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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Manhoef out of retirement to face Slowinski, Kreshnik

Following his disappointing semifinal loss to eventual winner Gegard Mousasi at the Dream middleweight grand prix last September, Dutch knockout machine Melvin Manhoef announced his retirement from active competition in a panic reaction to spend more time with his wife and children. Overworked with seventeen bouts in seventeen months leading up to the Mousasi fight, “Marvelous Melvin” just needed a break to recharge his batteries.

Apparently he used a rapid charger, as the 32-year-old kickboxer has ditched his retirement just two months after announcing it, which beats even Paul Daley’s four-month resignation this spring.

Manhoef will take on Polish-Australian Paul Slowinski in an alternate bout at the K-1 World Grand Prix Final in Yokohama, Japan on Dec. 6. The powerful slugger also has another kickboxing bout scheduled next year against Belgian top talent Rustemi Kreshnik on Feb. 8 at It’s Showtime in Antwerpen, Belgium.

Whether the popular former Cage Rage light heavyweight champion will stay with kickboxing for the moment or make a full comeback to MMA competition as well is undecided at this time.

Had a feeling his retirement wouldn't last. Good to see he is still doing MMA.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 09:19 AM
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That has to be a record for the shortest retirement.

Im happy to see him back, I love watching the guy.
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Hope he picks up some tdd
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Originally Posted by yorT View Post

Had a feeling his retirement wouldn't last. Good to see he is still doing MMA.
He isn't, necessarily. That's what the article says anyway.

This is kickboxing, no news on him doing MMA yet.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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This is good news, I hope he returns to MMA.

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Screw MMA, I'd much rather see this guy show what he's best at in K-1.

He's a very small guy for the HW division, but I still see him getting past alot of guys. Slowinski however, is a solid dude.
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