Neil Magny hasn’t stopped campaigning to fight Khamzat Chimaev, so what’s the hold up?

UFC president Dana White recently said fighters were “100 percent” afraid to fight Chimaev despite what they may say on social media, but none have been pushing harder for the fight than Magny (25-8 MMA, 18-7 UFC).

Chimaev (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) proceeded to call out an array of top contenders including Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, but Magny wants to remind him that he’s been right here waiting all along.

I know a guy who’s ready!”

I know a guy who’s ready!

— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) December 3, 2021

The unbeaten star was quick to respond, warning Magny.

I come for you, get ready skinny boy

I come for you, get ready skinny boy

— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) December 3, 2021

“I’ve been ready!”

I’ve been ready!

— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) December 3, 2021

Based off his strength of schedule, few could question Magny’s intentions. The 34-year-old, who’s coming off a unanimous decision win over Geoff Neal at UFC on ESPN 24 in May, has been in there with the likes of Kelvin Gastelum, Demian Maia, Hector Lombard, Rafael dos Anjos and Santiago Ponzinibbio, to name a few.

Chimaev has looked nothing short of dominant since starting his pro MMA career. “Borz” is coming off his biggest win to date, steamrolling Li Jingliang in the first round at UFC 267 in October.


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