Jimi Manuwa explains unexpected call-out of David Haye after UFC London triumph


Jimi Manuwa explains unexpected call-out of David Haye after UFC London triumph

Ross Houston
March 19, 2017

After a slow start that featured solid takedown defense from Manuwa, "Poster Boy" caught Anderson moving backwards and landed a ridiculous short left hook that locked up the former Ultimate Fighter victor and sent him stiff to the canvas.

The full video highlights can be seen below courtesy of UFC.

After the fight Manuwa, who is ranked fourth at 205lbs, told Dan Hardy that he wants the victor of the upcoming UFC light-heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier (c) and Anthony Johnson next.


But, wanting to keep his options open, the 37-year-old dropped Haye's name in the hope of getting fight fans interested in the prospect of witnessing the all-London showdown.

Haye won world titles at cruiserweight, where Bellew is a current world champion, and heavyweight and had been talking about fighting for a belt again before the end of his career.

"I'd probably go for the UFC title fight first, the victor of "DC" and "Rumble" but, at the same time, why not have a fight with David Haye?" Manuawa also challenged British boxing star David Haye and considering what's going on with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather it's not an outlandish callout.


"I'm not interested in Jon Jones". He's a great fighter. When he comes back, I'll fight him, no problem.

"I want the victor of DC and Rumble, it's time for a title shot now", Manuwa said afterwards. I want the victor out of DC and "Rumble" Johnson.


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