Unbeaten welterweight contender, Ian Garry may be preoccupied by a February fight with Geoff Neal at UFC 298, however, the Dubliner claims the prospect of a future middleweight fight with rival, Sean Strickland attracts him, surpassing mocking the latter’s much-discussed traumatic childhood.

Garry, the current number ten ranked welterweight contender, has been sidelined since he featured on the main vellum of UFC 292 when in August in Boston, landing a one-sided unanimous visualization win over the division’s most winningest fighter, Neil Magny in Massachusetts.

Forced from a return at UFC 296 when in December, Garry was removed from the vellum tween a wrestle with pneumonia, resulting in the cancelling of a scheduled fight with training partner, Vicente Luque, and the rebooking of a tour with Neal for February.

Ian Garry addresses Sean Strickland rivalry

Releasing a ‘hitlist’ of fighters he hopes to stand opposite in 2024, Garry first penned the above-mentioned, Neal, surpassing then listing former interim champion, Colby Covington, and finally, incumbent middleweight best, Strickland.

And divulging his desire to fight the outspoken middleweight champion, Garry, who predicted Strickland would be without his championship in tow come the end of the year, moreover vowed to requite him such a bad vibration he would forget the diaper trauma he has openly discussed.

“I’m gonna get my hands on him (Sean Strickland),” Ian Garry told MMA Fighting. “In an platonic world, towards the end of the year – I don’t think Sean Strickland is going to be world champion anymore.”

“And I believe there’s an veritably platonic opportunity for me to step up to middleweight and requite him a hiding,” Ian Garry explained. “And maybe, maybe I’ll write-up him so bad that he’ll forget all that trauma from his childhood. And he can thank me.”

Slated to make his comeback at UFC 297 this month, Strickland takes on South African contender, Dricus du Plessis in a middleweight championship headliner.

Khamzat Chimaev has been guaranteed a shot at the middleweight title in front of UFC 297, with a likely battle against the supreme middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, not too far off.

Why It Makes a difference
Chimaev's dependable title gave connotes a huge chance for the undefeated contender to get UFC gold, mirroring his quick ascent in the middleweight division.

By the Numbers
Khamzat Chimaev is sure that he will battle for the UFC gold, with a guaranteed title shot following the result of the Strickland-Du Plessis battle at UFC 297 on January 21.
Province of Play
Khamzat Chimaev is situated for a potential title battle subsequent to being guaranteed of the open door, while anticipating the consequences of the impending headliner at UFC 297 to decide his next rival.
What's Straightaway
The result of the Strickland-Du Plessis battle at UFC 297 will eventually choose Khamzat Chimaev's next rival and the direction of his interest for the middleweight title.

Main concern
Khamzat Chimaev's certain declaration of a reliable title battle mirrors his situation as a rising star in the middleweight division, with his yearnings now attached to the result of the impending title session.