Despite having a lot of steam behind him Ian Garry doesn’t want to be fast-tracked.
The 24-year-old charismatic Irish fighter doesn’t lack confidence, and just like his idol Conor McGregor during his meteoric rise, he has seemingly his whole country behind him. Garry made his UFC debut at Madison Square Garden, New York. He defeated Jordan Williams in the first round.
“The future” has made numerous statements about his plans to take over the sport, and even though he has a substantial promotional push, Garry (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), wants to take his own time as he works his way up through the welterweight ranks.
“I don’t want this quick rise to the top,” Garry said ESPN . “I don’t want to fight a few times, win a title and then get out. I want to defeat the sh*t out people. I want to prove myself and then leave. People say, “Oh, he jumped the ladder. He skipped a couple.” I don’t want that.
” I want to get every step to get that belt and that title shot so that no one can say that he didn’t fight this guy or that he didn’t do this. He is able to talk the talk. He’s Irish. He leapt the queue. ‘”
Garry is an unbeaten former Cage Warriors champ who recently moved to Sanford MMA, Florida where he trains alongside Gilbert Burns and former UFC title challengers Michael Chandler. He hopes for an active 2022, and is willing to face any challengers he comes across.
” I’m going to take it slow,” Garry stated. “I’m 24 old. I want fight three times per year, every year. I want growth. I want people to know that I’m here, and to let them know that they can count on me to win. I won’t let anyone go. I will take on every man I can to get to the top and I will be dominant. It doesn’t matter if it takes me four or five years to reach that belt. It doesn’t matter if it takes one. I’m on my way. It doesn’t matter how it works. My .”
way is a slow grind