Vinny Magalhaes set to un-retire from MMA and return back into the mix.

Vinny Magalhaes set to un-retire from MMA and return back into the mix.

I viewed my Twitter timeline and I saw Vinny Magalhaes retweet this:

I immediately think, “Ok, so this is a grappling tournament, because Vinny retired a few months ago. Wait, he’s wearing MMA gloves. It’s in an MMA organization. What the…?”

Vinny last fought David Branch for the WSOF Light Heavyweight Championship in October and came up short. He announced after the fight that he was retiring from MMA.

“I’m done fighting. Here’s the thing, I will still compete in Jiu-Jitsu and all that, but I don’t have to train as much as I do in MMA. It’s one of those things that takes 80% of the day. When I train for a fight, I train three times a day. It’s tough, especially when you want to spend time with your family and focus on business. It’s hard, so I think I’m done right now.”

Vinny didn’t lie. Right then, he retired. Less than 4 months later, he’s back! This is known as the ‘Floyd Mayweather Retirement’. Despite Vinny retiring and coming back faster than Donald Cerrone between scheduled fights, we are happy to see him back.

Magalhaes’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu accomplishments are off the charts and his MMA wins are wildly impressive. He’s held titles in 2 different MMA organizations and was the finalist against Ryan Bader in TUF 8. Long story short, Vinny has some serious credentials.

It looks like we will see Vinny fight in the ACB Fighting League light heavyweight division on March 11 in Manchester, England. He will join a fight card with TUF finalist, but the visa denied, Saul Rogers. UFC veterans Luke Barnatt and Danny Mitchell. Mamed Khalidov, who is an absolute monster. Bellator veteran Brett Cooper and many others.

Welcome back Vinny. We barely had the chance to miss you!