After successful nose surgery, Rafael Fiziev is already looking for a competition- this time, it is who has the better nose job.
It is kind of rare that two top contenders have the same surgery within a couple of days of each other, especially when they didn’t even fight, but it happened. Top lightweight contenders Fiziev and Justin Gaethje had successful nose surgery this week to fix their noses.
Gaethje’s nose has been giving him problems for several years, and he has even asked his opponents to break it; however, nobody has. Instead, he had the doctor break it in order to fix his nagging problems.
Fiziev on the other hand, had his nose broken for the first time in his lengthy combat sports career. He faced Rafael dos Anjos last week, and the former champion broke it.
On Thursday, Fiziev saw that Gaethje posted a picture to his Instagram story of his nose post-surgery and suggested they find out who got the better nose job.
“Perfect timing Let’s find out who’s nose job is better
@Justin_Gaethje,” Fiziev wrote on Twitter.
— Rafael “Ataman” Fiziev (@RafaelFiziev) July 15, 2022
With the timetable of both of their recovery, it makes a lot of sense to matchup the two wild strikers. Fiziev called for Gaethje after his big win at UFC Vegas 58.
Gaethje is coming off his second title loss to Charles Oliveria at UFC 274.