UFC 296: Ian Machado Garry has safety concerns ahead of his match

Ian Machado Garry expressively speaks about the thoughts running in his mind.

by Aryan Lakhani
UFC 296: Ian Machado Garry has safety concerns ahead of his match
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Ian Machado Garry is excited but slightly worried at the same time as he’s concerned about his family’s safety. The safety concern rose due to online interactions with other fighters and how fans adversely reacted to it.

Machado Garry was recently kicked out of Leon Edwards’ gym, and he also received a message from Sean Strickland that was directed towards his wife. However, on a brighter note, Machado Garry confirmed that none of this has mentally affected him as a fighter; he looks forward to fighting Vicente Luque next Saturday.

Fans will next see Ian Machado Garry this week (13th or 14th December) in the scheduled press conference and weigh-ins (15th December). Leon Edwards recently spoke about Machado Garry and explained how he cannot picture him as a formidable opponent.

Regardless of how he thinks about Machado Garry, Edwards wishes nothing but the best for him.

Ian Machado Garry on criticism received

In a recent interview with TNT Sports, Ian Machado Garry expressively spoke about the emotions running around his mind ahead of the fight.

“I’m excited for UFC 296,” Garry said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I think it’s a massive card. A card with all the big names, a lot of big matchups. I’m a little bit cautious about going to America for the safety of my family with all the that’s been going on online.

To protect my wife, to protect my child, to protect myself”. Machado Garry further said: “I’m not remotely concerned or worried about the fight, the fight’s fun. The fight’s easy for me. It’s always something I enjoy, something I love.

The buildup to fight week I love, The press conferences, weigh-ins, everything. I love it. It’s energy. I thrive off it, but me not being able to react to people in person, it’s going to wind me up a little bit”.