Nobody is as transparent as Justin Gaethje when it comes to self-evaluation within the sport of MMA. Ask Justin, and he'll tell you his thoughts, emotions, and uncut analysis. With a kill or be killed attitude, there's a reason why Gaethje is a fan favorite. When it comes to Gaethje and his matchup against Khabib, his plan is to stay away from the fence and cause as much damage as possible. Or else, he will find himself in major trouble. Justin Gaethje Prepared to Stay Away From Fence Justin Gaethje faces Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title unification encounter that will headline UFC 254. The pay-per-view event is scheduled to take place on October 24th at the UFC\u2019s Fight Island venue in Abu Dhabi. Ever since the fight was advertised, fans have taken to social media to formulate their opinions on who will win the contest. However, Gaethje is aware of the danger Khabib presents, and he isn't afraid to talk about it. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v-6RY80mgNro \u201cI didn\u2019t watch any tape on Khabib,\u201d Gaethje stated. \u201cI\u2019ve watched his fights throughout his career because I\u2019m a huge fan of everything. I\u2019ve always focused on being my best self. He hasn\u2019t fought someone that\u2019s grappled as long as he has, I have. Everyone says they\u2019re ready and I will not allow him to put me on the fence. If I do, then I\u2019m screwed. \u201cMy plan is if we\u2019re gonna grapple, let\u2019s grapple in the middle at all times. I\u2019ve said it 1,000 times; I cause damage. I have dense bones and I\u2019m gonna kick his legs. That\u2019s where we\u2019re gonna start and we\u2019ll go from there.\u201d Race to the Finish Gaethje will be Khabib's toughest test to date. Furthermore, Nurmagomedov recently stated that he will go into the fight with the mindset of finishing Justin. With both men pledging to bring a finishing mentality, it's even more evident why the bout is trending to be the biggest in UFC history.