UFC Weltereweight Contender Writes Speech For Fighters To Work Together

UFC welterweight contender Neil Magny wrote a speech to urge UFC fighters to start working together.

Magny wrote the speech and wanted to deliver his message during the UFC Athlete Retreat last weekend. However, the UFC would not allow him to give his speech because of a Snoop Dogg concert that was about to take place.

Since he could not deliver his speech to the UFC roster in person, Magny gave a copy of his speech to MMA Fighting. His entire speech can be read below.

“First I want to thank the UFC staff for working so hard to put this event together. Thank you guys, we really appreciate all you do.

“Second, I want to address fighter issues. We don’t need a group of fancy lawyers to speak for us, we need to speak up for one another. There are deals in place that may not please everyone and there’s not much we all can do about it. Instead of bitching about the things we can’t change, let’s work on the things that we can control within our reach. There are about 300 of us here this weekend posting about this athlete retreat on social media. By the end of the weekend, our posts will have reached millions of people.

“What if we all came together to support our colleagues the same way? If, say, Matt Brown has an idea, how well will it do if we supported it? And when the next guy has an idea, we support him or her? Let’s stop beating each other down outside of the cage and start helping each other.”

Magny is currently one of the top welterweight contenders in the UFC. He is ranked No. 6 in the official UFC welterweight rankings.

Magny is coming off a decision win against former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks. His UFC career also includes wins over Hector Lombard and Kelvin Gastelum.