Top 5 MMA Rumours of the week and analysis: 3rd October 2016
CM Punk in UFC, Conor McGregor retirement, Nick Diaz and more.
The announcements for UFC 205 and the buildup to UFC 204 created a memorable week for the MMA fans out there. Amidst all these, the UFC Fight Night in Portland gave the fans something worth remembering as John Lineker and John Dodson delivered a main event fight that would be remembered for a long time.
Some movements in Bellator and Rizin proved to be the cherry on top on an eventful week. The rumour mill was buzzing due to all these developments. It had some interesting stories that were good to be dissected and in the following slides, we are going to take a closer look at them.
#5 Brock Lesnar to have more MMA fights
Brock Lesnar’s MMA career was put to an absurd halt after his USADA violation following UFC 200. The Beast fought against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 and was one of the biggest draws for the pay-per-view which was plagued by numerous problems including the bust of Jon Jones, who had to pull out of the main event in the last minute.
According to the latest rumours, the MMA career of Lesnar is far from over despite the confusion. Jim Ross fueled the rumours during a recent interview where he said that Lesnar could take a leap into MMA once his WWE career comes to an end.
This was followed up by Rampage Jackson who called out Lesnar and guaranteed a beat down. Lesnar is yet to respond and if he is indeed returning to MMA, there will be a lot of things to sort out.