Most days over the last year, Vinny Magalhaes would get up, leave his Las Vegas home and arrive at Syndicate MMA to train. Once inside and fully changed, Magalhaes would pause for a second.
“What’s my goal here right now?” Magalhaes said he would think.
Magalhaes has not fought in the last 13 months. He signed to compete in April for World Series of Fighting, but his former promotion Titan FC put the kibosh on that, claiming he was still under contract. For most of 2015, Magalhaes has been healthy and ready to go. He just hasn’t been able to get in the cage.
“It sucks to be taking all this time off from fighting,” Magalhaes said. “We do have a short career. The busier you stay, the better it is.
“Nobody is getting any younger and you feel like you’re wasting your time.”
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt is free to get back to work now. He’ll meet Matt Hamill at WSOF 24 on Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Magalhaes is hoping to beat Hamill and maybe sneak in another fight before the year is over.
Mostly, he’s just happy to be back in the cage. While out, the ….View original article