multiple choice. A) Weidman B) Chris C) The All American D) all of the above
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    I would bet on Anderson if a rematch were to happen, it's not going to. I think Anderson picks his next few fights and maybe,maybe fights for a title one more time, then retires. I don't think were going to see another fighter like him for a very long time, not meaning as dominate,just as talented and graceful in combat.
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