#11 ranked UFC welterweight Geoff Neal is on a seven-fight win streak, the last five in the UFC. In his last fight, he TKO'd Mike Perry, and in the fight before that, he TKO'd Niko Price winning a $50,000 performance bonus. "Handz of Steel" was scheduled to fight Neil Magny at UFC on ESPN+ 33 on August 29 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV, but he almost died; the fight is off.
"These past few week have been crazy, and that's putting it lightly," wrote Neal on his social network. "It's really hard to try to find an eloquent way to say 'I almost died.' So screw it.. I almost died. ... This really put a lot of things into perspective for me. Never did I ever think I would be hooked up to a dialysis machine before my 30s. Everything was going well for me. Was training every day, making money at work, just signed a contract for a huge fight, then BOOM, life hit me with a check hook. I'm just glad to be home after having to spend 1 week in the ICU. Stay healthy out there y'all and listen to your body at all times."
Magny will now fight Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN+ 33.