Justin Gaethje Rips Conor Mcgregor For Calling A Rematch With Khabib Nurmagomedov
Many of the top Lightweights on the UFC roster have completely written off Conor McGregor as a proper contender in the division. Khabib has stated that he only wants matchups against tough guys, not ones that can’t win. Tony Ferguson said that Conor isn’t relevant to him. With that being said, Justin Gaethje seems ready to take on what everyone else has decided to leave behind. Justin responded to tweets Conor put out, ripping him in the process.
After Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, McGregor released a tweet via his social media.
Book my rematch for Moscow.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2019
Gaethje saw the Moscow tweet. Justin responded immediately with a tweet of his own.
Gaethje Explains His Stance
While Gathje appears to not respect McGregor as a person, additionally, he made it known that he respects his skill in the octagon. In the thread, he continued on answering fans tweets about how he felt about Conor’s skillset in the octagon. He praised Conor’s speed, timing, and distance management.
Fans didn’t seem to take kindly to the words Justin had for Conor. Many of them expressed that it was out of Justin’s character to speak badly about someone on Twitter. Especially Conor, who has faced a lot of ridicule on social media lately anyways, much to his own efforts.
Gaethje made it clear that he wasn’t out to attack McGregor’s family personally. He was simply commenting on McGregor’s personal antics the same way that a fan would.
Gaethje vs McGregor Matchup
If Gaethje is trying to set up a fight against McGregor, it shouldn’t be tough to get done. The UFC is dying to have Conor return to the octagon. All they need is an opponent and in Conor’s recent interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Gaethje was one of the possible opponents that Conor listed.
Hopefully, the two men can get in the octagon and settle their disputes, whether they’re real or not. Everything usually seems to oddly work in McGregor’s favor when it comes to business in the UFC, and he may have just sneaked his way back into title contention.
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