According to a quite dependable source, Justin Gaethje was not content to look at Conor McGregor lose to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
Dustin Poirier scored a single of the very first main upsets of the calendar year and surely the maximum in profile when he defeated Conor McGregor in the main celebration of UFC 257. One particular of the viewers of the bout was welterweight winner Kamaru Usman. Usman experienced pitched a welterweight title battle to Conor McGregor past 12 months following McGregor’s welterweight earn in excess of Donald Cerrone, but alternatively of being in the Octagon with McGregor, Usman was seeing the combat unravel along with the relaxation of the spectators at house.
Soon after looking at Dustin Poirier chop absent at Conor McGregor’s suitable leg ahead of in the end putting him out in the 2nd round, Usman believes that one particular of the causes McGregor shed is for the reason that he simply just forgot he was competing in an MMA bout.
“I feel that was type of one particular of these factors to the place Conor was boxing and briefly forgot that this was a combined-martial-arts combat,” Usman claimed in an interview with The Schmozone. “Because Dustin commenced kicking. And then, Conor tried using to engage in minor head video games as nicely, threw a kick, a high kick, that in fact landed…that minimal spin kick. So I feel those were being moments in which he type of snapped again, like, ‘Oh, shit. I can kick.’ But by that level, your leg experienced presently been chewed up for a tiny bit.”
Kamaru Usman was not looking at the UFC 257 primary occasion alone. He was joined by coaching lover and buddy Justin Gaethje. In the aftermath of the bout, Justin Gaethje expressed deep pleasure in viewing McGregor get his comeuppance at the hands of Dustin Poirier, but that is not the reaction Usman witnessed after the summary of the bout.
“Justin, basically, he walked up the stairs. And I assume probably at 1 stage I read him say, ‘Fuck!’
“Because that’s a combat that he preferred,” Usman uncovered. “And which is a fight that, rightfully so, he deserved. So he’s a competitor. And, of training course, he preferred to contend versus that male. And observing that transpire, I believe it kinda poked at him a minor bit.”
In truth, not contrary to Usman, Justin Gaethje has identified as for a combat with Conor McGregor in the earlier, but these hopes are now on ice for the close to foreseeable future. Neither McGregor nor Gaethje at present has a battle booked, but McGregor and Poirier have both of those expressed curiosity in getting a trilogy battle, so we shall see what materializes in the light-weight division in the coming months.
What are your ideas on Justin Gaethje’s response to Conor McGregor shedding at UFC 257?