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Neil Magny On Trying To Stay Confident Going Into His Fight With

Andrew Ravens

Rodrigo Goiana de Lima

Neil Magny heads into UFC Fight Night 43 this Saturday and he will be fighting Rodrigo Goiana de Lima. With Magny being on a two fight winning streak, he is just trying to stay confident.

“Before, I just had this doubt in the back of my mind like, ‘Oh, man, I’m in the UFC, said Magny. Am I good enough to stay here? Am I good enough to go against a top guy?’ I just started to doubt myself. It’s something that I’ve always dealt with, but being able to open up and go to my coaches and have them on the same page as me has helped me a lot. Loren Landow, my strength and conditioning coach, picked up on it right away.”

Magny has 2 knockouts, 2 submissions and 5 decision victories in his MMA career coming into this fight. He has been submitted twice in his career as well. He made his UFC debut against Jon Manley at UFC 157 back in February of 2013 and won the fight via Unanimous decision. He lost to Sergio Moraes at UFC 163 in August of 2013 via 1st Rd Triangle Choke. He lost to Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight Night – Fight for the Troops 3 back in November of 2013 via Unanimous decision. In his last fight he beat Gasan Umalatov at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014. Therefore, making him 2-2 in his last four fights.

“I would go to squat like 365 pounds, and I’d be like, ‘I don’t know if I can do it coach. It’s kind of heavy. I might hurt me back.’ He’d be like, ‘Neil, screw that. Go in there and lift that weight. You can do it.’ I dropped down, lifted the weight up, and I did it. Just having someone else notice your goals and help you work toward them really helped out a lot.”

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