Magalhaes finally free from M-1; door open to UFC return


Champions generally don't leave their promotions while in the midst of a title reign, but that's exactly the route that Vinny Magalhaes is planning to take. As he tells it, the decision to part ways with M-1 has been a foregone conclusion for months, and the impetus came smack in the middle of his last match.

Last October, Magalhaes was in the midst of successfully defending his light-heavyweight championship against Mikhail Zayats at an M-1 show in Phoenix when his manager Juan Sanchez heard M-1's director of operations Evgeni Kogan openly rooting for and instructing Zayats.

"Once that happens, I don't know how you can trust somebody," Magalhaes told MMA Fighting.

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bknumber1 site profile image  

3/19/12 1:15 PM by bknumber1

I will believe it when it is signed, but hope it works out. I enjoy watching him put it on fools!

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3/19/12 10:38 AM by SC MMA MD

Hopefully will be watching Vinny fight back in UFC real soon...

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3/19/12 10:17 AM by slugshot331

TTT for Vinny being in negotiations with the UFC!!!

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3/14/12 11:56 PM by slugshot331

Could it be?!

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3/14/12 5:36 PM by 2JupitersTooMany

  Vinny Magalhaes 12 minutes ago via Twitter · ‎:)

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3/14/12 5:32 PM by beanouno

Vinny just tweeted :)

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3/14/12 3:36 PM by UGCTT_Shope

Vinny's a beast, hope he gets signed.

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3/14/12 3:27 PM by slugshot331


JonnyW site profile image  

3/14/12 3:01 PM by JonnyW

Nice tuck. Vinny was also pretty much just a BJJ guy, a great one at that, in his first run in the UFC. As we have seen in his recent fights that is not the case anymore. That punch to head kick combo was a work of art. Dana sign the Mega Anus!

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3/14/12 2:31 PM by biggator

nice. congrats. cant wait to see