UFC's Vinny Magalhaes Calls Out Matt Hamill on Twitter, Deletes Tweet

McKinley NobleCorrespondent INovember 30, 2012

Photo Credit: MyHOUSE Sports Gear
Photo Credit: MyHOUSE Sports Gear

Grappling ace Vinny Magalhaes wants Matt Hamill at UFC 157 or UFC on Fuel TV 8—but it looks like he's thinking twice about calling out "The Hammer" on Twitter.

According to a message that was deleted from Magalhaes's Twitter feed yesterday, the two fighters are headed towards an upcoming match next year. However, it appears that Hamill hasn't yet signed a contract agreement, which prompted Magalhaes to call out his intended foe.

Although the tweet is now gone, it was quickly re-tweeted by a few followers, including MiddleEasy:

Oh! RT @vinnymma: .@hammerufc all that Joe Silva needs from you is a "yes" and your signature. February 23rd or March 3rd. Your pick. — MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) November 30, 2012


Magalhaes and Hamill were both out of the UFC looking in for different reasons, but have returned to the promotion with wins in their "comeback" fights.

After suffering back-to-back losses against Ryan Bader and Eliot Marshall, Magalhaes was cut from the UFC and left to build experience in the regional circuit. "Pezao" quickly gained a 7-1 record in the next two years, capping off his stint on a public feud with Russian promotion M-1 Global.

Notably, Magalhaes left M-1 Global as its sitting light heavyweight champion, but put the belt on sale at eBay after claiming disrespect from his Russian employers.

Hamill, the UFC's only deaf fighter, recently rejoined the promotion after a brief "retirement" period brought on by back-to-back losses against Quinton Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson. In his first fight back, Hamill won a decision against Canadian light heavyweight Roger Hollett at UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada.