UFC welterweight contender Ian Machado Garry swiftly addressed recent comments from UFC icon Rampage Jackson.
Garry is set to make a comeback in the UFC Octagon against Geoff Neal at UFC 298. The match will take place in Anaheim next Saturday.
Garry’s journey to UFC 298 has had its challenges. Initially slated to face Vicente Luque at UFC 296 last December, he faced a setback due to an illness. Undeterred, Garry is determined to showcase his skills in the upcoming clash with Neal.
Garry recently faced some scrutiny regarding his marriage to Layla Machado. Despite keeping a low profile in the media recently, he was scheduled to appear on Jackson’s podcast next week.
However, recent comments from Jackson added fuel to the fire.
On a recent episode of The MMA Hour, Jackson accused Garry of avoiding his podcast. He suggested Garry feared that he would be made fun of by his detractors.
Garry was quick to respond and took to Instagram to set the record straight.
“He spoke about how I turned down his podcast because I was afraid of being made fun of. I’ve got the c*** on Monday. In four days, I’m on his podcast, and he calls me a cu*k…you’re believing absolute b***ocks and lies on other podcasts. Imagine running a podcast and not knowing who your next guest was! Imagine being that f***ing stupid, and then going on [The MMA Hour], and speaking about it.”
Expressing his displeasure, Garry continued: “But I’ll tell you one thing, you’re definitely not having me on now because you were an idiot talking mad s***. Good luck, take care, I wish you nothing but f*** all!”
Regardless of Jackson’s provocations, Garry remains focused on his imminent return to the Octagon. The Irish contender is gearing up for UFC 298 with heightened determination, eager to make a statement in his upcoming bout.