UFC welterweight prospect Ian Garry has confirmed that he wants to fight on the same card as fellow Irishman Conor McGregor.
From a picture of the two of them together in his youth to Conor yelling at him on social media, it’s clear that Ian Garry considers McGregor a huge influence in his career. The Future 9-0 pro MMA holds the record and after moving to Sanford MMA, the 24-year-old is sending a clear message that he takes his quest for UFC gold seriously.
It’s going to take a while for him to really start mixing it up with the 170-pound elite, but so far, the best way to analyze his Ultimate Fighting Championship career is the best good way so far.
In a post-fight interview after UFC 273, Gary was asked about his relationship with ‘Notorious’ and their possible fight together over a card.
“It’s crazy. I hear my name coming out of the biggest star in the mouth of the sport. People are going to pay for it. He wants me to win and he wants me to succeed, he’s obviously a citizen, and he flies with pride.”
“Hopefully we’ll get a card together in the near future when he comes back. We’re going to rock this place, you know what I mean? I put together the best speakers in the department, in the world [together]. He’s the best at what he does and I’m excited to see him return.”
“Can you imagine? Can you imagine Vegas if we fought together in Vegas? The fans would go mental. You would have to shut down Vegas.”
Ian Gary’s story
Round 7-0 to begin his professional journey saw Gary rise through the ranks and capture the Cage Warriors welterweight title. Upon signing to the UFC, a lot of fans already started talking about him as one to watch for the next couple of years.
He has two wins in the UFC so far with a finish over Jordan Williams and a decision victory over Darian Weeks. You could tell he still has a long way to go but at this point in his development his basics seem to be intact.