UFC on FOX 29 took place last night Saturday (April 14, 2018) in Glendale, Arizona. The main event features lightweight Dustin Poirier overcome eye pokes and brutal leg kicks of a former World Series of Fighting champion, Justin Gaethje to scores a TKO win early in the fourth round.
Both Lightweight contenders No. 5th-ranked Dustin Poirier and No. 6th-ranked Justin Gaethje banks an extra $50,000 for their main event epic brawl.
The always-relentless Gaethje chewed down Poirier’s lead leg with his signature kicks, but Poirier got the better of the boxing exchanges despite injures his limb. The bout was a back-and-forth affair that saw both fighters seemingly firing strikes non-stop for the duration of their contest.
Justin Gaethje is the UFC’s crown prince of violence said in a post-fight scrum, his current style of fighting that he displayed at UFC On Fox 29 is not the type that makes for long careers: (Quotes Via MMAMania)
“I didn’t come into this sport to win or lose. It is the entertainment factor for me,” said Gaethje during his post-fight media scrum. “I will be known and remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters that ever did it. I’m content with what just happened, as stupid and crazy as that sounds. I felt so comfortable in there, best I ever felt.
“I go in there to entertain people. This is the entertainment business,” he continued. “I’ve never been worried about winning and losing. The only thing I’m scared of, is not performing, and not putting on an entertaining fight. That sounds stupid, but it’s what I signed up for. It’s my purpose.”
Justin Gaethje makes insane UFC debut, TKOs Michael Johnson last July in the main event of TUF 25, then a coming off a knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez on pay-per-view (PPV) back at UFC 218 and most recently against Poirier. People have already concerns about the longevity of his career after constantly putting on all these wild slugfests.
“I got about five fights,” Gaethje said. “I want the biggest fights possible. Coming off two losses, that’s hard to say, but you want to see me fight. If you don’t see me fight live, you will regret it when I’m done. And it’s not going to be very long, I’ve got five left.
“I want to golf when I’m 60. I have a human services degree, I want to do social work. Hopefully I can buy a lot of houses and make money that way.”
Gaethje has suffered back to back losses after starting his career on an 18-fight winning streak.