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Ian Machado Garry addresses Sean Strickland

Ian Machado Garry addresses Sean Strickland

A bout of pneumonia forced rising welterweight star Ian Machado Garry out of his UFC 296 fight with Vicente Luque.  He’ll now face Geoff Neal at UFC 298 in February.

“I was actually offered a nickname.  I accepted the name.  I got sick.  I got sick.  Garry explained: “I’m now focused solely on the name I chose. The MMA Hour.  “At the very end, Ian Machado Garry’s goal is to create a spectacle. That’s what people are looking for. And the names that I am competing against only matter to show off my talent.”  

Garry had a turbulent time at the end of 2023.  He was forced out from UFC 296. His wife Layla and he were then attacked by middleweight Sean Strickland.  Strickland uploaded videos that degraded Garry’s spouse.  Garry replied via social networks, but he also spoke to host Ariel Helwani in depth about the incident.  

“The truth of the matter is, people like to hate.  Internet, Instagram, Twitter – all are very toxic places, and this is especially true for MMA media.  The media is 99 percent toxic.  They love you one minute and then hate you the next.  The hatred is absurd.  The love is amazing so I think…

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