Ian Garry has been the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. The MMA community has been trolling the young welterweight for a barrage of reasons, including his relationship with his wife. However, UFC legend Chael Sonnen has now warned Garry to not piss Colby Covington at the UFC 296 press conference.
Recently, Chael Sonnen uploaded a video to his YouTube channel about how Ian should befriend Colby and avoid pissing him off during the media promotion for UFC 296. “Colby Covington is going to be on stage, and what needs to be handled and contained is pushing Colby into a spot where he becomes an enemy,” said Sonnen.
Furthermore, he advised Ian Garry to make a friend out of Colby Covington without losing his gimmick. “It wouldn’t be a terrible idea to make a prediction that Colby’s going to win,” said the MMA legend. While Garry is beefing with Leon over his removal from Team Renegade, this is the most feasible idea. Apart from this, ‘Uncle Chael’ gave Ian the biggest advice to avoid Colby at the UFC 296 press conference.
“All you have to do is not piss him off, that’s it,” said Chael. Ian Garry has been in the spotlight due to his wife, Layla Anna-Lee. The MMA community has questioned the massive age gap between the duo, claiming that she is controlling Ian. Furthermore, their hatred towards the relationship was further ignited by a book written by Layla titled ‘How to be a WAG’.
Sean Strickland going in on Ian Garry for threatening to sue him 😬 pic.twitter.com/0PyXXhlwnH
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Furthermore, when MMA fighters like Sean Strickland talked about this matter, he threatened him with a lawsuit. Overall, the image of Ian Garry amongst the MMA public is quite negative these days. However, if he decides to poke a person like Colby, it could get worse.
Colby Covington labels Ian Garry as a ‘nerd’ for calling him out
It looks like Ian Garry already poked the bear just a while ago. In an interview with The Schmo on October 17, 2023, ‘The Future’ made some negative remarks about Colby Covington. Firstly, he picked Leon Edwards to win over Colby at UFC 296. “I don’t see any way he beats Leon,” said Garry. Secondly, he called out Covington for a fight at a potential UFC Dublin card.
However, the young Irishman wasn’t done here, as he promised to sleep Covington in a heartbeat. Before this interaction, Ian claimed that he’d love to slap Colby’s mouth off him. After hearing Garry’s discussion with Ariel Helwani, ‘Chaos’ finally responded to his fellow welterweight.
In an interview with Submission Radio, Colby Covington went all out on Ian Garry with his verbal assault. “He’s such a little nerd, I’m gonna take his lunch money and make him look like such a little virgin,” said Colby. Furthermore, he claimed that Ian is up for a ‘rude awakening’ at the UFC 296 press conference.
Hopefully, he has forgotten about it; otherwise, it will be a long night for Garry at the press conference. He is scheduled to face his teammate, Vicente Luque, at UFC 296. On the other hand, Covington will be looking to win the Welterweight Championship against Leon Edwards.