After declining UFC contract, Jimi Manuwa set to defend UCMMA belt - Page 2 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Super Heavyweight
 
joshua7789's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by UFC_OWNS View Post
he needs to fight some good american wrestlers and elite strikers and beat them before going to the ufc, so with that said he needs to sign a contract with bellator and go 3-0 or 4-0 there and then sign with the ufc.
Doesnt Bellator have champions clauses in there contracts? According to Markovsky, being champion doesnt really pay in that organiztion either. Also, beating bellators LHW's wouldnt prove much. Their champ just lost to Travis Wiuff. Thats not to impressive.
joshua7789 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:44 AM
You're not terribly important to me
 
UFC_OWNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sell me this pen
Posts: 15,258
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshua7789 View Post
Doesnt Bellator have champions clauses in there contracts? According to Markovsky, being champion doesnt really pay in that organiztion either. Also, beating bellators LHW's wouldnt prove much. Their champ just lost to Travis Wiuff. Thats not to impressive.
It be more impressive than beating 2-0 cans in england.


Jim Norton
Nick Dipaolo
Dave Attell
Dave Chappelle
Bill Burr
Joey Diaz
Colin Quinn
Bob Kelly
Rich Vos
Patrice O'Neal
Louis CK


UFC_OWNS is offline  
post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Colossal-weight
 
John8204's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8,960
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshua7789 View Post
Doesnt Bellator have champions clauses in there contracts? According to Markovsky, being champion doesnt really pay in that organiztion either. Also, beating bellators LHW's wouldnt prove much. Their champ just lost to Travis Wiuff. Thats not to impressive.
Dude Wiuff had 50lbs on M'Pumbu, and M'pumbu almost beat him!
John8204 is offline  
post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 09:18 AM
Super Heavyweight
 
joshua7789's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by John8204 View Post
Dude Wiuff had 50lbs on M'Pumbu, and M'pumbu almost beat him!
Wiuff is one notch above a can on a good day and came in on weight.
joshua7789 is offline  
post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 09:26 AM
Panic-wrestler
 
UKMMAGURU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,996
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshua7789 View Post
Bamma seems to be making an attempt at growing, maybe they are trying to lock guys into multi fight deals. That could be a point of contention for fighters that are eventually trying to go to the UFC. Just a guess.
They already have Marquardt and Watson tied to exclusive deals.

Manuwa needs to be banging on the door of Bellator/BAMMA/MFC etc

Nice Wuk Ariel
UKMMAGURU is offline  
post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 10:50 AM
Elusive
 
mattandbenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 2,092
                     
I like Bellator but their contracts get fighters locked in for long term deals. I think he should have another fight against a more notable fighter, maybe McSweeney or Ricco or someone like that, before moving to UFC. He did look great last night though.



FORMER UFC CPL CHAMPION

CPL RECORD: 5-3

Events Attended: UFC 120, CWFC 45, CWFC 52
mattandbenny is offline  
post #17 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Bantamweight
 
slapstick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 687
                     
Signed with BAMMA: http://mmaweekly.com/bamma-signs-top...weight-fighter

Quote:
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.

BAMMA’s head of Development, Liam Fisher, see’s the signing of Manuwa as a key step in adding depth to the roster.

“Jimi is a great fighter with a huge career ahead of him. We’re very happy that he’s chosen BAMMA as his new home,” Fisher told MMAWeekly.com. “We’re in the process of building each weight division, including the 205s. With this in mind, it makes perfect sense to sign the UK’s best light heavyweight fighter.”

Providing injuries remain a thing of the past, Manuwa will be stepping out onto the canvas for the Dec. 10, BAMMA 8 show in Nottingham, England.
BAMMA are really stepping it up, I'm impressed I really hope they sucseed.


http://issuu.com/love2fightmag/docs/...4_february2013
Issue 4 of UKMMA Magazine LOVE2FIGHT
Features Andy Ogle, Jack Mason, Mark Godbeer
No download necessary, view online!
slapstick is offline  
post #18 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 01:31 PM
Elusive
 
mattandbenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 2,092
                     
Bit dissappointing as BAMMA have no lightheavyweights! Was hoping UFC or Strikeforce would sign him up, or even Shark fights or someone like that.



FORMER UFC CPL CHAMPION

CPL RECORD: 5-3

Events Attended: UFC 120, CWFC 45, CWFC 52
mattandbenny is offline  
post #19 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 01:37 PM
Bantamweight
 
slapstick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 687
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattandbenny View Post
Bit dissappointing as BAMMA have no lightheavyweights! Was hoping UFC or Strikeforce would sign him up, or even Shark fights or someone like that.
I'm sure they won't leave him on his tod, they need to expand and they are doing so, if BAMMA keep expanding and maybe even get a sky sports deal they could pressure the UFC to increasing it's presence here, exiting times


http://issuu.com/love2fightmag/docs/...4_february2013
Issue 4 of UKMMA Magazine LOVE2FIGHT
Features Andy Ogle, Jack Mason, Mark Godbeer
No download necessary, view online!
slapstick is offline  
post #20 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 01:39 PM
Elusive
 
mattandbenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 2,092
                     
I'm a big fan of BAMMA, they have good fighters from featherweight to middleweight, but LHW and HW there are none of them! I guess if they sign 3 or 4 good guys then it'll be ok, but i cant see that happening.



FORMER UFC CPL CHAMPION

CPL RECORD: 5-3

Events Attended: UFC 120, CWFC 45, CWFC 52
mattandbenny is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome