Just after permitting the smoke obvious from UFC 257, range two ranked light-weight Justin Gaethje a short while ago shared his feelings on the current state of the lightweight division and his thoughts on observing Conor McGregor getting taken out.
In an job interview with ESPN MMA, Gaethje squandered no time dropping his two cents on variety 6 rated light-weight McGregor finding TKO’d for the 1st time in his profession by range one contender Dustin Poirier.
“I appreciate seeing a loudmouth kid get knocked out there is nothing that would make me happier,” Gaethje explained. “Seeing a piece of s–t get put down, that was good. I cherished it.”
Right before locking on to the upcoming lightweight contender, Gaethje also made a threat should really the UFC make the possible trilogy match among Poirier and McGregor for the undisputed lightweight title.
“I will never fight for the UFC yet again,” Gaethje said. “I would possibly definitely think about hardly ever fighting for the UFC if he fights for a title once again. That would be preposterous.”
Justin Gaethje targets following UFC opponent
Gaethje then turned his interest to the winner of the UFC 257 major event and current amount one particular contender in the light-weight division, Dustin Poirier.
“I’d somewhat fight Dustin Poirier [instead of McGregor], definitely,” Gaethje claimed. “That’s the finest gentleman in the division right now if Khabib was retired.”
Gaethje was also receptive to the plan of preventing just one of the largest stars in the UFC, Nate Diaz.
There has been some speculation by pundits and other fighters that Diaz will make a return to lightweight. His very last struggle in the division was a unanimous decision victory about Michael Johnson in December of 2015.
“If they call me to combat Nate Diaz, I’m preventing Nate Diaz,” Gaethje mentioned. “I will roll him up and smoke him like a blunt.”
Gaethje also acknowledged his openness to bouts versus range 3 rated light-weight contender Charles Oliveira and amount four rated Michael Chandler.
“I wanna combat for a title,” Gaethje mentioned. “Poirier, McGregor, Diaz, Chandler, Oliveira at the close.”
Rationalizing his conclusion to set “Do Bronx” at the stop of his record, Gaethje conceded Oliveira’s risk from a match-up standpoint.
“I imply, Oliveira’s the toughest match-up in the division,” Gaethje stated. “He provides a incredibly unique established of skills. But Paul Felder knocked him out, he doesn’t like having hit, and I hit like a truck.”
Whoever is up future for “The Highlight” in the best 5 of the UFC’s most stacked division, Gaethje is recreation.
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