Ian Machado Garry reveals who he wants next: “He’s mentioned my wife”

After facing Geoff Neal, Ian Machado Garry wants to fight Colby Covington.

by Aryan Lakhani
Ian Machado Garry reveals who he wants next: “He’s mentioned my wife”
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Ian Machado Garry’s pace is absolutely flawless; he is steadily making his way to the top. The year 2023 was a very successful one for him; he claimed comprehensive wins against Neil Magny, Daniel Rodriguez and Song Kenan.

Machado Garry is going to fight Geoff Neal on 9th March in the UFC 299 main card. Interestingly, Machado Garry has prepared a hit list where he has placed potential opponents in order. Here’s what it looks like:

  • Geoff Neal
  • Colby Covington
  • Sean Strickland
Out of all the enlisted opponents, Ian Machado Garry seems to be most affected by Colby Covington.

He recently confessed that he wants to beat him in an aggressive fashion mainly because Covington did not push breaks on involving his family.

Ian Machado Garry on fighting Colby Covington

Recently on The MMA Hour, Ian Machado Garry explained why he wants to fight Colby Covington.

“He’s talked about me,” Garry said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “He’s mentioned my wife. He obviously lost the fight against [Edwards]. Colby is someone who wants those big fights, someone who’s gonna chat *, someone who’s gonna entertain the fans, someone who’s gonna bring a lot of hype to the event.

I am going to box the ears off Colby Covington for the things he’s said, and there isn’t gonna be anybody in that world or in this octagon who’s going to be able to save, save him. I promise you now, I’ll finish him, and I’ll do it in three rounds.

I don’t need five rounds to finish it. I’ll do it in two, I’ll do it in one. Colby Covington is going to be slapped, and I hope I hit him so hard that he’s never able to speak again. And I feel like a lot of people on this planet would be very happy that he never gets to speak on a mic again. So that’s what I’d like with Colby”.

Colby Covington