When Gunnar Nelson was forced out of his May 27 UFC Liverpool showdown with Neil Magny, the UFC began a frantic scramble to find Magny a replacement opponent. They’ve now succeeded on that mission.
Contrary to Jorge Masvidal‘s repeated calls for a short-notice 180-pound catchweight scrap with Magny, Magny will instead battle Octagon newcomer Craig “The Thundercat” White.
This bout was announced on the UFC Europe twitter account.
In an incredible display of class, Magny recently offered to donate $15,000 of his purse to a Kickstarter fund for a sick young girl if the UFC was able to find him an opponent for May 27.
Whatever your opinion on the dude this is a classy move.