Ian Garry bailed on podcast appearance because of fear of getting mocked

Former champion Rampage Jackson started his podcast, ‘Jaxxon’ last year. Throughout this endeavor, Jackson engaged in conversations with various competitors. He had MMA icons like Gilbert Burns, Cain Velasquez, and more on his podcast. One intriguing individual on the ex-UFC champion’s interview wishlist was Ian Garry.

Set to confront Geoff Neal at UFC 298 later this month, Ian Garry’s journey has been laden with challenges. A mere few months ago, he encountered the disappointment of withdrawing from a scheduled bout with Vicente Luque at UFC 296 due to illness.

The anticipation for the canceled matchup against Luque not only subjected Garry’s relationship to scrutiny but also triggered disapproval from former teammates. Brendan Allen was once a close friend of Garry. He expressed discontent over Garry’s trash-talking of Luque during the buildup. Despite their previous friendship, the friendship between Garry and the Brazilian seemed to have crumbled.

While Rampage Jackson expressed a sincere desire to interview the rising welterweight star, Garry unfortunately declined the invitation. He decided not to appear on the former UFC champion’s podcast.

Shedding light on the situation during an episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Jackson debunked the notion that Garry would be ridiculed on his show.

He said: “We already had somebody decline because they said I was going to make fun of them but I haven’t really been making fun of him. Honestly I can’t remember his name but I think it was that guy that, what’s his name? Ian? I think they finally got him on, he didn’t wanna come at first. What’s his name? Ian the c***, Ian with the wife that’s got the boyfriend living with them. Ian Garry.”

He went on to express surprise, “What? I’m not gonna make fun of him? Is that true though that his wife got a boyfriend living with them? Oh it’s not true? That’s a rumour too?”

As Ian Garry gears up for his upcoming match later this month, Rampage Jackson is making a comeback of his own. Absent from the cage since his knockout loss to Fedor Emelianenko in 2019, the former UFC champion is set to face Shannon Briggs in a highly anticipated boxing match in June.