UFC’s rising star Ian Garry has broken his social media silence with a powerful message to his critics, as he gears up for his upcoming bout at UFC 296 against Vicente Luque.
In a short clip shared on social media, Ian Garry addressed the mounting criticism and controversies surrounding him and his wife, Layla Anna-Lee.
Seemingly embracing the “hate,” Garry re-activated his social media accounts to share the clip, captioned “There will always be haters,” suggesting fellow fighters are jealous of his undefeated record and status.
Garry’s response comes in the wake of his wife’s book “How to Be a WAG” stirring debates over its content and intentions, viewed by some as a guide for older women to attract young athletes.
Adding to the drama, fellow UFC fighter Colby Covington, who is also competing at UFC 296, recently criticized Garry for his handling of social media backlash, referring to him as a “little sensitive soy boy.”
Covington, known for his outspoken personality, said, “You know I’ve had death threats… I never turned off my social media. Look at that little Ian Garry, he’s turning off his comments… he ain’t tough.”
Garry’s social media hiatus and the subsequent return seem to be a strategic move to focus on his upcoming fight. Amidst the chaos, his resolve appears stronger, emphasizing his dedication to proving his worth in the Octagon.
Ian Garry, an undefeated prospect in the UFC’s welterweight division, has consistently displayed his skill and potential in previous fights. His upcoming bout with Vicente Luque at UFC 296, a card headlined by the welterweight title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, is another opportunity for Garry to solidify his position in the division.