Morning Report: Vinny Magalhaes and WSOF exec engage in Twitter blowout

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

World Series of Fighting certainly had an interesting evening. Kicking the night off with Josh Burkman asking for his release, a spat between UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes and WSOF Vice President and match maker Ali Abdel-Aziz quickly spiraled out of control into an uncomfortable and frankly embarrassing back and forth.

Chiming in on Burkman's contract situation, Magalhaes pegged Abdel-Aziz as the impetus for the welterweight wanting out of the promotion. Once Abdel-Aziz responded the action really took off (Warning: Some language below is NSFW).

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Thankfully, it seems cooler heads prevailed before things went further.

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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via friendoftheworld.

Poll: Will Rumble upset Mr. Wonderful?

Phil Davis, "Mr. Wonderful", has been airing his grievance that he deserves a title shot. Victories over Machida, Lil Nog and Alexander Gustafsson support his argument. His defeat from Rashad Evans indicates that he may need some development before a title shot. Can Phil Davis wrestle with Jon Jones?

The fact that Davis compares Jon Jones to "gingerbread" shows that he may be overlooking a dangerous opponent in Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. In his last five wins, Johnson owns three impressive knockouts. Johnson has serious power at light heavyweight. Certainly, he has more striking power than "Mr. Wonderful". Johnson was able to outstrike a fairly technical, yet chiny, Andrei Arlovski.

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