Vinny Magalhaes said prior to his UFC 163: Aldo Vs Jung bout with Anthony Perosh that if he lost the bout, he deserved to get cut. Magalhaes was knockout by Perosh in 14 seconds, and according to some reports he left his gloves on the octagon floor which fighters sometimes do to imply they are retiring. Magalhaes is now saying that if he gets cut from the UFC, he is going to walk away from fighting altogether because fighting is no longer a financial option for him.
Magalhaes told MSN:
“I have one more fight left in my contract, but we all know that it doesn’t mean much and there’s a chance that I get cut. Before this fight I said I deserved to get cut if I didn’t win. I’m waiting for UFC’s decision, anything can happen, but I really don’t care, man.”
“People say that the UFC doesn’t pay much to their fighters, but if you look to the other events it’s even worse. So if they cut me, I don’t see why I should keep fighting in other event. I rather open my own gym than fight for little money. I stopped fighting in Jiu-Jitsu because of the financial part, so it would make no sense for me to return now. If the UFC doesn’t renew my contract, I’ll stop fighting.”
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