It’s been a minute since an Irishman made a debut within the UFC but that is precisely what the undefeated former Cage Warriors welterweight champion Ian ‘The Future’ Garry will fabricate when he takes on Jordan Williams at UFC 268 on one in every of the very most attention-grabbing levels of them all at Madison Sq. Garden in November.
Garry, 7-0, will enter the promotion as one in every of the most highly-touted potentialities to comprise debuted within the UFC in pretty a whereas having torn by means of the Cage Warriors 170-pound field since turning pro in 2019. In his remaining fight for the European-primarily based promotion, Garry received a 5-round resolution against then 17-6 Jack Grant to sing the Cage Warriors welterweight strap.
And a few other man who entered the UFC on the abet of success in Cage Warriors, Conor McGregor, is keenly awaiting his debut.
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 9, 2021
— “The Future” Ian Garry (@iangarryMMA) September 9, 2021
Garry guested on Ariel Helwani’s lately-relaunched MMA Hour on Wednesday where he spoke of meeting McGregor several years ago, one thing that modified into referenced by McGregor on social media soon after.
“Ian that is loyal big!” wrote McGregor on Twitter. “Very, very cool! We would want to be in Louis Copeland getting recent shirts ahahah Graceful! Appropriate excellent fortune younger brother.”
Of route, as with any fighter coming from these shores for the foreseeable future, the comparisons between Garry and McGregor received’t be a ways off — but Garry says that he is flattered by the hyperlink.
“Invent I not take hang of to be compared to one in every of greatest sport stars of all time? Of route, I esteem the comparison!” acknowledged Garry.
“Obviously, being Irish, there are similarities. It’s esteem several faculty basketball player being compared to Michael Jordan. Conor McGregor modified the sport in MMA. He introduced so many eyes to the sport. If I’m succesful of fabricate one thing identical then that’s a eliminate. He’s the motive I’m in MMA. His upward push modified into why MMA bought broad in Dublin and Eire. In an analogous design, if I’m succesful of assign folks in gyms attributable to they’re attempting to be esteem me after seeing me positioned on a blow their own horns, it’s all probabilities are you’ll presumably be ready to demand for.”
Garry is scheduled to construct his UFC debut against Jordan Williams at UFC 268 on November 6.