Ian Machado Garry plans to get under the skin of his haters by burying Geoff Neal at UFC 298: “If you don’t eat at my table, I don’t care for your opinion”

By Fernando Quiles - February 13, 2024

Ian Garry has some strong words for the MMA community before he steps inside the Octagon with Geoff Neal at UFC 298.

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Garry’s fight with Neal is a big chance for him to make a statement and move closer to fight the top of the heap at 170 pounds. “The Future” enters this fight as the number 10-ranked UFC welterweight, while Neal holds the number eight spot. It’s a fight with some bad blood too, as Garry once wore a t-shirt with an image of Neal’s mugshot. Somehow, Garry’s feud with online trolls seems to have overshadowed the animosity with “Handz of Steel.”

Garry has something to say to those who went after him and his wife online.


Ian Garry Insists He Doesn’t Care About His Haters

During an interview with TNT Sports, Ian Garry mentioned the nasty stuff thrown his way on the Internet, and he made it clear that he has learned not to care what those trolls have to say about him or his family (via MMAFighting).

“When I sign up to fight, I’m putting myself in that firing range,” Garry said. “I have that target on my back. My wife doesn’t, my son doesn’t, my team doesn’t. Fire at me all you want, that’s OK — I’m in this, I get to go in and punch someone in the face and get rid of it. I get to go in and I can call you out and I can fight you and we can do this. But to attack people’s loved ones and people’s family, I feel, is real low. I mean, my wife got called a pedophile. No one in the world who isn’t that deserves to be called that.

“So all of the [expletive] that’s been said absolutely has an effect on me and my loved ones, and it’s hurtful and it’s upsetting and it was difficult to deal with at the time, but we’ve learned from it. Somehow through all that negativity we’ve learned to pull the people around us closer. If you don’t eat at my table, I don’t care for your opinion.”

In the end, all Garry truly cares about is sending Geoff Neal into orbit.

“I’m not going to sit down and berate people in a stadium whether they’re booing or not,” Garry said. “If that’s their opinion, fine. What I will do is I’ll bury Geoff Neal into the ground, I’ll stand over his body, I’ll do a 360 and I’ll look and I’ll assess every single person who I make eye contact with, and when I get on that mic, I’ll use that mic to do what it’s best for — I’ll call out who’s next and I’ll line up what I want next, who I want next, where I want next, and I’ll get what I want because that’s how much power I have now. That’s the power I have. It’s in my hands now.”

Stick with BJPenn.com this Saturday night for live coverage of UFC 298. The PPV event will be headlined by a UFC Featherweight Championship fight between titleholder Alex Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria.

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