UFC 285: Ian Garry Overcame Adversity, Talks GOATS

Las Vegas, NV – It’s been a minute since we’ve seen UFC welterweight Ian Garry in the octagon, but he made it worth it when he defeated Song Kenan at UFC 285 on Saturday night.

“Happy to get the win, happy to stay undefeated, 11-0 sounds pretty f*cking good. But not satisfied. I’ve told you this many, many times, I’m searching for perfection. I was an idiot and I got caught with a shot that I shouldn’t have got caught with because I made a little error. That’s ok,” Garry told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.

“And we get better, and we show up in Miami hopefully in five weeks and we show how fast I can learn and evolve.”

The mistake Garry spoke of was one that saw him get hit and dropped during the fight which fans haven’t seen happen to him very much.

“I threw a left hook to the body which is something I never throw. I would always just keep a left straight to the body, but I seen it…hmm maybe try it…and then I got caught. I can promise you now I’m never doing that again,” Garry laughed.

“Look I know I have it in me. I know the heart that I have I know the chin that I have, and he caught me with a beautiful shot. Fair play to him, congratulations, but you’re going to have to do a hell of a lot more to put me out.”

Garry understands his potential in the big picture when it comes to the legacy of some of the best to ever step into the cage.

“If you look at any of the best fighters on the planet like anyone in that GOAT conversation who hasn’t fought through adversity? Who hasn’t had that like Jon Jones nearly had his arm snapped. Anderson Silva seen him unconscious. George Saint Pierre we’ve seen him unconscious, but they come back. Their mindset, their mentality, everything is phenomenal about them and that’s why they’re the greats. That’s what I have to do,” Garry said.

Garry ultimately mentioned he would like to get on the UFC 287 card in Miami, but no opponent was mentioned.

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Ian Garry above.


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