Neil Magny will not wait for Khamzat Chimaev
Neil Magny is ready to fight Khamzat Chimaev but is not ready to wait as the undefeated prospect continues his recovery from COVID-19.
Magny clinched an impressive victory over Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 26 last weekend.
Immediately after the event, Chimaev social media to call Magny.
“@NeilMagny you then fight against me,” Chimaev wrote. “Don’t run like a chicken We’ll see who slaps who in the cage @danawhite”
‘The Haitian Sensation’ enjoys the game against Chimaev but is not ready to put his career on hold for the young Swedish fighter whose last three fights have all been abandoned.
“I’m at this stage where Khamzat is this great competitor. I can definitely fight it and move my career forward. But at the same time, I can’t put my career and my life on hold to hope he gets better, ”Magny said at the UFC post-fight press conference on ESPN 24.“ The guy has pulled out of three fights in the past few months. So for me sort of putting all my eggs in one basket and waiting for it hoping it’s ready this summer, that’s just silly on my end.
“I think if he puts health first and he can actually finish a camp and show up for a fight, then of course that’s a fight I’m really interested in. But when it comes to putting my life on hold for him, I have things I want to accomplish that time is not my best friend at this point, so I can’t wait for him. “
Magny is aiming for gold in the UFC but is more interested in providing for her family.
“At the end of the day, the end goal is to win the title and become the UFC champion. But I have to be realistic about the path I will take to get there, ”said Magny. “I’m one step away from never fighting again. I am on one occasion never to fight again. So I have to pay attention to this and be aware of it. I have a son to support myself, so thoughts cross my mind when it comes to how long I sit and wait for my next fight. At the end of the day, the gold belt would be great. But supporting my family is my number one goal at this point. (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)
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