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Morning Report: Ian Machado Garry requires UFC 303 co-main occasion vs. ‘p****’ Colby Covington, says ‘I’ll retire him for good’

Ian Machado Garry sees a perfect path to his first career title shot. Irish superstars don’t mess around with their polarization in MMA. Obviously, Conor McGregor is in a stratosphere of his own regarding personality, and the undefeated 14-0 Garry has become either beloved or hated throughout the community. Often hanging out on the latter

Morning Report: Ian Machado Garry requires UFC 303 co-main occasion vs. ‘p****’ Colby Covington, says ‘I’ll retire him for good’

Ian Machado Garry sees an ideal path to his first profession title shot.

Irish superstars don’t fiddle with their polarization in MMA. Clearly, Conor McGregor is in a stratosphere of his personal relating to character, and the undefeated 14-0 Garry has develop into both beloved or hated all through the neighborhood.

Typically hanging out on the latter aspect of that fence is Garry’s fellow welterweight contender Colby Covington. Brash and outspoken within the typically most classless of the way, thanks to private digs, Covington has despatched verbal missiles towards Garry since his latest unanimous resolution loss to the champion Leon Edwards at UFC 296 in December. The trail has been paved for Covington vs. Garry. They simply have to make it official.

“I’ve made it very clear I would like Colby subsequent, he doesn’t have some other choices,” Garry advised Genting Casino. “It’s the largest combat he can have, it’s the largest combat I can have proper now, so let’s do it, let’s placed on a present, let me wipe the ground with him, and I’ll retire him for good.

“It looks like the UFC desires it, it looks like it’s getting into the best path, so let’s hope he indicators the contract. I’ve agreed to combat Colby however for the time being Colby has not agreed, nor signed the contract.”

In different information, a combat that’s now lastly official is the long-awaited Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler showdown. UFC CEO Dana White introduced the bout at UFC 300 over the weekend, because it’s set for UFC 303 on June 29 in Las Vegas throughout Worldwide Battle Week.

Having idolized McGregor all through his profession, Garry sees no higher spot for his potential Covington conflict than proper earlier than “The Infamous’” large return.

“That may be my aim. To see McGregor vs. Chandler most important occasion and Ian Machado Garry because the co-main,” Garry mentioned. “I feel that might be an exceptional card.

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“I look as much as Conor as a job mannequin and as an inspiration who proved anybody can obtain their desires. He confirmed us you’ll be able to develop into UFC champion and do something you ever dreamed of. We grew up very shut to one another in Dublin and we’re each on related trajectories, clearly, he’s carried out it, and now it’s my flip to do it.

“I don’t see why the UFC wouldn’t put this on,” he continued. “I spoke to [UFC CBO] Hunter [Campbell] about it, if this chance comes, this has to occur. If Conor is preventing, put me on the identical card. I’ll be there. It makes an excessive amount of sense. Conor is the largest star the game has ever seen, something that man does is an enormous success. And I imagine the UFC will wish to match it with younger prospects as a result of we’re the way forward for the game.”

As nice because it’s been traditionally, the welterweight division has seen few contemporary faces enter the title scene. The previous champion Kamaru Usman fought two opponents twice throughout his title reign earlier than his Edwards rematch that noticed him lose the title. After that, the pair had their trilogy, which Edwards received earlier than Covington obtained his third crack at undisputed gold after two beforehand failed bids reverse Usman.

Ideally for Garry, 2024 will lead him to title tilts from right here on out beginning in 2025.

“Let’s say it’s Colby in the summertime, I don’t like preventing within the chilly, so I wouldn’t do MSG in November purely as a result of it’s baltic, except it was co-main in opposition to a [Kamaru] Usman or Shavkat [Rakhmonov], that might curiosity me,” Garry mentioned. “What I’d love to do is combat on the finish of the 12 months in Vegas. That may be the perfect combat. Colby within the summertime after which combat Usman or a prime three contender in Vegas in December and earn a world title shot subsequent 12 months.”

The 26-year-old Garry has leaned closely on his hanging to date in his profession. It’s no secret that’s the place he’s finest at, holding seven victories through knockout to just one submission. In opposition to Covington, he’d have his first large take a look at in opposition to a constantly aggressive wrestler. That’s assuming the same old Covington pre-Edwards loss exhibits up.

In accordance with Garry, the combat is all in Covington’s arms after contracts had been distributed. At its core, Covington vs. Garry can be your traditional striker vs. grappler matchup. Subsequently, it ought to favor “Chaos,” who additionally has the expertise edge.

Garry acknowledges how the 2 truthful on paper and stays as assured as he’s all the time been.

“He’s going to wish to combat a stylistic matchup that fits his fashion — I’m a striker — so cease being a p****, settle for the combat,” Garry mentioned,

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“What’s Colby going to do in opposition to me? He’s obtained horrible hanging, he solely has wrestling, his Jiu-Jitsu will not be that nice. All he desires to do is maintain on and throw a shot once in a while. He doesn’t look to advance to a dominant place and smash an elbow or search for submissions. All he’s obtained is that this cardio he’s apparently well-known for. If he tried to place cardio on me, he’s going to be gassed out by the second spherical. I’ll wipe the ground with Colby, I’ll retire him, I’m on a special stage; I’m too quick, too technical, and too good for him.”


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VIDEO STEW

The MMA Hour.

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UFC 301 Promo.

PFL Chicago.

Holloway’s 300 BTS.

Usman’s 300 BTS.

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MORNING MUSIC

Go to Twitter, use the #MorningReport hashtag, or discover considered one of my tweets with it, and drop me a jam you’re at present actually into. I’ll decide the perfect one alongside my each day alternative and offer you a shoutout! It’s also possible to share within the feedback under — these are simply tougher to sift by means of typically!


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Again within the win column.

Earlier than and after thread.

Extra photographs.

A-10.

Brotherly warfare.

Subsequent?

Readability.

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Explanations, please!

Ren meets Conor.

Launch the audio! (There it’s!)

Id love the UFC to launch the mic’d audio from me. I actually screamed out at that ending, first time in 20 years. It was an computerized response I assume. I’m nonetheless speechless. Nonetheless have goosebumps. Each of those guys are the epitome of our sport. Sheer class. What a privilege. https://t.co/icjxat70SU

— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) April 15, 2024

El mismo Marc Goddard no se contuvo gritando al remaining de la pelea entre Holloway y Gaethje!!! #UFC300

“Primera vez que grito en una pelea en 20 años, fue una reacción automática supongo, aun sigo sin palabras” dijo el experimentado referí. pic.twitter.com/lBETNDEEfH

— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) April 16, 2024

Candy Desires.

I dared to be nice in opposition to adversity and in opposition to an incredible problem and got here up quick on the highest stage on the planet!!! I answered the decision twice on quick discover to combat for a championship that almost all won’t ever combat for!!! On to the subsequent @jiri_bjp least remaining make it occur!!

— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) April 15, 2024

To the those that help me I’m good don’t let haters get to you I’m successful in life so having to eat a lose like a person is what it’s!! They are going to be fairly when the subsequent man drops

— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) April 15, 2024

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Like butta.

The butter would get yeah. Somebody did the identical factor to me this final one

— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) April 16, 2024

Lol.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Can’t disagree with Ian on this one. Good alternative to get all of the eyeballs on him to attempt to get him again within the good graces of followers (or for the primary time?) with the right combat.

Thanks for studying!


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