Leon Edwards’ Gym Shuts Out Ian Garry Due to Alleged Insecurities

In recent news, Mixed Martial Artist, Ian Garry made a shocking revelation about his departure from Leon Edwards’ Team Renegade gym located in Birmingham, England. The unbeaten welterweight prospect, who has a record of 13-0, was evicted from the said team, a circumstance he has expressed his discontent about. Throughout his career, Garry has trained in a number of gyms, the recent ones being Kill Cliff FC (once Sanford MMA) situated in Florida and the controversial Team Renegade belonging to Edwards.

According to Garry, the decision to remove him from the team came from a place of concern from Edwards and his coach, known as Dave Lovell, who were bothered about training with another top contender in the gym. Garry told The Independent “Leon and his head coach had an issue with me training on the mats and recently have asked me not to train there, because ‘Leon doesn’t want any insecurities or doubts on his own mats, within the gym,’ which I don’t fully understand,”. He went on to express his confusion about being regarded as a threat when he wasn’t up for title contention. In his words, the coach’s statement that he was a threat, indicated weakness and an inability to train with another top contender, something he found irksome.

Nevertheless, Garry took time to appreciate the good relations with Ash Begg and Tom Breese, who manage Team Renegade, clarifying that there were no disputes between them. When Team Renegade was reached for comment, they clarified their stance, in their statement to The Independent, stating that occasionally, the coaches allow fighters from outside to come in, but if the coaches felt it wasn’t positively contributing to the team’s culture, they deny the fighter access. They also argued that Garry’s more nomadic approach to training might produce excellent results, but it doesn’t align with what the team is envisaging at Team Renegade.

Not long ago, Garry announced his arrival to the Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil to gear up for UFC 296. This is a place he has trained before and he now calls it his new home. He is scheduled to take on Vicente Luque, who touts a record of 22-9, in UFC 296 on December 16.

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