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Wednesday, 05/09/2012, 12:32 pm

M-1 Global Official Calls M-1 Champion Vinny Magalhaes ‘an Unemployed Gigolo Stalker’

The ongoing war of words between Ultimate Fighter finalist, former UFC fighter and current M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion Vinny Magalhaes and M-1 Global’s director of operations Evgeni Kogan continued overnight, with the two sides exchanging increasingly heated insults via social media outlet Twitter.

Kogan described Magalhaes — his organization’s reigning light heavyweight champion — as “Douche Bigalow Fighting Gigolo” and “an unemployed gigolo stalker homophobe fighter” while ending many of his tweets with “#butthurtforvinny2012” and “#unemploymentisnotshameful.”

For his part, Magalhaes didn’t hold back either, calling his former boss a “fancy boy” and repeatedly accusing him of spending his time “anal bleaching.” In response to Kogan calling him unemployed, Magalhaes replied “I’m not unemployed you piece of sh-t, I just decided to quit my sh-tty job to move on to a better one.”

Magalhaes has been training consensus #2 middleweight Chael Sonnen in preparation for his upcoming UFC 148 rematch with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva on July 7. A highly-regarded Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert, Magalhaes has been promising his Twitter followers Sonnen will win the bout against Silva via submission.

Mixed martial arts blogger Front Row Brian further instigated the exchange between Magalhaes and Kogan, tweeting out Kogan’s personal email account and cell phone number earlier today and encouraging MMA fans to contact him directly.

The ongoing beef between Magalhaes and Kogan stems from a contract dispute which — according to Magalhaes — has M-1 Global “keep[ing] me under contract just to f-ck with me.”

Magalhaes says that, though he’s fulfilled his contractual obligations to M-1 Global, the organization has “right to exclusive negotiation” and “right-to-match period” clauses embedded in its champions’ contracts, meaning he will not fully be free to sign with and fight for another organization until July. If he were to seriously entertain any offers before then, M-1 Global would have the right to match them and re-sign him.

Magalhaes (9-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) struggled early in his career in spite of his success on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, being cut by the UFC in 2009 after two successive losses in the company. Since then he’s gone 7-1, winning not only the M-1 Global light heavyweight championship, but also the 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club submission wrestling world championship, besting MMA veteran Fabricio Werdum in the process.

Magalhaes, who is Brazilian, took criticism last month for agreeing to train Sonnen ahead of his rematch against Silva, a fellow Brazilian. Magalhaes responded that Sonnen was paying him well for his services, and that he would do whatever it took to provide for his family.


17 Responses to “M-1 Global Official Calls M-1 Champion Vinny Magalhaes ‘an Unemployed Gigolo Stalker’”

  1. danielrchargers says:

    these M1 guys also think dogs eat hay.

  2. A.James says:

    Sounds like the man has bills to pay and he’s handling his business.

    • Greg says:

      Yeah I don’t get why anybody would criticize Vinny for working with Chael. If Anderson is offended he can always pay Vinny more not to work with Chael. But Anderson is the self proclaimed GOAT so he shouldn’t have any problems anyway right?

      • BowtieAssassin says:

        Self proclaimed eh? Find one interview or article to back up this retarded claim.

        • Marcus says:

          Erm in the last press conference he said it

        • Greg says:

          Bowtie, he was talking about the only true competition for him being a clone of himself, an Anderson Silva duplicate. Do like Marcus says and check out the press conference he and Chael did in Brazil. He’s not the humble fighter you may think brotha.

      • Get rid of Fitch (forever) says:

        M-1 are just a bunch of gangsters who should not even be allowed in the U.S. Any fighters from U.S are just crazy to have anything to do with them. Perfect example how nasty or un-professional M-1 is compare them to a normal business like Bellator they did not want to lose Lombard but you didn’t hear them calling him names and being nasty. Vinny honored his contract and is ready to move on and M1-gangter true side of them comes out. I remember reading aletter posted by Bas boon about how M-1 finklestein had threatened his life and they threatened a fight promoter from Seattle. Don’t believe anything these corrupt nasty ass corrupt russian mobsters say. Vinny is a goo dude and just trying to do whats best for his family. He is supporting like 5 people in his family. He is world class bjj. anyone who might not know how ggod Vinny really is just look him up on you tube in last years Bjj world championships gainst werdum in unlimited class or whatever they call it where all the champs go for the overall title. werdum is the best of the best in heavyweight and he had 40 pounds on Vinny.

  3. RVG says:

    m1 is such a bush league operation.

    • Get rid of Fitch (forever) says:

      I read where the original investors in M 1 were trying to demand their money back and they were all threatened by Russian mobsters (finklestein and crew) to back off and shut up or else. NO B.S. they were bascially told they would never see a dime or 400 million they had sunk into M1. Its not like in U.S where you can take someone to court that doesn’t honor and agreement. M 1 has been hemorraging away millions and millions and they don’t pay their fightersd crap (except Fedor)

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