New York, NY – It took UFC welterweight Ian Garry two hours after his win over Jordan Williams in the early prelims for the Irishman to get to his media scrum. He made sure to let everyone know why.
“The people love me. Everyone wants a piece, and you know what, they should. I’m the future. I am the future of this sport. And everyone’s trying to get interviews and you know what, I just needed some time to just relax and enjoy everything. And it’s overwhelming man. It’s insane I’m a 23-year-old who just made my UFC debut at MSG. The biggest card of the year. Knocked someone out. I couldn’t be happier.”
Garry (8-0) is well aware that after his win at Madison Square Garden and his comments pre and post fight that other fighters will now put a target on his back for a fight.
“Typing sh*t online isn’t calling someone out. Sending a tweet out, putting someone up on Instagram isn’t how we do this. You want some of this? Get onto Dana. Get onto Sean Shelby. Get on to Mick Maynard. Don’t talk some sh*t online. I’m game i’ll say yes. I’m a competitor, you think you’re better than me? Let’s see.”
Fighters talk a lot whether it’s on social media or in interviews and many talk about who they’re going to beat and how. Garry wasn’t without his own predictions for “The Future” as he named at least one guy who he knows he will face eventually in a massive title fight.
“Give me the guy that’s going to do it. Because the only two people that I can think of that are going to do it right now are Khamzat and Kamaru because they’re the two guys that are the sh*t at the moment. I mean Kamaru is the champ. Khamzat’s the biggest ‘prospect’ that has just got in there.”
“Kamaru’s the champ. Khamzat is going to be the champ. And then I think it’s going to be me and Khamzat fighting for that belt in a couple of years.”
Based off this performance and Khamzat’s last fight that bout would be a massive fight at 170 pounds.
Official Result: Ian Garry def. Jordan Williams by KO (punch), Round 1, 4:59
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