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Garry on MVP conflict: ‘I am higher than you, I’m going to demonstrate it’


Ian Machado Garry completely isn’t lacking self assurance.

The 26-one year-feeble Irishman over but as soon as more locations his undefeated profession file on the freeway Saturday night when he fights oldschool Bellator standout Michael ‘Venom’ Page on the most important card of UFC 303 one day of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In Page, Machado Garry arguably faces his toughest profession take a look at against the striking specialist who has gathered a 22-2 file in educated combined martial arts, and who used to be a hit in his UFC debut this previous March against Kevin Holland.

But irrespective of coming up short in his pursuit of Colby Covington and now combating down the rankings for the most important time in his UFC profession, Machado Garry says that the battle will showcase not perfect his abilities, but his ability to outclass all comers within the skills-rich welterweight class.

“This is the most important time I’m coming into into an octagon with that championship mentality of ‘I am higher than you, I’m going to demonstrate it’ and that is all my job is, is to exit there and demonstrate that there’s a motive you’re ranked below me,” Garry suggested Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, as infamous by MMA Combating.

“There’s a motive I’m ranked increased than you and now it’s to exit there and entirely outclass MVP in any arrangement, form and form important to assemble my hand raised.”

All but 5 of Page’s profession bouts took space below the Bellator banner where irrespective of recording a spectacular highlight reel, he did not originate the promotion’s welterweight crown — most not too long ago losing a atomize up strategy to Logan Storley in 2022 in a battle to contest the meantime 170-pound title.

And if he couldn’t originate it in Bellator, Machado Garry doubts Page will look success within the UFC.

“MVP used to be aged and utilized in a extremely natty arrangement by Bellator,” he acknowledged. “We perceive this child’s gifted. We perceive this child can discuss and he can sell fights. They gave him a extremely easy jog of opponents to exit there and assemble his stamp and assemble his promotion, He used to be knocking out participants he’ll deserve to delight in knocked out. He used to be beating participants he’ll deserve to delight in overwhelmed.

“But ought to you peruse at him against Paul Daley, ought to you peruse at him against oldschool Cage Warriors champion Ross Houston, ought to you peruse at him against Logan Storley, a 3-time NCAA champion, ought to you peruse at him twice against Douglas Lima and Kevin Holland, sure he’s seemed tall because he’s a tall fighter and he has a tall explicit skills, which is that time-kickboxing karate vogue that’s awkward and stressful. But he’s not been in a web stutter to originate these guys or dominate them within the arrangement that he ought to serene.

“Now he’s right here,” he added. “Now he’s combating any individual 11 years youthful than him. Any individual who’s a ways extra gifted in every facet of the recreation than he ever wished he could well very well be. It’s my job to exit there and demonstrate there’s a motive I’m this extremely ranked. There’s a motive each person talks about me from earlier than my Cage Warriors debut. There’s a motive participants in MMA knew who I used to be. It’s on myth of the skills and the labor that I truly delight in.”

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