Vinny Magalhaes not retiring, fights Monson in Hawaii in Nov


Vinny Magalhaes entered the UFC on a five-fight win streak, and extended it with an armbar win over gor Pokrajac. However, following a decision loss to Phil Davis and a KO loss to Anthony Perosh in just 14 seconds, Magalhaes was released by the organization.

The 29-year-old 'Pezão' (the nickname means large foot) contemplated retirement, and made an announcement of sort to the effect, but has decided instead to keep fighting. Magalhaes will fight Jeff Monson at Global Warrior Challenge 2: USA vs. Brazil on Nov. 9 in Hawaii. The fight will be contested at heavyweight.

"I never really thought of retiring," Magalhaes told MMA Fighting. "I made those comments within 24 hours after I had lost a fight, so I was still a little frustrated, and I was being too emotional with my responses. That's why I haven't said a thing since. I needed to clear my mind before starting to speak about my next moves."

Monson, 42, has also lost the last two fights.

The 42-year-old Monson has also lost his last two fights in a row, to Magomed Malikov and Alexey Oleinik.


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MCchoke site profile image  

8/25/13 12:26 PM by MCchoke

Monson will box Vinny up.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

8/25/13 9:20 AM by Bobby Lupo

M-1 is getting a pretty deep HW division of Russian speakers. Time for Vinny to go back and ruin their Russian party

NorthFromHere site profile image  

8/25/13 6:44 AM by NorthFromHere

One of the better match ups for Vinny

kertsbs site profile image  

8/25/13 12:56 AM by kertsbs

any reason why anyone in MMA would care about this fight? Nothing against either, but worthless fight for MMA. Would be an interesting Grappling match.

The Winter Soldier site profile image  

8/24/13 2:20 PM by The Winter Soldier

War Snowman!!!!!!!!

BJ Penn is Irish site profile image  

8/24/13 1:55 PM by BJ Penn is Irish

Interdasting. I like both but I will be rooting for Vinny. Would love to see a grapplers delight fight!

oplix site profile image  

8/24/13 1:50 PM by oplix

No disrespect to Monson but when you fighting Monson you ARE RETIRED.

armbarring site profile image  

8/24/13 12:26 PM by armbarring

How the hell does he recover so fast?

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

8/24/13 12:12 PM by ChaosOverkill

Squeeze his head off Jeff!

JoeRogan420 site profile image  

8/24/13 12:11 PM by JoeRogan420

Renato Laranja will not be happy.