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Dear Lord, Vinny Magalhaes’ M-1 Belt is Currently Worth Over Fourteen Thousand Dollars


(Oh, come on, Vinny. You know that a belt is worthless once it has been in the bathroom! Photo courtesy of @VinnyMMA

Although we feel like we didn’t really get to know Vinny Magalhaes that well during his run on TUF 8 that took him all the way to the show’s finals, watching how he’s responded to his whole M-1 contract debacle has only endeared us to the guy all the more.

If you’re not familiar with the story, we’ll give you the gist: After winning the M-1 Light Heavyweight title back in October of 2011, Magalhaes got fed up with the promotion after they failed to offer him a single title defense under his contract, opting to attempt and resign him under a new one instead. M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan began a “he said/she said” contract dispute with Magalhaes that left the ADCC champion on the shelf for the rest of 2011 and all of 2012 to this point. After finally being told that he has been released from his contract, Vinny decided to put his belt up for sale on Ebay, figuring that it would at least sell for the 20 dollars worth of scrap metal it was composed of.

The bidding officially began on May 13th, and at a steal of just nine cents. It now stands at 14,600 dollars. 

What. The. Shit.

We have no idea what kind of person spends that kind of money on that kind of belt, so we’ve decided to come up with a few of the most likely options:

1. Dana White is buying the belt so he can place it next to the contract the UFC offered Fedor and a NEW contract for Vinny Magalhaes. He will then vlog himself setting fire to all three and pissing on the remains to put out the flames.

2. Chael Sonnen is buying the belt because he has been banned from Wal-Mart ever since ordering Mike Duke’s wife to build him some patio furniture, and the plastic on his current belt is starting to crack.

3. Tim Sylvia is buying the belt, along with one of Jake Shields’ EliteXC belts and the vacant DREAM heavyweight belt to try and convince Dana White that he is now a multi-promotional, multi-divisional champion, and finally deserves a shot in the UFC.

4. Unbeknownst to Vinny, the belt contains a microscopic map etched in crystal that will lead one to the lost city of Atlantis. Indiana Jones and a rambunctious group of Nazi’s are currently engaged in a bidding war that will determine the very future of mankind.

Feel free to add to the growing list of conspiracy theories in the comments section.

-J. Jones

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linzhancb- May 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm
http://tinyurl.com/top4biz
Fried Taco- May 15, 2012 at 8:01 am
And the latest update: This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available. If only some journalist could find out what happened...
newlife387- May 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm
The people who are bidding on this are not very intelligent if they don't intend to pay they better lawyer up
NinjaVanish- May 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-1-Challenge-Light-Heavyweight-Championship-Belt-Vinny-Magalhaes-Belt-/140753282701?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20c58ca68d

its at 99,999 USD lol. Was it made out of the skin of one of Fedor's vat grown children?

Vadim Finkelchtein is spam bombing this ebay with no intention of paying up, as one last fuck you to Vinny.
Get Off Me- May 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Frank Mir is buying it so his kids won't have to fight over who gets a belt when he passes away.
UFCFightBlogger- May 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm
M-1 Global is so sad, thats why no one wants to fight for them. They totally screwed Fedor and now he can't even get a fight in the US. Those guys are jokes. Here is hoping Vinny can get a contract with Strikeforce or the UFC so he can showcase his skills.

Check out this article about Vinny http://www.ufcfightblogger.com/news/chael-sonnen-hires-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-black-belt-vinny-magales-prepare-anderson-silva-ufc-147/
Sloppyspray- May 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm
Currently at $99,300.00
Fried Taco- May 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Sheesh, check out some of the items Vinny has purchased on eBay, like this beauty here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251011464408#ht_500wt_948
Fried Taco- May 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Nick Diaz finally figured out a way to win a belt without having to show up for the fight.
Cheeseburger Eddie- May 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm
I'm willing to bet the highest bidder is one of those Shieks who bought part of the UFC alst year, you know those Middle Easterners love their gold.
tp24890- May 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm
F U DANA! THE BELT IS MINE! 98k! beat that price you bald fuck!
fightfan- May 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Usually I get a security warning from my virus software to stay away from this site when I type cagepoto.com into the address bar.

Today I was actually LUCKLY to make it to the site. When I started looking at Vinny's M-1 belt, I was taken to baidu.com or something similarly spelled. It was some kind of Chines/Japanese google type search page. I couldnt read it because it was in Chinese or Japanese lettering.

You guys REALLY need to look into the malware/phishing cap in you site
DangadaDang- May 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm
What kind of computer do you have? I've been experiencing some issues myself as of late, and we are trying to get our tech support to figure out the problem ASAP, but that is no easy feat. Trust me, we are doing whatever we can to fix this, so send your issues to tips@cagepotato.com so we can relay the message. Also, correctly spelling "potato" could help at least some of your problems.
Puntoklup- May 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm
I just checked it out.. It's now at 96,000 bucks now.. That's prob what he has made in all of his fights combined lol
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