Justin Gaethje has highlighted a important variation between his upcoming opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov and his very last foe, Tony Ferguson.
Gaethje captured the UFC’s interim light-weight with a defeat of Ferguson back again at UFC 249 in May perhaps. Gaethje was the photograph of dominance in that battle, but Ferguson’s heart and toughness allowed him to survive right until the fifth spherical, when he at last wilted below a storm of strikes.
Gaethje will now choose on Nurmagomedov for the undisputed lightweight title in the main function of UFC 254 this Saturday. Although Nurmagomedov is widely regarded as the best light-weight in UFC historical past, and a single of the best fighters ever, Gaethje believes Ferguson has him defeat in just one crucial location: longevity and toughness.
Speaking on Early morning Kombat a short while ago, Gaethje shared his belief that Nurmagomedov won’t be ready to just take punishment like Ferguson can.
“I produce injury,” Gaethje explained (through MMA Mania). “If I hardly miss and hardly clip you, it is injury. Problems is done. In a 25-minute struggle I will generate problems just one way or another. The point about Tony (Ferguson) is that Tony enjoys that. 1 thing I am sure about Khabib is that he does not appreciate that.”
It is no top secret that Justin Gaethje intends to drag Khabib Nurmagomedov into a firefight and inflict greatest injury. The interim champion has pointed to this sport system formerly.
“I know I’m likely to see his blood,” Gaethje instructed ESPN. “I want him to see his blood and I want to see his reaction. He isn’t as nuts as me, that is the point. I consider he is insane and loves competitors but he isn’t fairly as crazy as me. He also hasn’t observed his blood lots of occasions, I’m certain. His design and style of battling is not a thing wherever you are searching for blood. I wager that doesn’t even cross his thoughts that he will see his have blood. That has under no circumstances been a variable for him.”
Do you assume Khabib Nurmagomedov is tricky sufficient to endure five rounds with Justin Gaethje?