Neil Magny vill inte jämföra sig med GSP trots rekordetMMA & UFC NYHETER – SVERIGE

Med en submissionseger över Daniel Rodriguez denna helg blev Neil Magny den som vunnit flest matcher i UFC:s weltervikt. Han anser dock sig fortfarande vara långt ifrån att vara den främste welterviktaren någonsin.

Neil Magny anser att GSP fortfarande är den främste welterviktaren någonsin

Magnys 20:e seger i viktklassen gjorde att han gick förbi legendaren Georges St-Pierre som pensionerade sig efter att ha tagit 19 vinster i UFC-weltervikten.

Trots bedriften säger Magny nu via MMA Junkie att han inte vill jämföra sig med St-Pierre då han ännu har mycket kvar att uträtta:

One of the biggest things I’ve had to come to terms with more recently is just appreciating the guys that came before me, and realize that I’m creating my own path in the UFC. It’s real easy to add the mental pressure both in the fight and after the fight is over, where you feel like you came up short or could have done better when you’re constantly comparing yourself to other people.

I believe Georges St-Pierre is the greatest welterweight of all time. It was cool to be able to get to the point that I have the most wins [in welterweight history] in the UFC right now, but I just have to accept that his career is far different than mine. I can’t look at Georges St-Pierre’s career and look at what he’s done in the sport and feel like I fell short, or didn’t accomplish enough ,because that’s just added mental pressure that I don’t need.

Även om Magny ständigt varit rankad inom weltervikten i flera så har han ännu inte fått chansen att fightas som en titel:

This is a lot of pressure. I feel like if I buy into the hype and constantly compare myself to GSP, when that day comes for me to walk away from it, I may have dark shadow over my head like, ‘You had an OK career, but you were no GSP.’

I accept that. I know I’m not GSP. I’m Nel Magny. I’m comfortable with my own name in the history books and blazing a path for myself.

Satsar fortsatt på titeln och att utöka rekordet

Om 20 segrar inom weltervikt låter imponerande så är Magny nu redo att lägga till ännu fler vinster till sitt rekord. Han lovar även att hans jakt på titelmatchen är hans främsta prio vilket är ännu en anledning att utöka rekordet:

It’s great to be the all-time winner or whatever else, but at the end of the day, I want the stamp on my career. I want to be labeled the champion for the rest of my life, and that’s not something someone is going to give me. I have to go out there and get it.

I do appreciate the win against Daniel Rodriguez tonight. I do appreciate holding the record for most wins in the welterweight division but that’s not the end goal for me now. Maybe five years from now, 10 years from now, I’ll look back like all right, that was good enough. But right now, I still want to be called UFC welterweight champion and I definitely feel like I can get it done.

Vill möta Burns

Helst av allt skulle Magny vilja ta ett rejält steg uppåt i motstånd vid sin nästa match då han bett om att få möta Gilbert Burns vid den kommande galan UFC 283 i dennes hemland Brasilien den 21 januari.

Efter att Magny förlorat mot Shavkat Rakhmonov i sin senaste match vill amerikanen nu ta sig an ännu en toppgrappler för att bevisa att han utvecklats dramatiskt inom den aspekten:

If you look at my last fight, I lost via submission and it was a very frustrating loss for me. Gilbert Burns, in my opinion, is the best grappler in the division right now. So for me to go out there and test myself against another great grappler shows all right, am I just going to chalk up my last fight, it’s a loss, you can learn from it and move on, or am I just going to say I had a bad night in the office and have an excuse.

I feel like I did a lot of growing in that fight against Shavkat, and I feel like challenging myself against a good grappler in Gilbert Burns is just going to go out there and show it. I guarantee it will be an exciting one either way.

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