English lion Jimi Manuwa is ready to eat but is apparently struggling to find a meal.
“Poster Boy” is hoping to rebound from a disappointing summer loss to current top contender Volkan Oezdemir but says he’s having trouble getting anyone to sign on the dotted line.
Manuwa (17-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) took to Twitter today to call out his 205-pound peers and said both Glover Teixeira (27-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and Mauricio Rua (25-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) have turned down potential matchups.
Manuwa currently sits at No. 8 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings. Prior to the quick loss to Oezdemir, Manuwa had earned back-to-back knockout wins over Corey Anderson and Ovince Saint Preux.
Manuwa is certainly a prime candidate for a featured slot in the UFC’s March return to his native England at UFC Fight Night 127, but he needs a logical opponent. In the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, Teixeira is currently ranked No. 7, while Rua sits at No. 12.view original article >>