Ian Garry is worried about the safety of his family due to online threats and backlash leading up to his UFC 296 bout.
Ahead of his welterweight clash with Vicente Luque at UFC 296, Garry has been facing some heat from fellow fighters about his marriage. Some are criticizing him, saying that he’s being influenced by his older wife, Layla-Anna-Lee.
In a recent interview with TNT Sports, ‘The Future’ opened up about his family’s concerns, particularly when it comes to traveling to Las Vegas with them for his bout.
The worry stems from the backlash he’s faced from various fighters, most notably UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland, regarding his marriage.
“I’m excited for UFC 296,” Garry told. “I think it’s a massive card, a card with all the big names, a lot of big matchups. I’m a little bit cautious about going to America for the safety of my family with all the s*** that’s been going on online. To protect my wife, to protect my child, to protect myself.”
In his most recent fight, Luque secured a decision victory against his compatriot Rafael dos Anjos. ‘The Silent Assassin’, who also happens to be Garry’s Kill Cliff FC teammate, is widely recognized as one of the top finishers in the welterweight division.
The UFC is likely aware of the current situation involving Garry and Strickland, and we can expect the organization to take extra steps to ensure the Irishman’s safety during his time in Las Vegas.
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