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Chute Boxe fighter claims he was provided $10,000 bribe to spy on Ian Machado Garry earlier than UFC 303


Ian Machado Garry claimed throughout UFC 303 combat week that Michael “Venom” Web page provided a Chute Boxe fighter “1000’s of {dollars}” in an try and “infiltrate” the staff for info, however “the Chute Boxe household is just too tight.” Now, a fighter from the health club says the allegations are true.

Matheus Terra, a 25-year-old light-weight from Uberlandia, stated he was approached by an individual he is aware of that lives in London and trains in the identical health club of Web page. Terra was texted early within the morning on June 3, 26 days earlier than UFC 303, with a suggestion to spy on Garry.

Matheus Terra with Chute Boxe star Charles Oliveira
Picture by way of Matheus Terra

“He known as me and requested if I wanted cash,” Terra advised MMA Preventing. “I believed he was going to ask me to show seminars there or perhaps combat, however he got here with this provide. He wished me to movie [his training] and share Ian Garry’s gameplan with them, and they might pay me a $10,000 reward.”

Terra advised the individual he would reply by way of textual content message, so he had a technique to show the legitimacy of the try and Garry and Chute Boxe chief Diego Lima. MMA Preventing was supplied with texts and a voice message from the dialog.

A couple of minutes after the decision ended, Terra texted the individual saying he didn’t assume “it was proper although I’m not near [Garry], he’s a member of my staff. It’s about loyalty … It’s numerous f*cking cash, and I would like it, however I can’t. Don’t get me improper, brother.”

The unnamed individual wrote again, saying “I knew you wouldn’t do it,” and adopted up with a voice message saying, “I wasn’t even going to ask this however the man talked about cash, and I don’t know the way Terra is doing with cash, and the way shut Terra is to the blokes, however that’s it. Such as you stated, it’s your staff, and after they win, all people wins.”

Terra stated he’s undecided if Web page knew concerning the provide, however thinks he “most likely did as a result of they prepare collectively and there’s cash concerned.”

On The MMA Hour, Web page addressed the allegations, stating that “I haven’t been advised something” with reference to somebody from his staff reaching out to a member of Chute Boxe asking for video or inside info.

“I don’t want it, particularly for him,” Web page stated. “I’m making an attempt to not be disrespectful to him as a result of it’s not private in any respect, however I don’t really feel like I wanted to get any further info to do what I do know I can do — or ought to have carried out, ought to I say — in that final combat. It’s not vital.”

Terra stated Chute Boxe head coach Lima was “stunned” when knowledgeable of the try.

“[Lima] was like, ‘How can this nonetheless occur today?’” Terra stated. “He was completely happy to know that he can rely on his fighters to not betray the staff for cash. Some individuals present lack of character when there’s cash concerned. Garry was very completely happy, too.”

Garry defeated Web page by way of unanimous resolution in Las Vegas to spice up his MMA document to 15-0, and Terra hopes to have extra success in 2024 as nicely. Terra went 3-1 as an novice earlier than turning professional in 2023, profitable his first two bouts by way of first-round rear-naked choke.

“My dream is to vary the lifetime of my household by this sport,” stated Terra, who is ready to face Hadson Rodrigues at Jungle Combat 128 on July 20.

Terra’s father fought MMA and skilled alongside Evangelista Santos in Uberlandia and launched him to martial arts by jiu-jitsu. Terra grew up competing on the mats earlier than deciding to make the transition to MMA in 2021.

“My dream is to be within the UFC and turn into champion there.”

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