Vinny Magalhaes' $100,000 troll: M-1 Global belt sale

source: The Underground

Vinny, you've got some splaining to do!

STEP ONE in world trollination: Get pissed off with M-1 Global

UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes won the M-1 light heavyweight belt last April and defended it in October, but then found himself in a long, public squabble with M-1 management. He and M-1 director of operations Evgeni Kogan have exchanged nasty insults over Twitter after Magalhaes was not happy with the fights the Russian-based promotion was making, and Kogan supposedly coached one of Magalhaes' opponents from ringside, a huge no-no for a promoter who should be unbiased.

Since Magalhaes said he is through his contract and wants to move on from the promotion, he has no reason to hold on to the belt.

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STEP TWO: Put title belt on EBay, announce on UG.

M-1 Light Heavyweight Championship Belt (on Ebay)

From: Vinny Magalhães
Member Since: 3/16/06
Posts: 2312

Auction started at U$ 0,09 (with FREE shipping!)

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STEP THREE: Goad M-1 Global management

Vinny Magalhaes ‏ @VinnyMMA
@Evgenikogan Hey buddy, you wanted your belt back? #placeyourbid it's on @ebay :)

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STEP FOUR: Watch Ebay bidding soar, announce sale for $100,000

Bidding was at $99,999, with over a week to go, but the item has now been withdrawn. Maghalaes announced via Twitter that the belt sold for $100,000.

SOLD!!! $100k

Fighter's Only details the story

The auction went live yesterday and started at under one dollar with an offer of free shipping. It quickly exceeded even Magalhaes’ wildest expectations, topping $20,000 in a few hours.

Concerns were raised that the numbers may have been bumped up by fake bids, either from trolls or from friends of the M-1 organisation.

But inspection of some of the big-number bidders’ accounts showed that there were definitely some legitimate entities in there. Among them was a sports memorabilia dealer, who was the first bidder to take the auction over the $90,000 mark.

Shortly afterwards the auction was closed, and it is thought that an arrangement may have been reached with this particular dealer.

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STEP FIVE: Fess up

Vinny Magalhaes ‏ @VinnyMMA
So you really thought the belt was for sale?

J. Grooms ‏ @JGroomsMMA
redbelt level trolling

Vinny Magalhaes ‏ @VinnyMMA

Ariel Helwani ‏ @arielhelwani
I hope this doesn't mean you lied to me and the viewers yesterday.

Vinny Magalhaes ‏ @VinnyMMA
eBay sent me a MSG saying that most bidders were fake.

Vinny Magalhaes ‏ @VinnyMMA
last real bid was at 5 dollars

saving face due to legal ramifications? Hmmm

Vinny Magalhaes ‏ @VinnyMMA

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.. or is it?



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1/27/14 9:53 PM by KZTT_FawkingxD


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5/17/12 2:55 PM by Sierra Nevada

Crack head who blew himself up.I forget exactly what happened.

NONURINAUMANA site profile image  

5/17/12 8:25 AM by NONURINAUMANA

$5. Fuck that's sad. At least 10% would have gone to charity.

Jump Kick site profile image  

5/17/12 8:14 AM by Jump Kick

Looks like Vinny was reverse trolled by the Russians, the $100,000 mark must have meant something behind the scenes, maybe one day Vinny will share the full story behind the auction.-jk

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5/16/12 9:52 AM by Grizzly Gym

[quote]Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman - [quote]William Colosimo - [quote]Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman - [quote]Fernando Alonso - [quote]myjawhurts -  Does vinny even own this belt? Who spends 99-150k on a belt from M-1? If you buy a stolen belt are you an accessory to a crime? <img style="vertical-align: middle;" alt="Phone Post" border="0" src="/images/phone/apple.png" /> [/quote]  Of course he does.  He won that betl not renting it.  Even in the UFC I think you get  a new belt for each title defense. [/quote]Are you fucking stupid? A new belt every defense? <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>[/quote] I think I'll quote this before you can delete it [/quote]So what happens to the belt they walk out with? [/quote] 

ILikePsych site profile image  

5/16/12 8:59 AM by ILikePsych

 I bid more than that. Did eBay tell you who the trollz were? 

TecHNieK site profile image  

5/16/12 7:25 AM by TecHNieK

how do you figure?

Kommata site profile image  

5/16/12 6:11 AM by Kommata

uhmm.. so are we supposed to get mad?if anything vinny looks like a fool

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5/16/12 3:13 AM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much


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5/15/12 9:40 PM by jhendo79

Fuck M-1, hope Vinny makes cake off that belt