Geoff Neal has had to pull out of UFC 292 due to “undisclosed medical reasons,” according to a statement from his representative to MMA Hook on Wednesday. This comes after Ian Machado Garry, Neal’s planned opponent, shared a video seeming to verify the withdrawal.
In the video, Machado Garry berated Neal and seemed to hint at a potential fight with Neil Magny, a fighter he had previously challenged following his latest win. The fight would serve as a replacement for the event scheduled for August 19 in Boston.
“Geoff Neal is a coward,” stated Machado Garry on the Twitter video. He questioned, “What is God revealing to me now? Is this God granting me my earlier request?”
Magny seemed open to the fight after being called out by Machado Garry, but the matchup with Neal had already been arranged. Machado Garry repeatedly mocked Neal online, even going so far as to wear a t-shirt featuring Neal’s mugshot from a 2021 arrest related to DWI and weapons charges.
On Wednesday, Magny shared a photo on Instagram that depicted him signing what seemed to be a contract. The caption read, “When an opportunity of a lifetime presents itself, one must act within the lifetime of that opportunity.”
The Machado Garry versus Neal fight had been slated for the pay-per-view segment of the UFC 292 event on August 19 at TD Garden. The main event for UFC 292 is a bantamweight championship bout between the current titleholder Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword UFC 292
Why has Geoff Neal withdrawn from UFC 292?
Geoff Neal has withdrawn from UFC 292 for “undisclosed medical reasons,” according to his representative.
Who is hinted at as a possible replacement for Geoff Neal in UFC 292?
Ian Machado Garry has hinted at Neil Magny as a possible replacement opponent for the Aug. 19 event in Boston.
What was Ian Machado Garry’s reaction to Geoff Neal’s withdrawal?
Ian Machado Garry cursed Geoff Neal in a video and appeared to suggest a fight with Neil Magny. He also questioned the divine intervention in this change of plans, wondering if this was an answer to his previous request.
Where and when is UFC 292 scheduled to take place?
UFC 292 is scheduled for August 19, and the event will be held at TD Garden in Boston.
What is the main event for UFC 292?
The main event for UFC 292 is a bantamweight championship bout between the current titleholder Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.
How has Neil Magny responded to the possibility of replacing Geoff Neal?
Neil Magny welcomed the matchup after being called out by Ian Machado Garry and posted a picture on Instagram signing what appeared to be a contract, expressing readiness for the opportunity.