Vinny Magalhaes: M-1 you can have your belt back

source: The Underground


Royler Gracie black belt Vinny Magalhães is one of the grappling world's most accomplished athletes, in 2007 becoming the first Jiu-Jitsu No Gi World Champion in the Super Heavy Weight Division, and in 2009 taking bronze twice at the ADCCs, beating Rodrigo Cavaca,. Pe de Pano, and Dean Liste, among others.

He enjoyed less success in the UFC, losing his debut at the The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale against Ryan Bader. When in his next fight he lost by unanimous decision to Eliot Marshall, he was cut by the organization.

Since then he gone on a remarkable run, going 7-1, with five winsby submission and two knockouts, while dropping one by decision. In his second to last fight he became the M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion, scoring a submission victory over Viktor Nemkov. Magalhaes then went on to defend the M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship with a third round TKO victory over Mikhail Zayats, last Saturday.

Winning a title is usually a cause for celebration, but this is not always a usual sport. Magalhaes took to facebook, and vented his frustration.

"After rewatching the whole fight, i just realized that everytime 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 everytime he'd hit me, but not having any reaction when i'd hit him nor when dropped him. Thanks M-1, i appreciate your business, you can have your belt back."

Vinny's intentions are now plain, given that he also tweeted a request to get back in the UFC just hours after his M-1 fight:
Hey @danawhite, how many more wins do i need? @ufc in 2012 for me?



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the geek site profile image  

10/28/11 12:00 AM by the geek

Now says he selling the belt. Hahaha. I would put this on my original post but can't edit with iPhone.

the geek site profile image  

10/18/11 2:14 PM by the geek


Focker101 site profile image  

10/18/11 1:25 PM by Focker101

 Fuck beating there fighters, and being happy the checks clear, Vinny has got it right it is a point of integrity no way I would put on exciting fights for these clowns and line there pockets. You say who cares if there impartial or not, I wouldn't care either but I would expect them to have the class and respect to make it less obvious. What is M1 really doing for his career. nothing there trying to build there own product off of his name. Bellator, Strikeforce and of course the UFC can propell him to bigger better things. Cant wait to see you back in the big shows Vinny

the geek site profile image  

10/18/11 1:07 PM by the geek

I have no problem with a man who cares about respect. For M-1 executives to be rooting for Vinny to lose is very disrespectful.

flonman site profile image  

10/18/11 11:33 AM by flonman

A lot of speculation going on here but one thing is certain, Dana needs to start wearing a down vest and jeans when presenting belts in the ring.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

10/18/11 9:51 AM by chaplinshouse

Eh, I still don't see an issue. They pay you. When you go to the UFC, if Dana cheers a UFC opponent and even gives them instruction, what then, quit? It's pretty rude but as long as their checks cash and you keep pissing them off by beating their golden boys. good luck

Ray Elbe site profile image  

10/18/11 3:41 AM by Ray Elbe

Vinny brotha we gotta find a way to get you out to Tiger...Junie is out here regularly again...we'll see what happens.

Dr Violence site profile image  

10/18/11 12:33 AM by Dr Violence

LOL at asking your champion to fly to Russia and give instruction for free, and then openly rooting against him because he said no

the geek site profile image  

10/18/11 12:15 AM by the geek

Werd up!

Vinny Magalhães site profile image  

10/18/11 12:13 AM by Vinny Magalhães

Never wanted them to cheer for me. That wasnt my point... but root for the other guy AND give him instructions DURING the fight its a little bit too much imo.