TUF 16: Team Carwin Takes Lead, Neil Magny Says “Winning Was a Big Relief”
By FCF Staff
Team Carwin moved to 1-0 lead in the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, as Neil Magny worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Cameron Diffley.
The win took place in the season’s second episode, after the season premiere featured the opening round of action and each team’s selection. The team’s respective coaches are UFC heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson.
“Winning was a big relief. To be able to get that first fight out of the way and enjoy the house felt good,” Magny was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “The pressure was off and I actually got a good night’s sleep. I think the fight went well. I did a good job keeping the fight standing. I didn’t allow him to work his game and it worked out pretty good for me.”
“I kept coming forward and attacking and was really trying to win the whole time,” Diffley said, while discussing the loss. “But I think this fight brought out some of the holes in my MMA game and some things for me to work hard and improve on to be a better fighter in my next fight. It was little depressing when I got back to the house after my loss, it took a little of the energy out of my team. But we knew we had to moved forward and get right back into the competition.”
TUF 16 airs Friday nights on FX.