Neil Magny Shares Humble Response To Overtaking Georges St-Pierre for Most UFC WW Wins: ‘GSP Is The Greatest’

"Magnum" reacted to getting the most wins in UFC welterweight history with a modest response backing "Rush" as the best ever

Neil Magny, Georges St-Pierre
Credit: Neil Magny, Georges St-Pierre (via Instagram)

Neil Magny shared a humble response after overtaking Georges St-Pierre for the most wins in UFC welterweight history.

This past Saturday, grizzled veteran Magny faced Daniel Rodriguez in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 64. Magny put in an impressive performance that saw him dispatch ‘D-Rod’ in the third round of a competitive contest. The win put Magny ahead of former two-division champion Georges St-Pierre as the leading fighter on the list of most wins ever in the 170-pound weight class in the UFC.

Neil Magny reacts after getting the most wins in welterweight history over Georges St-Pierre

During the post-fight press conference, Neil Magny shared a respectful response to getting the most wins in UFC welterweight history. He ruled out a comparison with Georges St-Pierre, widely regarded as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.

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

“I believe Georges St-Pierre is the greatest welterweight of all time. It was cool to get to the point that I have the most wins in 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 what he’s done in the sport and feel like I fell short or did not accomplish enough. That’s just added mental pressure that I just don’t need.”

Magny says he’s not GSP & is carving his own path in the sport

‘The Haitian Sensation’ argued that he has moved on from making comparisons and is confident in his own journey.

“If I start to bind to the hype and constantly compare myself to GSP when that day does come for me to walk away from it, I may have a dark shadow of my head where it’s just kind of like, ‘oh yeah, you had an okay career but you’re no GSP.’ I accept that. I know it. I’m not GSP. I’m Neil Magny and I’m carving my own name in the history books and blazing a path for myself.”

Following the win, Neil Magny called out former title challenger Gilbert Burns for a possible showdown in the promotion’s return to Brazil in January for UFC 283.

Published on November 6, 2022 at 3:01 pm
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