Dan Hardy is sorry for Ian Garry.
The Irish mixed martial artist, who has been on a rapid rise in recent years, will be returning to the Octagon Saturday (16th December) for his most important fight so far. Garry, however, has been a major topic of conversation for reasons other than his UFC 296 high-stakes welterweight match.
Fans and fighters alike chose to focus instead on his private life. It’s his marriage with 40-year old television presenter Layla Anna Lee.
Last month reigning UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland posted a video labeling Anna-Lee as a “succubus” after learning that she had written a guidebook for older women looking to date young athletes and celebrities entitled How to be a WAG. Anna-Lee claimed that the 11-page ebook was intended to be satirical. However, considering that Garry is 14 years younger than her, Strickland and others did not buy that excuse.
Strickland’s attack on the couple’s unconventional relationship opened the floodgates, forcing Garry to privatize his social media channels amid the backlash.