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Craig White on Facing Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130

May 26, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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MMAjunkie interviewed Craig White this week ahead of his UFC Fight Night 130 bout against Neil Magny. The fight is set for tomorrow in Liverpool, England. Below are some highlights.

Craig White on proving a point as the underdog: “I love going in there to prove a point. I perform better against better fighters.”

White on being successful as an underdog: “I’ve gone throughout the whole last 15 months being the underdog. My last fight was the only fight where I’ve been the favorite for the fight. I (came in against) Tom Robertsen, and he was a huge prospect. I hadn’t fought for almost a year, and I was moving back to welterweight. … I took on Hakon Foss, and he was a big European prospect. I then took on U.K. MMA legend Matt Inman, and put him away in the first round, as well. So after that, people started to take me a bit more seriously – and to be honest, I took myself a bit more seriously. I underestimated and underrated myself quite a lot. I think that’s what’s helped me be successful, besides being humble – just getting on with it and doing the job. But I love being the underdog, as well.”

Craig White on the fight: “At the end of the day, it’s what I’m here to do. I’m excited, but I’m just there to do it.”