Why Was Ian Garry Kicked Out of Leon Edwards’ Gym? Where Does He Currently Train and Who Is His Coach?

Published 12/11/2023, 8:01 AM EST

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Undefeated star Ian Garry is returning to action at UFC 296. He will take on Vicente Luque and is hoping to continue his unbeaten run in Dana White‘s promotion. As we inch closer to the final pay-per-view of 2023, let us take a look at why Garry was removed from Leon Edwards‘s gym and, most importantly, where ‘The Future’ trains now.

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Ian Garry quickly rose to fame in the UFC. He made his debut back in 2021, and since then he’s remained undefeated and amassed a record of 6 wins without any losses. When it comes to Garry’s training, he once trained in the same gym as welterweight champion Leon Edwards. However, it was recently revealed that he was banned from Team Renegade. Let’s see what led to that incident.

The real reason Ian Garry was kicked out of Team Renegade

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When the word spread about ‘The Future’s exit from Team Renegade, the 26-year-old opened up about the incident. Ian Garry claimed that the reason behind his ban was none other than Leon Edwards. The coaches at the gym did not want their star UFC fighter to feel insecure in any way. Garry also mentioned that the coaches did not want to see Edwards doubt himself while training in his own gym. However, the welterweight champion had a different take on the situation.

When Leon Edwards shed light on Ian Garry’s exit from Team Renegade, he contradicted what the 26-year-old said earlier. ‘Rocky’ seemed very confident in his abilities as a fighter and he disagreed with ‘The Future’s explanation. He told ‘Sky Sports’, “I think everyone knows that’s bullsh*t. I’m on top of my game. Basically, the gym decided that he just wasn’t fitting for the gym.”

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Leon Edwards mentioned that the real reason behind Garry’s exit was the culture of Team Renegade. The 26-year-old is an outspoken and very vocal individual and maintains a constant presence on social media. Garry even has issues with attending training sessions on time, which led to him getting kicked out.

“He’s like a talker, a social media guy, brings his cameras everywhere. He’s late to sessions. It’s like two different cultures to what we have in our gym. The guys decided, not because of me,” said Edwards. Now that he’s done with Team Renegade, Ian Garry found another place to train ahead of his UFC 296. Let’s take a look at that front.

‘The Future’ is now training in the United States

Whenever Ian Garry was in the United States, he usually trained at Kill Cliff FC in Florida. However, ahead of his fight against Vicente Luque, the undefeated star found a new home in former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira‘s gym, Chute Boxe Academy. There have been many pictures posted online of him training with other fighters in Brazil.

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The revelation of Ian Garry’s new gym affiliation has solidified the fact that he is no longer a member of Team Renegade. However, he does not have a coach and is training mostly with other fighters. With Garry’s sights set on adding Vicente Luque to his list of defeated opponents, ‘The Future’ has been diligently training with his new team as he strives to climb higher in the welterweight rankings.

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It will be an intriguing sight to see how Ian Garry performs at UFC 296. He is putting in the work at Chute Boxe Academy in his quest to evolve as a fighter. If he can secure another win against Vicente Luque this weekend, Garry could see himself fighting a top-5 contender in his next fight, which will bring him closer to title contention.

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