Che Mills

Che Mills

He is? He isn’t? Maybe?

What began as just another fight announcement for the upcoming UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz fight card has turned into a swirl of controversy.

The website YourMMA.tv on Saturday posted a story saying that British welterweight standout and TUF 9 alum Che Mills had signed with the UFC, presumably to fight on the promotion’s return to Birmingham, England on Nov. 5, the UFC 138 card.

Fighters Only magazine later tweeted, “che mills faces chris cope at ufc 138.”

Independent MMAWeekly.com sources confirmed that a Che Mills vs. Chris Cope fight for UFC 138 was indeed in the works and apparently agreed to, at least on Cope’s side of the equation.

But then Mills himself took to his Twitter account, sounding as if that was not true. When a fan tweeted to him, “So you’re fighting Chris Cope at 138 then,” Mills responded, saying, “I didn’t say that lol.”

Adding more fuel to the fire is the fact that a welterweight bout pitting Mills against Pride and Strikeforce veteran Joey Villasenor at BAMMA 7 on Sept. 10 has already been signed… and BAMMA officials intend to deliver.

“Che Mills is under contract to BAMMA and is scheduled to fight Joey Villasenor at BAMMA 7. Che has not been and will not be released by BAMMA,” Liam Fisher, head of business development for BAMMA, told MMAWeekly.com on Saturday.

“Nothing has changed as far as we are concerned. If deals have been made without our written approval then we will report on any consequences if and when we need to deliver them.”

MMAWeekly.com was unable, at the time of publication, to reach Mills and his camp nor Cope and his camp directly for comment.

So at the moment, it would appear that the only thing that is official is that Mills is signed to fight Joey Villasenor at BAMMA 7 on Sept. 10 at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, England.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more news as the story develops.

(Additional reporting by Lee Whitehead and Damon Martin.)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Chris Weidman: Interim title fight at UFC 184 is ‘kind of stupid’

  • 28 days ago
  • 31 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is not convinced about the need for interim titles. read news >>

Michael Bisping critical of Nick Diaz failing UFC 183 drug test, potential fight likely nixed

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Perennial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping noted earlier this week that he had "become a fan" of Nick Diaz following his UFC 183 performance against Anderso read news >>

Jorge Masvidal: Fighting Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 63 is 'taking a few steps back'

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

Jorge Masvidal isn’t thrilled with the UFC’s matchmaking and feels that the bout with Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 63 is a step back for his career. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Demetrious Johnson expects to defend his UFC title against Kyoji Horiguchi next

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

Better than Chris Cariaso right? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson has essentially cleaned house in the 125-pound division, earning victories over four of the read news >>

UFC Fight Night 60 Preview: Benson Henderson chokes out Rustam Khabilov

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Benson Henderson may not be known as a finisher, but he has proven over his mixed martial arts (MMA) career that if he gets a hold of your n read news >>

UFC denies withholding Anderson Silva payout following failed drug test

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva collected his fight purse from Nevada State Athletic Commission following his five-round unanimous decision win no con read news >>

UFC Fight Night 60 live results stream

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doesn't stage a weekend event, we normally refer to that as a "break" from the Octagon action, but it was just as busy these past two weeks thanks to a pair read news >>

Six New Bouts Added to UFC Fight Night 63 Fight Card in Fairfax | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced six new bouts for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 63 fight card in Fairfax on Monday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 60 preview: Five burning questions heading into 'Henderson vs Thatch' in Colorado

  • 24 days ago
  • 22 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns this Saturday night (Feb. 14, 2015) with an exciting UFC Fight Night 60 fight card featuring Benson Henderson making his welterweight debut against rising read news >>