Ian Machado Garry calls out ‘perfect opponent’ Neil Magny after UFC on ABC 4 win
Ian Machado Garry is a man with a plan.
Following his impressive, quick finish at UFC on ABC 4, Garry (12-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) took the microphone in his in-cage, post-fight interview to call out one of the most seasoned names in the UFC’s welterweight division – Neil Magny.
Garry wants to get his hands on Magny and sees him as the appropriate next step after finishing Daniel Rodriguez on Saturday night.
“Neil Magny is a phenomenal talent that’s been around the game for, Jesus, God knows how long,” Garry said. “He’s been in the top 10, top 15 since I’ve been an amateur. And when you look at the opponents that he’s fought, the people that he’s fought. His last opponents were Gilbert Burns, Shavkat Rakhmonov, Daniel Rodriguez – they are the elite guys. I want to face someone who’s faced that talent. I want to see what he brings. …
“I believe Neil Magny is the perfect opponent for me to go out there and smoke and show the world how good I am.”
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Garry has yet to score a submission win in his UFC career, but he’s confident he can end that against Magny.
“See, that’s a good one because I believe I can sub him very simply,” Garry said. “Even though he’s longer than me – he’s got like an 80-inch reach, which is ridiculous – I don’t believe he’s going to want to strike with me on the feet. I’m too fast. He’s nowhere near as fast or as accurate as I am on the feet. He’ll want to get in close, maybe take me down and put me on my back, and I look forward to it. So I probably say it will be a submission and I want that.”
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Ian Machado Garry calls out 'perfect opponent' Neil Magny after UFC on ABC 4 win