Here is the Tuesday edition of MMA Rumors. With fight announcements, the odd piece of breaking news and more, we figured we’d throw some rumors at you daily, well maybe. Today’s MMA rumors feature Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 2, Petr Yan vs. Marlon Moraes, Israel Adesanya with an odd mark on his arm and Chuck Liddell.
Rumor: Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports that UFC President Dana White wants a rematch between Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo.
UFC president Dana White says he is leaning toward booking a Benavidez-Figueiredo rematch for the 125-pound title
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) March 3, 2020
Benavidez has come up short on three occasions for the UFC flyweight championship. At UFC Fight Night 169, Benavidez was the only one eligible to win the championship, as his opponent Deiveson Figueiredo missed weight. Both the UFC President and Figueiredo’s team are in favor of the rematch. Are you?
Loser Gets a Title Shot?
Rumor: Petr Yan got cheeky with Triple C Henry Cejudo by saying the loser of his fight with Marlon Moraes will get the title shot
— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) March 4, 2020
A bantamweight match-up between Petr Yan and Marlon Moraes was announced on Tuesday morning. The Russian took to Twitter and with a very tongue in cheek fashion poked fun at champion Henry Cejudo. Yan said, “Loser get the title shot?” This coming after the UFC announced that Cejudo would take on Jose Aldo for the championship, despite Aldo losing back-to-back fights.
Chuck Liddell interested in Pro Rasslin’?
Rumor: Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell told TMZ Sports that he had an interest in the WWE.
When asked by TMZ Sports if Liddell would be interested in competing in the WWE he said that it would be “a lot of fun.” What do you think? Could we see the Iceman fighting for the Vince McMahon promotion?
Does Israel Adesanya really have a scrape on his arm?
Rumor: Fighters Only Jim Edwards posted a photo from ESPN on his Instagram showing a “scrape” that Israel Adesanya had on his arm. But is it really just a scrape?
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So is that just a scrape on Izzy’s arm? Well, internet doctors think otherwise. Let’s pray that it’s not a staph infection and that the UFC 248 main event is not in jeopardy.