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Ian Garry claims UFC foe Colby Covington has no intention of fighting him: ‘He’s trying to avoid me’


Despite issuing a slew of scathing call outs to the unbeaten Ian Garry over the course of this month, former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has no interest in fighting the Dubliner – that’s according to the undefeated upstart himself.

Garry, who improved to 14-0 as a professional last month on the main card of UFC 298, turned in a split decision win over Texan striker, Geoff Neal – earning him the number seven rank in the official welterweight pile to boot. 

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Receiving a strict call out from Clovis native, Covington – which included more verbal barbs issued to Garry’s wife and manager, Layla Anna-Lee, the Dubliner urged the former interim champion against mentioning his spouse again, before challenging him to an “I quit” match, with the loser retiring from mixed martial arts. 

Ian Garry doubts if Colby Covington’s fight will take place

However, despite Covington’s list of obligations Garry must meet in order to share the Octagon with him next, the Pormarnock striker claims the former actually has been “avoiding” any sort of fight against him.

Ian Garry vows to force Colby Covington into fight he'll do what he's told UFC 298
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