The ongoing feud within the UFC roster seems to have found a new chapter as Sean Brady, amidst his preparations for UFC Austin, expressed a desire to face Ian Machado Garry in his next fight, deeming Machado Garry’s recent actions "wack."
Brady, set to face Kelvin Gastelum this Saturday, targeted Machado Garry during UFC Austin's media day, revealing his wish to compete against the Irishman next. Although Brady was initially seeking a fight against Garry before his current matchup with Gastelum was finalized, he now eyes a potential clash after his scheduled bout.
Recalling their interactions, Brady shared,
“I was asking for the Ian Garry fight before I was given Kelvin, and then me and Vicente were actually DMing.”
He spoke highly of Vicente Luque and hinted at a potential bout, should Garry emerge victorious against Luque on December 16 at UFC 296.
The spotlight on Machado Garry has intensified recently due to various controversies. Messages allegedly exchanged between UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland and Garry regarding personal matters surfaced, while middleweight contender Brendan Allen accused Garry of questionable conduct post his departure from Kill Cliff FC, likening his actions to adopting a persona similar to Colby Covington's for career advancement.
Brady, resonating with Allen's sentiments, criticized Machado Garry’s actions.
“The way he just did that, he called him, he had cameras on him like recording him and Luque having a conversation — like, that s*** was wack to me. My teammates are like my brothers, so for me, if you’re at a gym, that’s your f****** family,” Brady expressed.
Reflecting on his gym's principles, Brady emphasized,
“We’re not going to film everything so God forbid you leave our team and say you did do something to one of our guys if you’re out there posting. And training is training, you know? So you can do whatever you want in training, but you get out there and fight the guy, it’s going to be a completely different story.”
Brady’s critique adds fuel to the ongoing tensions within the UFC, signaling potential future conflicts in the octagon as fighters continue to voice their opinions and call out their rivals.