Jimi Manuwa still on the mend, targeting June return in Sweden


LONDON – UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa knows when he wants to fight. He just doesn’t know who will stand on the other side of the cage.

But for the man known as “Poster Boy,” the name doesn’t really matter.

“There’s loads of new contenders in light heavyweight, so I’m good to go,” Manuwa recently told reporters, including MMAjunkie. “That’s what happens. There’s always new fighters coming through. It’s great for the sport.”

Manuwa last saw action in December, suffering a disappointing knockout loss to one such new name, Thiago “Marreta” Santos. The English slugger has been sidelined since then but says he’s healing from a groin injury at a promising rate and now eyes June 1’s UFC on ESPN+ 10 as the perfect card to host his return.

“We’re getting there, getting fit,” Manuwa said. “I think I’m aiming for the June card in Sweden.”

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