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Jim Manuwa signs with BAMMA

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Fresh off another impressive knockout victory this weekend at UCMMA over Nick Chapman, British light heavyweight fighter Jimi Manuwa is BAMMA bound following his signature on an exclusive four-fight deal.

Once rumored to be courting an offer from the UFC, Manuwa has opted to continue building his level of experience and looks to maintain momentum having battled injuries over the last 12 months. He is currently riding a perfect 10-0 undefeated record.

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Post #1   10/24/11 12:37:11PM   

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I like his approach. Instead of heading straight to the big show, he wanted to build experience outside. How many guys have made the jump too early and wound up looking for anither job after 2 straight loses or 1 really bad fight? Too many. I'll be looking for him to some more noise in BAMMA and when he's ready, on a UFC undercard

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Post #2   10/24/11 12:53:18PM   

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I really like this guy. Turned down two UFC contract offers so he could gain more experience in the lower levels before hitting the big show. Have a feeling this will do wonders for him.

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That's a great story. I had never heard of this cat before, but I am definitely gonna look him up now. I'm rooting for him to continue on undefeated until he's ready for the big time

Post #4   10/24/11 3:56:17PM