Sean Strickland’s latest reflections on his back-and-forth with Dricus Du Plessis last month amused Ian Machado Garry.
Strickland speaks out on all subject under the sun when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA). This includes family, as the UFC middleweight champion recently went after Garry and his spouse Layla Anna-Lee.
Anna-Lee’s ten-year-old book titled ‘How to be a WAG” appeared online in late 2023. This exposed the family to a ton of hate from the public. The undefeated 13-0 welterweight contender threatened to sue Strickland in particular after he called out the marriage.
Prior to his match with Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 this coming Saturday on January 20, Strickland said that his opponent’s remarks on his childhood disturbed him. Strickland said that such topics are “off limits.”
Perceiving the feeling, Garry then decided to flip the script.
He said: “How the tables have turned. You dish it out in the lowest most vile manner but can’t take a pinch. You attacked my wife incessantly and obsessively calling her a p******, it’s clear to see your childhood trauma showing. You claimed you were ‘giving me advice’ before, well now it’s my turn to return the favor.”
“You should shut your mouth [zipper mouth emoji] and focus on the mirror because you have enough serious issues you need to solve. I wish you all the best with them. Don’t ever project your pain onto me and my family again. Happy New Year [party and kiss emojis].”
Originally slated to compete during the week of Strickland and Du Plessis’ altercation at UFC 296 on December 16, 2023, Garry faced an unfortunate setback. His bout with Vicente Luque was derailed due to Garry’s diagnosis of pneumonia.
Consequently, Garry had to reschedule a match with Geoff Neal for UFC 298 on February 17, 2024.
Strickland has not yet responded to Garry. MMA fans are interested to see what’s going to come next.