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Midnight Mania! Ian Garry draws Neil Magny as UFC 292 replacement foe

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Earlier on Wednesday, news broke that Geoff Neal was injured and forced to withdraw from his planned UFC 292 contest opposite Ian Garry. It’s a major blow to the pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled to go down next weekend (Sat., Aug. 19, 2023) from Boston, Massachusetts, a pivotal Welterweight contest between ranked contenders fueled by bad blood.

Predictably, Garry wasn’t impressed with the pullout. “Geoff Neal has bitched out,” Garry tweeted-and-deleted (via MMAJunkie). “I’m still showing up in Boston ain’t no one stopping me …”

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Later in the day, Garry dropped the video featured above. Putting on my internet detective monocle, it seems pretty clear to me (and just about everyone in the entire social media sphere) that Garry believes longtime Welterweight contender Neil Magny is going to fill in for the injured Neal on just 10 day’s worth of notice!

That’s a big ask of any Welterweight, but Magny is proven in this regard. He’s willingly jumped on difficult short-notice opportunities time and time again, so stepping up against “The Future” would not be new territory. Adding fuel to the flames is Magny himself, who posted a picture signing a new contract.

MMA Junkie later confirmed the bout was signed for UFC 292.


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