In the 202nd UFC: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 held on August 20, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, Neil Magny was defeated by Lorenz Larkin in the first round.
It was tough to watch the fighter you look up to lose. But respecting the game and accepting defeat with humility made him more than a winner. Who remember when Neil Magny, after his tough loss from Demian Maia, even attended his BJJ seminar last January? Just like BJ Penn did with Matt Hughes and Alexander Gustafsson with Phil Davis. Wish some of the fighters have wisdom like this. Let go of the pride and learn.
Neil Magny may have lost yet people would say keep his head up and that they are proud of him in social media. This is what a real fan base is win or lose. For me, he is one of the most admired, loved and respected personality in the octagon. Losing don’t make him any less. Indeed, form is just temporary, class is permanent.
The fastest rising welterweight is back. No he is not yet stepping back in the octagon, but in making his german fans happy. Neil Magny was the guest fighter in last week’s UFC Hamburg (UFC Fight Night 93) alongside former welterweight champ Matt Hughes and octagon girl Luciana Andrade. They went to visit Germany to promote the event and interact with fans.
The 170 pound warrior is back to work and working on getting better. I am looking forward to seeing the no. 8 welterweight fight and work his way to the top again. If anybody can get themself a quick turnaround – this man absolutely can!
Photo credits: Neil Magny, UFC