Vinny Magalhaes: 'I don’t want to fight for M-1'


Marcus Kowal spoke with Ultimate Fighter season 8 vet and M-1 Global light heavyweight champion, Vinny Magalhaes.

Magalhaes has had an amazing 2011 year so far. Going up in weight in the ADCC tournament to compete in the 99kg and over division. Defeating the reigning champion Fabricio Werdum by points to earn his first ADCC gold medal.

Also having gone 4-0 this year in his mma career, with victories over Robert Scott, Jake Doerr, Viktor Nemkov, and Mikhail Zayats.  Capturing the vacant M-1 light heavyweight championship along the way.

Shortly after Vinny’s last fight there was a falling out with M-1 Global.

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Koga site profile image  

11/13/11 5:21 AM by Koga

My bad, self management has worked for Vinny's career so far, why change it? Lots of good advice on here, I'm sure walking away from your M1 contract will only help you to get into the UFC - hold off until Dana offers you the title shot you deserve.

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11/13/11 4:39 AM by Lorenzo Luciano

I'm sure he gives a fuck what you think dickbreath

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11/13/11 2:18 AM by D241

 Hey Vinny- You are one of the rare mma guys I didn't like. I didn't like how you were portrayed in TUF. I just want you to know, I have seen alot of you on the UG, in interviews, and I am glad I have figured out the real you.  You're a real honest guy and that's hard to come by.  I hope you don't change. Your interview left an impression on me regarding M1. Regarding Koga, you have the right to speak out, doesn't say anything in your contract about saying what you said right...I just hope that your contract doesn't have any bullshit that lets them try to fuck you somehow outta spite. Regarding your fighting career, I'm not just saying this to kiss ass(I've done enough of that already, see above), but you are young talent that shows TONS of promise.  I mean, to have your grappling credentials, and to win via knockout your last fight. That is crazy nice!! Your striking the whole fight looked lightyears from where you were just 2 years ago.  Keep up the dedication, you only have a short window so make the most of it. Everything you're doing, speaking your mind, training, your goals, staying out of the party life(you're a dad now homie), keep doing the right thing!!

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11/13/11 2:05 AM by Vinny Magalhães


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11/12/11 4:59 PM by Glovegate

Uh oooooooooooohhhhhhhhKoga = skooter 2.0?

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11/12/11 4:13 PM by Dongbar13

i hope the ufc gives vinny his shot! his ground game could be very interesting in the striker heavy division TTT for vinny

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11/12/11 3:04 PM by Asian Keyboard Warrior


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11/12/11 2:51 PM by DaHomewilder

Yeah! Shut the fuck up Koga you leech.

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11/12/11 2:37 PM by WatchinMMA

Proverbial hbomb has landed clean

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11/12/11 2:33 PM by TheSkywalker

Vinny shouldn't retire from grappling until he rematches Daniel Valverde :)Also, while I agree with his complaint, I think voicing it was the wrong thing to do. Now M-1 can probably ice him for months so he's cold for his next fight, or pull strings to get him fighting against some roided monster who had his russian paperwork faked.One way or another, he'll be in the UFC again