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One of the biggest emerging prospects on the European scene is Cage Warriors’ Ian Garry.
Garry is undefeated so far in his young professional MMA career with a 3-0 record. The 22-year-old has been garnering a lot of attention for his dominant displays in Cage Warriors so far.
As with every young prospect in MMA with some attention, the talk soon becomes when the UFC callup will come. Garry admitted to the Eurobash podcast that he has a bit of a plan in place and there are some things he would like to achieve in Cage Warriors before making the jump up to the big leagues.
“There is a little plan in place. I don’t really care about what my record gets to in the sense of… I’m not getting beaten, that’s for sure. We’ll just get that out of the way; that’s not happening. It doesn’t matter if I’m 5-0, 6-0 or 12-0, it doesn’t matter how fast or slow my career goes. I know I’m going to get there. I want to win the welterweight title. That’s going to happen.
But I’m also a big boy. I’m 6-foot-3, and I’m 22 years of age. I’m not light, let’s put it that way. I would love to go up. Obviously, depending on how the circumstances are with the welterweight division and who’s at the top of it, I wouldn’t mind going up and challenging for that title and winning that as well.
There’s a certain attraction to it with Chris and James having held the middleweight title. I wouldn’t mind moving up and making a little trilogy for the club.”
Although Garry has some big plans and goals to complete in the Cage Warriors ranks before making the move to the big show. The highly touted Irishman understands that the UFC doesn’t come knocking everyday and says if the opportunity presented itself in a few fights time he won’t hesitate to jump on it.
“If the UFC comes calling for me when I’m 6-0, and I haven’t won the title, I’m going. That’s the way I look at it; I’m not turning down that opportunity.”