Fans React as Superjacked 54-YO Mike O Hearn and Conor McGregor’s Protégé Ian Garry’s Bizarre Challenge Goes Viral – “He’s Crying Inside”

Published 05/28/2023, 4:16 AM EDT

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One bodybuilding icon that has been ruling the internet lately and has become a viral sensation is Mike O’Hearn. The seven times Fitness Model of the Year found himself in an unexpected encounter with Conor McGregor‘s protégé, Ian Garry. The 25-year-old Irishman is currently one of the most promising prospects in Dana White‘s promotion. He holds a commendable undefeated record of 12-0.

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Their paths unexpectedly crossed at a thrilling sports event, creating quite a buzz among fans. During their meeting, the surging Irish prospect and the 54-year-old fitness influencer engaged in a playful exchange of friendly blows. However, despite their intentions, the fans did not perceive it as mere playfulness.

Although the meeting between O’Hearn and UFC welterweight seemed harmless, to some of the fans, it appeared that the bodybuilder was taken aback by the forceful impact delivered by ‘The Future.’

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Fans feel Ian Garry didn’t go easy on Mike O’Hearn

Mike O’Hearn and Ian Garry met at the recent Karate Combat event. A video of these two recently went viral on social media where we can see the two stars squaring off against each other. Upon doing so, the undefeated UFC star landed a kick on the bodybuilder, which has now got all the fans talking.

 

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Check out how the fans reacted to this clip:

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  • “Baby he hurt him”
  • “The kid is a beast and a great person 🐺⚔️🐺 thanks @karatecombat” : Mike O’Hearn
  • “Now I wanna see one full force kick from Francis”
  • “I thought that guy isnt real 😆”
  • “That kick was NO JOKE TING ya kno👀👀🙏🏽”
  • “seems little too hard for a playaround”
  • “Bros definitely built different but he’s crying inside.”
  • “The crossover I didn’t know I needed”

It comes as no surprise that Ian Garry is a hard hitter, leaving his opponents trembling in his wake. Fresh off a spectacular victory against Daniel Rodriguez, where he delivered a stunning opening round knockout, ‘The Future’ is now only looking upwards and onwards from hereon.

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Do you think Ian Garry is the next big thing in the UFC? Do you think he was forceful in his impact aimed at O’Hearn? Let us know your take on the rising Irish star in the comments below.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His journey as an MMA fan started with Conor McGregor’s historic 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo in 2015, which sparked his love for the sport. Since then, he has closely followed the sport and gained an in-depth understanding of its nuances, which reflects in his insightful and analytical writing.
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