Top Five MMA Rumors of the week and analysis: 17 October, 2016
Lesnar's USADA bust, WME-IMG to bring changes to UFC, reason why GSP is not returning and more.
The cancellation of UFC Manila left the weekend void of UFC action. But this didn’t stop the MMA world from speculation about the talking points which were floating around. As the card for UFC 205 seems to be set, UFC 206 was one of the points under discussion. The return of Georges St. Pierre seems to be off for the time being and there were some rumored reasons for the same.
Conor McGregor getting knocked out cold was another rumor that surfaced. Brock Lesnar also features in the list. With that said, here is a closer and detailed look at these rumors that circulated on the Internet this past week.
5. WME-IMG to bring in their people
The impact of WME-IMG buying UFC is still yet to be fully seen. Although we have seen glimpses of this, a landscape changing move from the party is yet to be made. The rumors suggest that it could come soon. Recently Dave Sholler announced that he was set to depart from UFC. He will follow the footsteps of Joe Silva. According to rumors, this will only be the start of things.
WME-IMG is looking to bring in new backstage executives into UFC and the company is expected to undergo a full-blown change by January. The appointment of Mick Maynard was one of the recent moves that WME-IMG pulled for and we can expect similar moves in the coming months.