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Manuwa outlines plan for global domination

PUBLISHED: 18:11 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:21 05 October 2010

Jimi Manuwa

Jimi Manuwa

Jimi Manuwa reckons he can become one of the world's most feared fighters after lifting the Ultimate Challenge UK light-heavyweight title

By JONATHAN CLEGG

Jimi Manuwa reckons he can become one of the world's most feared fighters after lifting his first MMA title with a crushing defeat of Ryan Robinson.

Explosive newcomer Manuwa was crowned Ultimate Challenge UK light-heavyweight champion in only his fifth pro fight at the Troxy, Stepney on Saturday night following a clinical first-round destruction of veteran Robinson.

The 29-year-old, nicknamed Poster Boy, recorded a stunning knockout after just two minutes as former Cage Rage champion Robinson was overwhelmed in the main event on UCUK's Relentless show.

And Manuwa insists that his devastating triumph proves he is capable of competing with the toughest fighters in the world's top competitions.

He said: "I feel I can do anything I want in this sport. I think I can go all the way to the top and compete with the best in the world.

"I know I've still got a lot to learn, but I learn very quickly. I've only been fighting a year and I've destroyed everyone I've fought.

"I look at people like Anderson Silva and the top American fighters in UFC and I feel I can get to their level. I can see it in my future. I'm learning every day and I'm getting better in every fight."

In the co-main event, fan favourite Jean Silva made a successful return from a spell on the sidelines by overcoming AJ Wenn with a second-round submission.

Brazilian Silva has been out of action with a knee injury, but his technical skill proved too much for promising lightweight Wenn.

Roman Webber made short work of late replacement Colin Gough in a light-heavyweight clash, while Team Tsunami ace Jack Mason came through a tough tussle with Shahid 'No Pain' Hussain.

In the fight of the night, popular Michael Pastou earned a unanmious decision over former team-mate Jamaine Facey in a thrilling welterweight encounter.


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