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Now a Free Agent, Vinny Magalhaes Fielding Offers

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Former TUF season 8 runner-up and current M-1 Global Light Heavyweight champion Vinny Magalhaes was dismissed from the UFC before he could prove that he had great potential. The multiple World Jiu Jitsu Champion and ADCC gold medalist has gone 7-1 since his departure from the UFC and acquired the M-1 Global light heavyweight title in his 4 fight run with the Russian organization. Unfortunately the honeymoon with M-1 Global has ended and Magalhaes has been attempting to wait out his employers, so he can get out of his contract, and continue his career under a new banner.

Magalhaes and his representative Steve Pacitti stopped by to talk to the guys at MMAJunkie.com, to shed a little light on Vinny’s current situation, his falling out with M-1 Global, and how he is fielding offers from other MMA organizations, due to his recently awarded free agency. Magalhaes and Pacitti did not tip-toe around the point that the UFC were one of the organizations that were interested in signing Vinny. Pacitti was quoted as saying. “Yes, we’re negotiating with the UFC right now,” Pacitti said. “There are others, but the UFC is certainly in line. The UFC is definitely attractive.”


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Post #1   3/21/12 12:01:31AM   

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Post #2   3/21/12 12:15:36AM   

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I'm glad he won't be fighting for M-1 anymore. He's got a ton of potential. I'd like to see him run through a Bellator tournament but I'd also like to see him give the ufc another shot.

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Post #3   3/21/12 1:31:21AM   

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Posted by Budgellism

I'd also like to see him give the ufc another shot.



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Post #4   3/21/12 5:24:27AM   

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Theres a few good wrestlers at 205 in the UFC, would love to see Vinny tap out some guys.

Post #5   3/21/12 9:18:06AM   

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I'm still not so sure he'd do too well in the UFC just yet.

Sign him to a 3-fight deal in Strikeforce first.

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Posted by emfleek

I'm still not so sure he'd do too well in the UFC just yet.

Sign him to a 3-fight deal in Strikeforce first.



It really makes sense to do that. If he performs well then he can cross right into the UFC, rather than him going somewhere else first like Bellator, where if he does well they can lock him up for a while.

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Posted by emfleek

I'm still not so sure he'd do too well in the UFC just yet.

Sign him to a 3-fight deal in Strikeforce first.




I agree but there are a few fighters in the UFC that I think he could beat and get his name out there. Cyrille Diabate, Aaron Rosa, Anthony Perosh , Kyle Kingsbury.

Post #8   3/21/12 9:57:02AM