Neil Magny Didn’t Want The Corner To Throw In The Towel At UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires


Neil Magny suffered a fourth round knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires.

The defeated Magny saw his leg get brutalized during the four rounds of warfare with Ponzinibbio, but was pleased that the corner didn’t throw in the towel to end the bout.

UFC 262 Betting Odds: Michael Chandler Slight Underdog vs. Charles Oliveira

“Live by the sword, die by the sword,” Magny said at the post-fight press conference. “I’m in there, I know to protect myself at all times. If I’m still in there, I’m still fighting. That choice is up to me or the referee, in case I’m not in the position to fight back or protect myself. But I think I would’ve been more disappointed in myself if I would’ve quit or if my coaches would’ve called it early. I’d rather fight tooth and nail until the last possible second and give it all I’ve got.”

Magny suffered his first loss in over a year at the event, which also saw the fighters two bout winning streak come to an end.

If there was one thing that impressed Magny at UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires, it was Ponzinibbio’s power.

“His power’s impressive,” Magny said. “Whether it was a jab or a cross or a hook, I was still looking up wondering where that punch came from. He has power in both hands, he speed in both hands, and he has good precision. The biggest thing was his own jab. The placing of his jab was perfect. He landed it right on the eye, made it pretty difficult to see, and then he did a great job of timing my own jab and throwing that leg kick. I think the majority of the jabs I threw, he was able to counter with the leg kicks, so that was one of the main things that shut down my jab, my offense, and kinda forced me to retreat a little bit.”

Even though Magny’s leg took a beating in the main event, no serious injuries were suffered according to the fighter after the fact.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web