Ian Machado Garry ready to fight Sean Strickland: “I’ll beat him so bad”

Ian Machado Garry shares his thoughts on facing Sean Strickland.

by Aryan Lakhani
Ian Machado Garry ready to fight Sean Strickland: “I’ll beat him so bad”
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Ian Machado Garry has tolerated a lot in the past few months; the internet attacked him and his wife. Sean Strickland also made irrelevant comments about Ian Machado Garry. Interestingly, a few days back, Strickland’s opponent, Dricus Du Plessis, brought up Strickland’s dark past, and that opened an unhealed wound.

This whole comparison caused a huge debate in the MMA community on whether it is relevant for Sean Strickland to be expressive about his emotions.

Ian Machado Garry and many other MMA fighters believe Sean Strickland should refrain from opening up and using his pain into attacking others.

Machado Garry is ready to step up in the middleweight division and fight Sean Strickland whenever necessary.

Ian Machado Garry on Sean Strickland

Recently, on The MMA Hour, Ian Machado Garry shared his thoughts on Sean Strickland and explained how he is willing to fight him whenever possible.

“I don’t personally care what happened in his childhood, what happened in his past that has him the way he is now,” Garry said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I don’t care what happened.

Don’t attack and project your pain onto other people and other people’s families because you can’t deal with it correct. The UFC (Performance Institute) has mental health and ways to deal with athletes’ mental health.

Go talk to them and deal with it the way it should be dealt with. Get rid of it, release it, express it because to attack other people’s families and loved ones because you have childhood trauma is completely unfair. It’s inexcusable.

Ian Machado Garry on fighting Sean Strickland

“Whether it’s this year or next year, I’d love (to fight) Sean Strickland because any man, any person that mentions me and my family in that way, I’m going to get my hands on them, In an ideal world, towards the end of the year, I don’t think Sean Strickland is going to be world champion.

I believe there’s absolutely an opportunity to step into middleweight and give him a hurting, and maybe I’ll beat him so bad that he’ll forget all that childhood trauma, and he can thank me”.

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