Jimi Manuwa reminds me of another Jimi – Jimi Hendrix. Both were artists in the supreme, both could melt faces with their blistering skills and both would leave grown men crumbled to their knees, in awe of their power. The only difference is that Jimi Hendrix would go about his day embracing smack and cementing his legacy, while Manuwa is laying the smackdown day to day and building a legend.
Yes, Manuwa lost his first fight to the rightful number one contender in the light heavyweight division, but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Unless you love barbiturates like Jimi Hendrix.
Jonathan Shrager of WHOATV tracked down Jimi Manuwa and together they discussed UFC: Dublin, the state of MMA across the pond, and of course, Conor McGregor.