News Jimi Manuwa hints at comeback from retirement: 'I was truly born for this game'

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by HoFF, Jan 30, 2020.

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Do you think it's a good idea for Jim to come back to MMA?

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  1. HoFF Full Send Banned

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    Not trying to be a hater, but Manuwa should stay retired for the sake of his long term health. He has been KO'd in devastating fashion multiple times & will not come close to touching Gold imho.

    But hey, if he can come back and put a few wins together... all the power to him.

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  2. Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    He was born to get knocked the fuck out!
     
  3. Emjay I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!!! DON'T KILL HIM!!!

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    He gon die
     
  4. Nandez Blue Belt

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    Lost his last 4 fights. Turning 40 yrs old in a couple weeks. What could go wrong?
     
  5. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    isn't he closing in on 40? bruh, don't do it.
     
  6. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Revitalized Manuwa torches his way to a top 15 spot before getting sent packing again.
     
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    Give him Santos again
     
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    Chinni is kill or be killed
    Hope he comes back
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  9. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Who's a pillow fist LHW he can get some confidence back?

    Has an exciting style but can't stay awake long enough to impose it

    Edit: Unrelated but SMH worthy. Searched UFC rankings and W -145 list is empty. They didn't bother putting any names because there's not 10
     
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    If he tucks his chin and lands that leather he can put anyone out.

    Some time off probably refocused him. If he wants to fight again that's great. The man hits like a truck.
     
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    Make him fight Cowboy and we will see all the casuals jump into the Manuwa 2.0 train.
     
  12. moogie101 Brown Belt

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    Must be tough as at one stage he was 14-0, and over here on the UK scene he was being billed as a future megastar, he even won his first three in the Octagon & he has wins over OSP & Corey Anderson so he's no chump. But he lost his last four & every time he's stepped up in competition in the Octagon he lost.

    In under a month he's 40 & I can't see what improvements he can make to his notoriously weak chin that makes a UFC return a success. These are the times where Dana should be saying no, however we all know he'll be happy to have a "name" older fighter who he can sacrifice to the next up & coming prospect to build them up without a thought about the older fighter's future health.
     
  13. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    Cowboy would KO Manuwa
     
  14. Benoitthegr8 Filthy Pensioner Platinum Member

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    He’s from the same mold as Overeem, glasscannon....

    The kinda guys I love to watch, always a brutal finish
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  15. tmnpothead Teenage Mutant Ninja Pothead

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    Feed him to weidman
     
  16. BEER 1312 Platinum Member

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    He's a glass canon and not particularly large, so a move to Heavyweight probably wouldn't benefit him very much.

    He could take some mid-level matchups to pad his bank account. Fighting isn't all about championships. Sometimes mid-level dudes can put on good fights.
     
  17. Zebra Cheeks Thicka Then A Bowl of Oatmeal Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I’d be down. Win or lose he brought us some entertaining fights, and that’s something I can always get behind
     
  18. Axe720 Red Belt

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    Probably not a good idea. If he does return, give him Weidman or someone else who is just as likely to get stopped as he is. Also this finish is still one of the most aesthetically impressive in recent memory - plus it sounds like someone getting hit with a bat.

     
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    I always felt he started too late. Considering he started at 28 years old his punching form was pretty good. Had he started earlier he might've been able to earn a title shot at some point.
     
  20. egk Gold Belt

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    Gus rematch. Winner gets to stay unretired for one more fight.
     

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