Conor McGregor recently praised fellow countryman Ian Garry for his outstanding performance in the UFC 285 matchup with Song Kenan. In a third-round stoppage, the 25-year-old welterweight earned his fourth straight triumph, improving his promotional record to 4-0.
The “Future” celebrated his Knockout victory by performing the “Billi Walk,” which was made popular by McGregor. The young Dubliner’s post-victory homage thrilled “The Notorious,” who was impressed by Garry’s performance.
Responding to a video of Ian Garry executing the ‘Billi Walk,’ McGregor claimed:The young Irish boxer, who has been public about his tremendous adoration for Conor McGregor, was fascinated to see his athletic idol proclaim him a champion. In response to the former two-division champion’s statement, Ian Garry tweeted a quote and his sentiments:
To his credit, McGregor has supported Garry from the start of his UFC career onward. The night before UFC 285 took place, the two Irish competitors shared a touching moment backstage during the ceremonial weigh-ins.
Season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is being co-coached by Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor. Later this year, the pair will square off in the octagon. The promotion hasn’t yet made the event’s date or venue official, though.
Ian Garry on Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler
Conor McGregor will defeat Michael Chandler when they square off in the octagon later this year, according to Ian Garry. Despite the fact that the young Dubliner trains with Iron at Kill Cliff FC, Garry has no problems about backing his countryman.
After being sidelined for more than a year due to a severe leg fracture sustained against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021, “The Notorious” is set to make his eagerly awaited return to the UFC. Next season, McGregor will once again coach TUF with Chandler before going up against the American at the end of the competition.
Ian Garry commented on the eagerly awaited fight in an interview with Mirror Fighting, saying that he believes McGregor will win:
“It’s quite easy to do this. I’ve been working out with Chandler for a year now. While I have nothing against him, he will be competing against a national inspiration. a man I’ve always admired… I’m definitely on team Notorious.”
Conor McGregor has been hailed by ‘The Future’ in the past for inspiring him and many other Irish MMA fighters and fans. Understandably, Garry rarely misses the chance to thank “The Notorious” for his part in elevating Ireland’s stature in the mixed martial arts community as a young Irishman.