Neil Magny attended the UFC fighters retreat over the summer and shortly after the event, vowed to work with other fighters to start a support network.
However, the fighter has seen some opposition to his support network and other fighter organizations, but Magny says the fighters themselves are their own downfall.
“It’s not going so well at all, actually,” Magny said at the UFC 215 media day. “It’s pretty sad that, like, the fighters’ biggest downfall is the other fighters. I know that people are like, trying to turn it into saying ‘it should be us against the business,’ but in the reality of the business, it’s just, fighters are looking out for themselves and are screwing over all the other fighters.”
One of the biggest fighters organizations to start up in the past few years was the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), but they haven’t been heard from much in recent months.
Magny believes he is doing everything he can on his end to support all the fighters and their outside opportunities.
“I’ve been trying to stay true to my word and support every person I can,” Magny said. “I followed over 100 other UFC fighters and [if anyone has] an appearance coming up or a seminar coming up, I’ll share it, I’ll retweet it, as soon as possible. Some guys are catching on and doing it was well, but some of them are like ‘ehh, whatever, I’m done.’”
UFC 215 takes place on Saturday, September 9 from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.