Ian Garry has his eye set on a potential training opportunity with ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor later this year.
Dublin-born Ian’ The Future’ Garry currently trains out of Kill Cliff FC in Florida, under head coach Henri Hooft. Since signing with the UFC last year, Garry has fought three times adding to his perfect 10-0 record. But now, ‘The Future’ plans on taking some well-deserved time off as he prepares to welcome his first child with his TV host wife Layla Machado Garry.
With the impending arrival of their first child, The Garrys plan on heading back to London, where Layla is from. Whilst in the UK, Ian plans on taking the short ride over to his hometown Dublin where none other than former two-division champ Conor McGregor is training for his long-awaited return to the octagon.
Recent praise from McGregor didn’t go unnoticed by Garry who stated in a recent interview. “There’s no way any time that man posts about me or comments on my fights that I’m not going to be excited. He’s someone we sat around staying up for late nights with friends to watch his fights. All of the press conferences, the build-up to all the fights, we were so emotionally invested in his fights. I’ll never forget those moments, Mendes, Aldo, I remember where I was for every single one.“
“It will always be amazing that my name is coming out of his mouth. That’s special to me, and the fact is that potentially when I come home to Ireland we could train together, I would love. Even if we just sat down and talked it would be awesome, I’m just a fan of his, and I always will be.”
Garry is a conflicting character amongst fans. Some love his pre and post-fight antics and interviews. Some can’t wait to see him lose. Much like fellow Irishman Conor McGregor in that sense too.
But one thing fans cannot deny is Garry’s huge potential. He has gone a perfect 3-0 since joining the UFC with two dominant decisions and a KO under his belt. Most recently fans saw Garry at UFC 276 in July, where he earnt a Unanimous decision win over Gabriel Green.
With such divisiveness amongst MMA fans and such fighting potential, Garry is certainly on track to mimic Conor’s early career. Ireland might just have the second coming of Conor McGregor.
What do you think of Ian Garry? Is he as polarising as the internet is making out? What do you think of his potential in the UFC?