Vinny Magalhaes May Have Retired From MMA After Tough K.O. Loss To Anthony Perosh



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UFC 163, Saturday night (Aug. 3, 2013) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was hugely successful. However not all fighters had a great evening.

Elite grappler Vinny Magalhaes, who was the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 runner up, took a tough 14 sec K.O. loss to 40-year-old Anthony Perosh on the “Prelims” under card.

Anthony Perosh had actually called for a bout with Vinny Magalhaes and the UFC brass answered, booking the fight. Both are jiu-jitsu black belts, but according to Magalhaes, Perosh was not at his level and he said about Perosh, pre-fight:

“I don’t want to sound like I’m talking shit, but Anthony Perosh sucks. He has good jiu jitsu, I mean, he’s like the best guy in Australia, as far as jiu jitsu goes, but there’s just him and his brother. If you’re the best guy, you should have at least 20 guys to compete against. When it’s just you and your brother, being the best guy in your country doesn’t really mean much.”

Perosh answered in the best possible way and blasted Magalhaes with a right right hand in the opening seconds that rocked him and sent him crashing down on the ground. The ‘hippo’ tend added two more shots before the referee stopped him and called it a night for Vinny. The whole fight last just 14 seconds.

according to MMA mania Magalhaes showed that he wanted no more of his MMA career:

“After the fight, Magalhaes reportedly took his gloves off and laid them on the Octagon mat, a symbol — much like in wrestling — that many perceive as his retirement from the sport. Weeks prior to the bout, Magalhaes suggested he should be cut if he failed to beat Perosh.

And given his past track record with the promotion — 1-4 over two stints — the hammer was most likely about to come down from the UFC front office, again.

If this truly is the end for Magalhaes in MMA, he leaves behind a fighting career that saw him do well outside of the Octagon (9-3-1), but struggle inside of it. While Magalhaes MAY likely not fight again for UFC or in MMA period, the jiu-jitsu black belt can always return to his roots and compete in grappling tournaments where he flourished, holding impressive victories over current top UFC contenders Glover Teixeira and Fabricio Werdum.”

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