Ian Garry by no means shies away from Conor McGregor comparisons.
Not only is the 25-year-outdated prospect Irish, but he also has a way with words and phrases, a distinctive skill to KO opponents, and depart fans flabbergasted.
Garry will deal with the toughest examination of his profession when he takes on lengthy-time welterweight contender Neil Magny at UFC 292 in Boston on Saturday evening.
‘The Future’ hopes he can boost his fantastic history to 13- in a city known for its Irish heritage, and that will encourage UFC president Dana White to let him to headline in his homeland.
“That has always been the prepare, to get a struggle in Ireland and deliver the UFC again to Dublin,” Garry instructed talkSPORT.com forward of his struggle this weekend.
“I’m excited for it to occur to fruition, and I consider that this is the cherry on the cake.
“The Irish influence in Boston just exhibits the environment how unbelievably strong Irish MMA is and I am.”
MMA’s premier promotion hasn’t been to Ireland considering that July 2014.
On that celebration, McGregor knocked out Diego Brandao at the starting of his journey to turn out to be the very first dual-excess weight champion in firm heritage.
‘Notorious’ acquired his homecoming combat by beating Max Holloway in Boston a couple of months previously.
The lights ended up shockingly dimmed for McGregor’s second UFC look in advance of he battled by means of a significant knee injury to choose up a decision acquire about a upcoming winner.
Today, he is a sporting superstar who is edging closer to returning to the Octagon after staying sidelined for extra than two yrs right after breaking his leg at UFC 264 in July 2021.
The property of the Dallas Cowboys, which has 80,000 seats and an extendable potential of up to 100,000, has been reviewed as a potential location for his combat with Michael Chandler.
Garry might arrive at that amount a single working day quickly, but his speedy aim is to headline at the 3Arena which a short while ago hosted Katie Taylor’s homecoming combat towards Chantelle Cameron.
Very first, he’s bought to get by Magny at UFC 292 on Saturday night.