Justin Gaethje weighs in on potential rematch with Charles Oliveira or Dustin Poirier following victory vs Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286

Justin Gaethje is one of the prime examples of self-marketing in UFC. The former UFC interim lightweight champion, however, has a regret of his own. To set things right, he wants another shot at one of his past opponents, Dustin Poirier.

Gaethje is fresh off a stupendous victory against Rafael Fiziev. He brutalized ‘Ataman’ at UFC 286. Fiziev had bruises all over his face in the fifth round whereas Gaethje still looked like he could engage in an entirely new fight. ‘The Highlight’ literally made the highlight reels of the night his own as he bagged yet another ‘performance of the night’ bonus.

The American lightweight proclaims himself to be the most exciting fighter to ever step foot in the octagon. Which is why he delivers a whole post-fight act altogether. There was no exception to that following his decision victory against Fiziev.


What are the fights Justin Gaethje is looking forward to?

Gaethje claimed that he had done all he needed to do to climb up the ladder. He was ready to fight someone ranking below him, which he eventually did. And now, he wants yet another title shot. ‘The Highlight’ feels that he has earned the right to be the number one contender to fight the winner of the Beneil Dariush and Charles Oliveira fight.

However, he is reluctant to fight Dariush as he admires him. Having said that, he feels that Dariush will come out of this tie as the victor. On that note, Gaethje touted himself as an ‘idiot’, bringing up his loss against Oliviera. He wants another shot at Oliviera to prove his worth.

Justin Gaethje sets his sights on Dustin Poirier

Following that, he expressed his desire to turn back the clock in that post-fight interview. He name-dropped Dustin Poirier out of the blue as his favored fight saying, “Yeah, that’d be great.” Even though Gaethje wants his revenge on Oliviera, he wants to settle the marks with Poirier first.

The two squared off in the octagon at UFC on FOX 29. Poirier knocked out Gaethje in the fourth round. And as things have transpired, it is clear that this fight still weighs Gaethje down.

‘The Diamond’ after losing to Charles Oliveira defeated Conor McGregor in two consecutive events, in the latter of which Conor had a grueling leg injury. Poirier last fought against Connor’s upcoming opponent Michael Chandler, where he won by decision.

To fight this in-form Poirier Gaethje will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat. Then again, Gaethje will believe in himself after such a dominating victory against Fiziev.


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