Retired UFC Light-heavyweight fighter Jimi Manuwa has dropped hints that he might be on the verge of stepping back into the cage.
“Stay tuned,” Manuwa wrote on Twitter. “All this time off has made me realise I’m that I was truly born for this game!”
Manuwa hung up his gloves in June after suffering a 42 second head kick loss against Aleksander Rakic in Sweden.
At the time it seemed like a wise move given that Manuwa had lost his last four fights, with the Rakic finish being just one of three that had come by way of knockout, with the others being against Volkan oezdemir and Thiago Santos.
Prior to that Manuwa had been known as a deadly knockout artist himself, with five of his six wins in the Octagon having ended inside the distance by strikes against the likes of Corey Anderson, Ovince Saint Preux, Ryan Jimmo and Cyril Diabate.
“We can’t change who we are inside,” fellow fighter Lee Chadwick replied to Manuwa after his post.
“Amen,” Manua responded.
At this stage there’s no official confirmation that Manuwa is returning or word on who he might be interested in competing against, but with a UFC: London card looming on the horizon in March that could be a potential landing spot for his comeback.