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Winning streaks are difficult to come by at the top level of MMA, and Neil Magny has earned every step of his.
The Ultimate Fighter season 16 alum has had an incredible campaign in 2014 as he's found victory in all four of his showings in the calendar year. While four wins in a year would be enough for most fighters to stop and appreciate, the 26-year-old Colorado transplant isn't done yet. He's going into territory few of his peers have traveled and will get his fifth fight within a 12-month period. Furthermore, he will tie a benchmark if he's successful in getting his fifth consecutive win in 2014, and it will make an impressive statement in the process.
"All the hard work is finally paying off," Magny said. "I've really been putting in a ton of hard work to improve as a fighter and what I've been able to do in 2014 really shows that. I had a rough patch last year and it made me question if I should even be doing this or not. But after taking a step back, I knew this was what I wanted to do and I was going to get back in the gym with more effort and belief than ever before. I kept working hard and one thing led to another. Now, here I am with a four-fight winning streak and I have another one lined up with a chance to make it five straight."
Georges St-Pierre received medical clearance on his injured left knee from his doctor in Los Angeles on Friday, UFC President Dana White told UFC.com.
It should have been the greatest moment of Johny Hendricks' life, and in a lot of ways it was, but as the UFC welterweight champion approaches his December 7 rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, looking back at his title winning effort in March produces what he calls some "bad memories and good memories."