Ian Machado Garry will have a lot to prove this weekend as he steps inside the Octagon against Geoff Neal at UFC 298 in Anaheim, California.
The UFC welterweight contender has been under a lot of scrunity in the recent past. Be it the fall out with Leon Edwards or being thrown out of Team Renegade for his alleged bad behaviour, Garry has been making headlines for one bad reason or the other. Remember the verbal rant against Neil Magny that started it all?
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— “The Future” Ian Machado Garry (@iangarryMMA) February 11, 2024
Even his relationship with wife Layla Machado Garry has garnered a lot of heat from MMA fans. The fighter from Ireland also deactivated his social media accounts after fans and fighters alike thrashed his relationship and made vile accusations about his wife. Garry has answered his critics several times since then. However, he believes his performance inside the Octagon this weekend at UFC 298 will speak for itself.
Ian Machado Garry sends a warning ahead of UFC 298
Ian Garry takes on Geoff Neal, who is ranked #8 in the UFC’s welterweight division. Needless to say, a win against Handz of Steel would push him into the top-10.
“If you think I have had a point to prove before, watch this one, and then you will all know.” Garry said in conversation with TNT Sports. “I don’t believe any performance that I can go out there and put on is going to silence people. There will always be haters.” He further added.
Ian Garry understands even a dominating performance this weekend might not suddenly sway the audience in his favour. But that’s not even his plan. Garry argues the “hate” he is recieving from fans is actually pushing him and motivating him to do better.
“I am going to get my hands raised. I am going up to 14-0, and anyone has a problem, or if anyone has anything to say, I couldn’t care less.” He said, all the while adding how MMA fans criticising him has helped increase his stock in the UFC.