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Ian Machado Garry Calls Out Colby Covington for UFC 303 Co-Main Event, Vows to 'Retire Him for Good'


Ian Machado Garry Calls Out Colby Covington
Ian Machado Garry

In the ever-dynamic landscape of MMA rivalries, Ian Machado Garry has set his sights on a high-stakes showdown with fellow welterweight contender Colby Covington, with a potential co-main event slot at UFC 303 looming large.


Garry, standing undefeated at 14-0, has been vocal about his desire to face Covington, especially after Covington's verbal jabs following Garry's recent bout with Leon Edwards. With contracts distributed and anticipation brewing, Garry has issued a direct challenge to Covington, urging him to accept the fight and promising to "retire him for good."


Speaking to Genting Casino, Garry stated, 


"I’ve made it very clear I want Colby next, he does not have any other options. It’s the biggest fight he can have, it’s the biggest fight I can have right now, so let’s do it, let’s put on a show."


The potential clash between Garry and Covington adds fuel to the welterweight division's fire, with Garry emphasizing his striking prowess and confidence in facing Covington's wrestling-heavy style.


On a broader scale, UFC 303 promises to be a blockbuster event, with the long-awaited Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler bout officially confirmed for the card. Garry envisions a co-main event spot alongside McGregor's return, highlighting the significance of this potential matchup.


Garry's strategic outlook extends beyond immediate challenges, with plans to secure a title shot in the coming years. His ambition to dominate the welterweight scene is palpable, setting the stage for an electrifying showdown if Covington accepts the challenge.


As the negotiations unfold and the MMA world eagerly anticipates the matchup, Garry remains steadfast in his belief that he is "too fast, too technical, and too good" for Covington, setting the stage for a clash of styles that could define the welterweight landscape.


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