Nothing Else Matters: Angela Magana Returns from Car Crash to Headline Rock-N-Rumble 6


Angela MaganaUp until now, Angela Magana feels she’s been largely gone overlooked, but that’s about to change as she makes her NAAFS debut at Rock-N-Rumble 6 on Friday night in Cleveland.

“I think the problem in the past with my fights is that nobody’s been able to see them,” said Magana. “All these other fighters are getting a lot more press because their fights are being shown. I always put on a good fight and I know I’m going to do well, so this is a great time to shine.”

For Magana to even be able to compete in the NAAFS is something of a blessing, as earlier this year a car crash could have easily derailed her when it looked as if she might have re-broken her back.

Luckily, doctors determined that Magana had avoided that fate, but still, after being laid up in the hospital then later confined to a walker and a body brace, returning to fighting was no small feat.

“To be honest, for most people that would be really hard, but I had broken my back before and was in a much worse place than I was this time,” Magana told MMAWeekly.com.

“I decided to do a Greco roman wrestling tournament and competed two weight classes above (my normal one) against men and took first, so that was kind of my test to see if I had hurt anything and felt any pain, but I felt great and I’ve been training since.”

Magana’s return to fighting will not be any easier than her recovery, as she faces highly regarded 125-pound standout Jessica “Evil” Eye on Friday night.

“Anybody who’d look at her record and my record would say for me to take her down and submit her or work ground and pound, but I exchanged (standing) with Barb (Honchak) pretty well when we fought, so maybe I’ll work more towards standing up with (Eye),” said Magana.

“No matter what, win or lose, it’s going to be an exceptional MMA fight. Every fight minus one, I’ve always gotten Fight of the Night, even when I lost. All I know is that I’m going to fight my heart out and I’m really excited for the fight.”

Even though she’s an underdog and fighting on the main event of a televised show, Magana is not one to let her surroundings get the best of her. As she explained, “As soon as that person and I make eye contact and we’re in the cage, the whole world disappears.

“It’s just me and her and I don’t think about anything else. I’m in the moment at that point. I don’t see anything else or hear anything else and nothing else matters.”

Though she’s currently filming a documentary, Magana is more than willing to take fights anywhere she can get them as long as she has opposition willing to stand up and face her.

“I’d love to have more fights, but a lot of girls don’t want to fight me,” she said. “I feel a lot of people duck me because they only want to fight someone they’re certain they can beat; they don’t want a hard fight.

“I hope I can maybe have such a great performance that somebody picks me up for something else. I’ll fight anyone from 115 pounds to 125 pounds, as long as I get fights. (No matter who I fight or where I fight) the fans are going to get their money’s worth for sure.”

(Photo courtesy of Angela Magana)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber is returning to featherweight to fight former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in UFC Fight Night 65’s headliner.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 75 views

Anderson Silva returns from a catastrophic leg injury -- and year-long layoff -- TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 31, 2015) in UFC 183's main event from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, against former read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Since returning to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Aug. 2013, Thales Leites has ripped off four straight victories inside the Octagon. The former Middleweight title challenger was eager to ma read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Miesha Tate survived a rough opening round to turn the tables on Sara McMann at UFC 183 on Saturday night, earning a majority decision victory. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

From Yahoo Sports: Anderson Silva returns to the Octagon against Nick Diaz. Follow along as the Yahoo Sports breaks down all the action in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC 183 results live online: UFC returns to pay-per-view (PPV) TONIGHT (Sat., Jan 31, 2015) with "Silva vs. Diaz," which features a "super" five-round Middleweight showdown between former division ki read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC returns to pay-per-view (PPV) tonight (Sat., Jan. 31, 2015) with a five round "super fight" in the main event. Before the action begins, take a look at the special fighters and fights who have th read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 237 views

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz live results from Las Vegas, where Anderson Silva returns to face Nick Diaz. First fight slated for 6:45 p.m. ET on Saturday. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

The UFC injury bug has not stayed in 2014. It's still biting in unfortunate places. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is injured and will have to pull out of his UFC 184 main event with Vitor B read news >>