“If I can’t handle Magny doing that, there is no damn way I could handle Usman doing that,” says Geoff Neal

The UFC Welterweight fighter Geoff Neal believes that Neil Magny can be the right measuring stick for him for his fight against Kamaru Usman.

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Geoff Neal and Kamaru Usman
Geoff Neal and Kamaru Usman

The number 10th ranked UFC Welterweight fighter Geoff Neal is going to face the number 9th ranked fighter Neil Magny in the Welterweight contest of UFC Vegas 26. Geoff Neal is coming into this fight to win a defeat against Stephen Thompson in his last fight.

This was the first loss of his UFC career. But he came back inside the Octagon after a long period of time for this fight after recovering from congestive heart failure. And Neal believes the loss against Wonderboy helped him to push his limits further.

While talking to UFC, Geoff Neal says, “I learned that I’m able to push through things; a lot of those issues would have made people nervous and scared. I walked into that fight still believing 100% that I was going to win,”

“It would have been better if I would have had my coach there, but it never once did anything to cross my mind that I was going to lose that fight.” {H/T MMA Mania}

Now, luckily he is getting a chance to test his skills once against a veteran of the game Neil Mangy. Neal added, “Magny is someone that I trained for already, so it was pretty easy to jump right back in camp and get ready for him. He’s a tough opponent and he’s a test for me,”

“If I can’t handle his grappling and his pace, I need to reassess myself and figure out some things because I’m not going to be champion if I can’t handle his pace and his grind.” {H/T MMA Mania}

Geoff Neal believes the way to Kamaru Usman goes through Neil Magny

Geoff Neal
Geoff Neal

Geoff Neal has faced many great fighters in his career but he never faced someone who is a real grappler and Neil Magny is going to be his first challenge. He believes this fight is important because Mangy matches the fighting style of the Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Neal added, “The pace, the grind, the wrestling. Kamaru Usman the champ, he’s like that. He’ll grind you, but now he can knock you out, so you’ve got to deal with that now.”

“He’s that type of fighter he will grind you out for five rounds and try to break you and Magny tries to do the same thing. If I can’t handle Magny doing that, there is no damn way I could handle Usman doing that.” {H/T MMA Mania}

In the end, Geoff Neal believes that a win over Neil Magny will help him to get back right on track after the loss against Wonderboy. Neal added, “I just got to win. Winning handles everything. If I’m continuously winning, I’m eventually going to get where I got to be,”

“I can’t really worry about who wants this or who wants that or who is getting matched up with this person,” said Neal. “As long as I’m winning, and bonus points if I’m knocking people out while I’m winning, I’m going to get to where I need to be.” {H/T MMA Mania}

Geoff Neal concluded, “I’m still here. It’s going to be the same Geoff, the same aggressive fighter. I’ve got some new flair to my style but I’m just looking to show who I am.”

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