In a surprising turn of events, rising UFC star Ian Garry found himself in a peculiar situation when his wife, Layla Anna-Lee, goaded him to engage in fisticuffs with Khamzat Chimaev in an elevator.
The incident, shared by Garry in an interaction with MMA on Point, sheds light on the couple’s playful dynamics and the unexpected challenges faced by stars outside the octagon.
According to Garry, the encounter occurred as he and Layla entered an elevator and found Khamzat Chimaev, accompanied by his wife. Garry expressed his hypothetical willingness to engage in a spontaneous elevator brawl with Chimaev, envisioning the intriguing stories that would have emerged from such an unusual setting.
The twist in the tale came when Layla, with enthusiasm, encouraged Garry to initiate a fight with Chimaev right there in the elevator. Despite the humorous proposition, Garry opted not to throw punches for two primary reasons.
Firstly, Garry’s teammate, Gilbert Burns, was scheduled to face Chimaev the next day at UFC 273, and Garry didn’t want to jeopardize that matchup. Secondly, the presence of two women in the elevator dissuaded Garry from turning the situation into a full-blown brawl.
The amusing climax to the elevator saga unfolded once they exited the confined space. Layla, with a touch of humor, looked at Garry and exclaimed, “You’re a p***y.” Garry’s decision not to engage in a potentially chaotic elevator brawl became a source of playful banter between the couple.
While the elevator encounter provided a lighthearted moment, Ian Garry and Layla Anna-Lee have faced scrutiny and criticism on social media. Layla addressed various rumors and hate comments through Instagram stories, asserting her stance against online negativity. In a show of solidarity, Garry reposted Layla’s stories on his page and defended their personal life against unwarranted comments.
As the couple navigates the challenges of public attention and social media scrutiny, Ian Garry remains focused on his upcoming UFC 296 fight against Vicente Luque, aiming to maintain his undefeated record in the MMA world.