When Vinny Magalhaes (10-7 MMA, 1-4 UFC) left his gloves in the Octagon following a 14-second knockout loss to 40-year-old Australian Anthony Perosh (14-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 163, many wondered if he was retiring.
In an interview with MSN Brazil, Magalhaes shed some light on his current situation saying the following:
“I have one more fight left in my contract, but we all know that it doesn’t mean much and there’s a chance that I get cut,” said Magalhaes. “Before this fight I said I deserved to get cut if I didn’t win. I’m waiting for UFC’s decision, anything can happen, but I really don’t care, man.”
“People say that the UFC doesn’t pay much to their fighters, but if you look to the other events it’s even worse. So if they cut me, I don’t see why I should keep fighting in other events. I’d rather open my own gym than fight for little money. I stopped fighting in Jiu-Jitsu because of the financial part, so it would make no sense for me to return now. If the UFC doesn’t renew my contract, I’ll stop.”
Vinny has now dropped back-to-back fights in the octagon. Prior to being KO’d by Perosh, Magalhaes lost a lopsided decision to light heavyweight contender Phil Davis at UFC 159.
Do you think Vinny deserves another octagon appearance? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!