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VITALY MINAKOV 22-1

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Vampire life, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    He signed a new 6 bout 300K/300K contract before the Kongo bout, so after this event he will have 3 more bouts. They all have to be in Europe I assume since he owes 20% of his money to his old agent because he lost the court case in America.
     
  2. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    Minakov is 100% to blame for this. He doesn't want to get booked in America since he loses 20% to his old agent because he lost the court case and he has a history of being untrustworthy with his contracts.

    Visa issues are not an issue anymore since he fought twice in America in 2019, then when he lost the court case in Feb. 2020, he suddenly can't get the visa to America. Ya right.
     
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  3. TheBiggestLittleTinyMan Yellow Belt

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    Kind of a weird situation, but what does Bellator care about feeding Minakov's ex manager? Just book him exclusively in Europe, they do shows there all the time, shouldn't be hard to keep him active if he wants it.
     
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  4. SokoudjouFanboy 39 tried, just 19 succeeded

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    Well, he's fighting this month. I feel like that's going to be the plan. Now that they're doing Euro shows again? Poof, Minakov.
     
  5. Mmmmmmma1234 Silver Belt

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    He's one of the best HW in the world but I don't think he ever fights in the ufc. if he does he's probably missed his prime already at 36 and he doesn't seem hungry enough give he takes years between fights.
     
  6. Feniamin Brown Belt

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    He still needs visa to fight in this European countries (regarding event in Italy he said that he didn't remember why he wasn't fighting -- event was canceled or Italy stopped giving visas to Russians/allowing them in). Also look at Bellator schedule in 2021 -- all European events are happening in October and November -- I don't think Vitaly will agree to fight that often.
     
  7. Feniamin Brown Belt

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    I remember even Taktarov said something regarding situation, like Volkov is fighting legit competition in UFC while Minakov chose to fight in Russia in mma promotion of his friend instead of fighting big names/big fighters/legit competition.

    And some answers here are weird as hell -- like UFC often allows their champs to sign with other promotions. From what I understand Ali Isaev still can't get out of PFL to sign with UFC. Reznikov with 1 fight left on his contract can't leave ACA and they doesn't book him for months (not sure if he can get visa and sign with big promotions, I am pretty sure he said that he spend time in jail or even prison).

    Also, as far as I remember, ex-manager of Minakov said that when he was asking Vitaly about fighting in Bellator, Vitaly answered that he will fight there soon but in reality it's his fighs in Russia that were announced soon. And manager said that thanks to this lies from Vitaly, relationship between manager, his fighters (Shlemenko, Koreshkov) and Bellator are worsened.
     

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