Ian Garry Challenges Colby Covington To An “I Quit Match” With A Devastating Forfeit

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Ian Garry Challenges Colby Covington To An “I Quit Match” With A Devastating Forfeit

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Ian Garry fires back at Colby Covington for dragging his wife in their beef and challenges him to an ‘I quit’ fight, where the loser could pay the ultimate price.

Irish MMA fighter Ian Garry has arrived in the big picture and in recent exchanges between the pair, it’s clear Colby Covington is trying to get on his nerves, aiming at his wife. Well, Garry’s had enough of Colby’s garbage.

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In a video originally posted on Instagram, the fighter known as ‘The Future’ labelled Covington a ‘peak underperformer’ for going 0-3 in world title fights. He then challenged Chaos to a never-before-seen ‘I quit’ match in MMA with the loser required to leave the UFC.

“I challenge you to an ‘I quit’ match, where one of us has to say, ‘I quit,’ and whoever says the words ‘I quit’ has to retire — gloves off, centre of the octagon, sayonara, my friend. I’m going to be the final chapter in your legacy of failure. I’m going to rid the UFC of Colby Covington for good, and I’m going to make MMA great again.”

Garry has been making noise in the UFC lately. The 26-year-old recently picked up a big win over Geoff Neal at UFC 298 and is now 14-0 in his MMA career, including 7-0 with 3 KOs under the UFC. Because of that, Garry is now 7th in the UFC welterweight rankings, just three spots below Covington.

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After ‘The Future’ called out Chaos following his win over Neal, Covington began to hurl pebbles at the Irishman. Most recently, he called Garry’s wife Layla a ‘gold-digging whore’ and dared that since she is the one wearing the pants in their relationship, she should get down on her knees and beg Covington to accept a fight with her husband.

Covington has not fought since losing to Leon Edwards at UFC 295 in a welterweight title fight. The American is 2-3 in his last five bouts with all of his losses coming in bouts where the 170-pound title was on the line. Colby won the interim welterweight title by defeating Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 225. But since then, he’s alternated wins and losses and is just 4-4 in his last 8 bouts. 

Meanwhile, Garry is 14-0 with 7 knockouts and one submission victory. The former Cage Warriors welterweight champion is looking for a signature win to put him in title contention. However, it looks like he’s more focused on ridding the UFC of Covington, so this beef is one to keep an eye on, even if it’s unlikely we’re getting an “I quit” match.