Justin Gaethje Compares Conor To Ronda, Wants to Fight Him
Justin Gaethje may have just given Conor McGregor an unintentional compliment while trying to insult him. Gaethje has been trying to call out Conor for months now. In fact, McGregor seemingly called out high profile lightweight to fight except Justin. Conor even mentioned featherweight turned bantamweight Frankie Edgar as a possible bout for his return. So, it’ no surprise that Gaethje feels like Conor might be giving him the runaround. However, the comparison Justin made between McGregor and Ronda Rousey is a head-scratcher.
Gaethje recently spoke with TMZ Sports. During the conversation, he listed his frustrations with Conor’s matchmaking. Golfing, snowboarding, and other activities have kept Justin’s mind at ease throughout the matchmaking process. Otherwise, he claims that his mind would go crazy because he doesn’t understand how Conor could fight anyone but him.
Speaking to TMZ Sports
“If he’s (Conor McGregor) fighting anybody, it should be me,” said Justin. If he wants to fight for a world title. If he doesn’t, then he can fight whoever he wants, I’m cool with that. But if he wants to fight for a world title, I’ve put myself in line. And you’re trying to be in line so what is happening right now,” finished Justin.
As the interview progressed, Gaethje made an odd comparison of McGregor to ex UFC dominate champion Ronda Rousey.
“I think he knows that he needs a win but at the end of the day this is gonna be another Ronda Rousey story,” stated Gaethje. “He dug himself too deep of a hole and there’s no way he can come out of it. He’s gonna get knocked out and he’s gonna go away.”
Gaethje’s comparison didn’t make much sense. Unless he is strictly referring to successes achieved outside of the UFC octagon. Otherwise, McGregor and Rousey simply don’t compare when it comes to accolades inside the cage.
Rousey went undefeated for the first 5 years of her MMA career. Also, she successfully defended her UFC championship 6 times winning a performance bonus in all of the fights with the exception of one.
McGregor, while an exceptional fighter, has never defended any title he’s ever earned. To compare McGregor and Rousey seems odd. But, these days, a fighter has to dig into their full arsenal of verbiage in order to get the fight they want.
We ain’t mad at ya, Dustin.