Jimi Manuwa Teases Fight News

December 29, 2017 6:26 pm by Drake Riggs
Jimi Manuwa

The United Kingdom’s best Light Heavyweight has been looking for a fight ever since his last one ended. Understandably so, Jim Manuwa’s bout with Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 did not quite go as planned. The Brit was looking at a potential title shot with a big win over the man from Switzerland. Instead, it was Oezdemir stealing the shot with his early KO over the surging Manuwa. But now it sounds like he’s finally got an opponent. UFC London on March 17 is looming…could this be where Manuwa’s next fight will take place? Perhaps in the main event? Manuwa took to Twitter to tease some news.

Fight news coming soon…I’ve been lucky enough to be able to not have camp through Christmas and spend with the family , now it’s back to the money. Camp is on!!

Manuwa showed his frustration a few weeks ago when he said he was declined by two fellow top 205ers. Those fighters being Glover Teixeira who just recently defeated Misha Cirkunov and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Shogun’s last fight was back in March when he TKO’d Gian Villante in the third round.

These pussys are declining fights to hold on to their positions. What’s the point in rankings if your not gonna fight the top guys. #pussys

Glover declined. Shogun declined.

Manuwa has been one of the Light Heavyweight division’s most prominent finishers since his arrival in 2012. Amazingly, sixteen of Manuwa’s seventeen wins have come by the finish(all but one have been a knockout or TKO). All three of Manuwa’s career losses have only come to fighters who have fought for the title so it’s not like he’s lost to pushovers.

Who do you think Manuwa will fight next?

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 12/29/2017.


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