Ian Machado Garry promises future UFC Ireland headliner: ‘Give me Jorge Masvidal in Dublin’
Ian Machado Garry vows to bring the UFC back to Ireland, and he wants one of the sport’s biggest stars as his dance partner.
Unbeaten Garry (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is on the rise after four octagon wins, most recently a knockout of Song Kenan at UFC 285. “The Future” already has his next assignment set when he takes on Daniel Rodriguez on May 13.
Garry has mapped out a plan to bring the UFC back to Dublin and would love to throw down with Jorge Masvidal (35-16 MMA, 12-9 UFC), who faces his training partner Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 on April 8.
“I know what’s happening,” Garry said in an interview on “The Craic with Peter Carroll.” “You heard me say it to Dana (White) in the UK, right, when I was there. I said we need to get them back to Dublin. The Irish have been starved of a UFC return and I’m going to bring the UFC back, I’m going to make it happen. I’m going to be the headline fight.
“I promise you, it’s coming. And it’ll be against someone huge. I’ll fight on the Conor (McGregor) card, and I’ll fight a guy just outside that top 15 that’s exciting, and then I’ll fight one of the guys. Like, if Burns beats Masvidal, give me Masvidal in Dublin. Give me him. Why not? Bring him to Ireland and see if he does it against me (what he did to Darren Till). I’m far too fast for him.”
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Garry acknowledges that Rodriguez (17-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is a big step up in competition on paper, but the confident 25-year-old painted the exact scenario he plans on delivering.
“This is the first fight in a while where I get to study, like genuinely allow my brain to do what it f*cking does, which is just be so intelligent,” Garry said. “This is why my fight IQ is so much greater than everybody else. My brain will just tick and I’ve already got the map in my head.
“I can tell you how I’m going to knock him out. Right high kick and anything else, I didn’t mean. If I knock him out with anything else, I didn’t mean it. That’s the only shot I want. That’s the knockout I want, right high kick. I want him stiff on his back.”