Justin Gaethje has been practicing his wrestling ahead of his battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov and has suffered a terrible slice in the method.
Gaethje, who is expected to fight Nurmagomedov in September in a unification of the light-weight title, took to social media to present off his nasty slice. He stated he will need to have a couple of stitches immediately after catching an accidental headbutt in instruction.
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“Going to need to have a couple stitches today. Caught an accidental headbutt all through wrestling today,” Gaethje wrote in the photograph.
As you can see, it is a terrible slash “The Highlight” experienced. But, provided his bout with Nurmagomedov is nevertheless a few months away it ought to be anticipated the gash is thoroughly healed and won’t engage in a issue in the bout at all.
Justin Gaethje claimed interim gold back at UFC 249 where he scored a fifth-spherical TKO gain over Tony Ferguson. It was his fourth straight knockout get, but the other a few came by initially-round KO. There, he conquer Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza, and James Vick.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, in the meantime, is 28- and final time out, submitted Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 to protect his belt. In advance of that, he beat Conor McGregor by submission in his initial title protection following profitable the vacant belt in excess of Al Iaquinta.
Justin Gaethje vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is one particular of the greatest fights the UFC could put on 2020. The Highlight has phenomenal wrestling and takedown defense, which he not often makes use of. But, it will no question be set to the exam versus the undefeated Dagestani champion.
For Gaethje, he states the critical to beating Nurmagomedov is footwork and remaining away from the cage. He believes if he does just that he will listen to “And New” at the stop of the night.
“You gotta self-defense. With out the footwork, you just cannot remain out of the fence,” Gaethje explained lately on the Joe Rogan Expertise. “If he is having a shot in the open up then he will travel you down to the fence. He’s not gonna try takedowns in the open. You check out all of his fights. You’ll maybe see five takedowns that he attempted in the middle of the cage. He’ll start out in the center but he is too pushy to the cage.”
For now, Justin Gaethje will have to heal up his minimize just before he can get again to do the job in his preparations to struggle Nurmagomedov.
What do you make of the minimize Justin Gaethje sustained?