My wife was called a pedophile by Sean Strickland

"No woman deserves to be called that" - Ian Garry

In the world of UFC, personal vendettas can sometimes overshadow the sport itself. Ian Machado Garry, the rising star from Ireland, has found himself in the midst of a verbal spat with former UFC champion Sean Strickland and welterweight contender Colby Covington. Ahead of his significant bout against Geoff Neal at UFC 298, Garry’s focus seems split due to derogatory comments made by Strickland and Covington concerning his family.

Garry, currently ranked tenth, is slated to face the eighth-ranked Neal in a match that could propel him closer to the top. However, the personal attacks on his family by his peers have added an emotional layer to his professional journey. Strickland’s particularly disturbing remarks about Garry’s wife being called a pedophile have not only crossed the line of sportsmanship but have also personally affected Garry.


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Garry on Strickland’s comments: “My wife was called a pedophile by Sean Strickland… No woman deserves to be called that.”

Garry’s resolve: “I will, mark my words, beat the living snot out of Sean Strickland one day.”


Despite Strickland’s troubled past, including childhood abuse, he has suggested that certain subjects, including partners and children, should be off-limits. Yet, his actions towards Garry’s family seem to contradict this stance. Garry remains undeterred, promising retribution while also highlighting Strickland’s fall from relevance in the UFC scene.

As Garry prepares for UFC 298, his determination to defend his family’s honor remains steadfast, signaling a future confrontation with Strickland that extends beyond the octagon.

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