There was no love lost between Ian Garry and Neil Magny after their UFC 292 fight.
The Irishman made an obscene gesture to the toughest opponent of his career after beating him up for three rounds at TD Garden in Boston on Saturday night.
Garry proved why he is nicknamed ‘The Future’ by impressively dropping his opponent three times with leg kicks during the first round.
The 25-year-old continued his relentless leg attacks in the second stanza and Magny, who was visibly hurt by the kicks, tried to earn some respite by initiating a wrestling exchange.
However, it wasn’t long before they returned to the striking range and Garry went back to work with the kicks that had referee Keith Peterson seriously considering waving off the bout.
It was more of the same in round three as Garry hunted for a finish, but ‘The Haitian Sensation’ bravely survived to see the final bell.
Mangy hadn’t done enough to impress his opponent who proceeded to stick his middle finger in his face after clashing with him throughout fight week.
Garry was irked by Mangy who referenced disciplining his two children by hitting them in the leadup to their clash on Saturday night.
“Being a father, I’ve become quite accustomed to that kind of whooping now, and that’s what we’re looking forward to giving on Saturday,” he said.
At the UFC 292 pre-fight press conference, Garry responded gby advising Magny to stay quiet and using a phrase first made famous by Conor McGregor.
“You’ll do f***ing nothing,” he said channelling his idol.
“You’ll sit there, shut up and do what you’re told,” Garry continued.
“I’ll f***ing talk all day long. On Saturday night, I’ll jab you in the mouth and I’ll break that nose.
“Mate, you get beat by f***ing everybody. What are you gonna do? You’re going to push me up against the cage and try to clinch in a bore-fest.
“I’m going to whoop your f***ing a***. Shut the f*** up!”
After living up to his prediction, Garry expressed his desire to establish himself as the UFC’s best striker by taking on Stephen Thompson next.
Garry is hoping to headline in Dublin soon, but says he is willing to travel anywhere in the world to get a shot at ‘Wonderboy’.