Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vinny Magalhaes

Vinny Magalhaes, the current M-1 light heavyweight champion may have just quit. Some of you may remember Vinny from season 8 of the Ultimate Fighter series. Vinny was a finalist on that season losing to Ryan Bader. After that fight he lost to Eliot Marshall and was released by the UFC.

Since then, Vinny has been on a roll. Magalhaes has gone 7-1 since his release and is currently riding a 5 fight win streak. In all 7 of his victories since being cut by the UFC he has finished every opponent. 2 fights ago, Vinny won the M-1 light heavyweight title by submitting then champion Viktor Nemkov via gogoplata neck crank. After his first title defense against Mikhail Zayats, in which he TKO'd the Russian, Vinny went back to watch the tape.

According to Vinny, he was appalled at what he saw.

"After re-watching the whole fight, I just realized that every time I fought for M-1 against a Russian fighter, I was the hand picked guy. I mean, I am assuming that after seeing one of the M-1 directors rooting for my opponent every time he'd hit me, but not having any reaction when I'd hit him nor when I dropped him. Thanks M-1, I appreciate your business, you can have your belt back."
Immediately after this statement, Magalhaes shot a tweet to UFC president Dana White asking how many more fights he needed to win to get back into the UFC.

Time will tell how this all plays out, but for now, it appears that Magalhaes has vacated his M-1 title and is desperate to get back into the UFC.

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