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50 Cent backs Jimi Manuwa to shine at the 02 Arena

50 Cent believes in the Poster Boy
50 Cent believes in the Poster Boy.

UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa has received support from an unlikely source ahead of his main-event clash with Alexander Gustafsson at the 02 Arena this weekend, with rap mogul 50 Cent using Twitter to back the 'Poster Boy'.

Manuwa has yet taste defeat since becoming a professional mixed martial artist in 2008, rattling off 13 straight stoppage victories in decisive and destructive fashion.

Thanks to a hook-up with SMS Audio 50 Cent has spread word of the 'Poster Boy' with 7.39m followers on Twitter that the London-based brawler is worth watching on Saturday night, as he bids to take down the UFC's number one contender for the light heavyweight title.

50 Cent posted: "Check out my man @posterboyjm UFC he ready. #smsaudio"

Manuwa responded with his training mantra #lionseatfirst, a message he will need to practice as well as preach in his bid to take advantage of the chance of a lifetime.

Gustafsson represents a formidable challenge and has mixed with the very best at elite level in the UFC, most memorably in a razor-thin defeat to light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones last September.

Despite being ranked outside the top 10 in the light heavyweight division Manuwa can definitely gatecrash the title picture with a career-best win on home soil this weekend.

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