UFC’s Ian Garry has opened up about an interesting incident involving Gilbert Burns’ psychologist, who expressed concerns about Garry’s energetic presence around Burns before his crucial bout with Khamzat Chimaev.
At just 25 years old, Irish welterweight Ian Garry is making waves in the UFC, holding an undefeated record with 13 matches and securing the 10th spot in the UFC welterweight rankings. His recent victory against Neil Magny solidified his position as a rising star in the sport, adding to his previous accolades as a former welterweight champion at Cage Warriors, Europe’s premier MMA promotion.
While Garry’s on-camera persona exudes energy and excitement, recent incidents have painted him in a different light, sparking controversy.
Reports surfaced about an altercation with Leon Edwards’ coach, Dave Lovell, and Garry faced restrictions from training at Team Renegade gym.
Additionally, an old statement resurfaced, detailing his expulsion from his initial team, Team KF Martial Arts, citing behavioral issues.
Another intriguing chapter in Garry’s journey emerged from a past interview, shedding light on a peculiar situation involving his teammate Gilbert Burns. Despite their camaraderie at Kill Cliff FC, Burns’ psychologist expressed reservations about Garry’s exuberance, particularly before Burns faced Khamzat Chimaev.
During an interview with MMA On Point, Garry recounted a canceled dinner plan initiated by Burns’ wife due to the psychologist’s concerns. Burns’ psychologist deemed Garry’s high energy levels as potentially agitating for Burns, who was preparing for a crucial match against Chimaev.
Garry, although taken aback, accepted the decision, stating, “He is about to fight Khamzat. Let him have all the energy he needs. Let him go in there with fire up his *ss.”
The incident adds a unique twist to Garry’s journey in the UFC, showcasing the dynamics within fighter relationships and the various perspectives on pre-fight preparations. As Garry continues to ascend in the welterweight division, his energetic approach both in and out of the octagon keeps fans intrigued and the UFC landscape dynamic.