“That man only fights people I beat” Justin Gaethje takes jab at Conor McGregor following UFC comeback announcement vs Michael Chandler

Justin Gaethje Who has never fought Conor McGregor in the octagon has taken a shot at the Irishman for only taking on opponents that Justin has previously defeated.

Let’s investigate to see if the claims made by the man who held the title of interim lightweight champion in the UFC are true or not. Both Justin and Conor are competing in the lightweight division at the moment, with Justin currently holding the number 5 spot.

Despite the fact that Justin’s overall record is 23-4-0, his record in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is 6-4-0, which indicates that all four of his losses in his MMA career have occurred in the UFC. Who exactly are the six combatants that Justin has beaten down?

In 2017, The Highlight won his first fight in the UFC, which was against Michael Johnson. After suffering a couple of defeats, he went on a winning streak that included victories over Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone, and Tony Ferguson, and the streak began with a victory over James Vick.

During that streak, he also defeated Tony Ferguson to win the interim title which he eventually lost losing against Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

The American fighter has only competed in two bouts over the course of the past two years, the first of which was a victory over Michael Chandler, and the second was his most recent fight, which was a defeat against Charles Oliveira.

“It makes perfect sense. That man only fights people I beat… I don’t f*cking care [who wins]. It’ll be fun. I’ll definitely pirate it or whatever the hell they do, steal it. I ain’t paying for that,” said Gaethje.

If we look at the list of fighters Gaethje has beaten, we notice that only Donald Cerrone appears to be someone The Notorious has faced. However, Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedo have a track record of beating both of them.

When McGregor faces Michael Chandler in his return fight, which is probably what Gaethje was implying when he made that claim, another name could be added to the list. 

 

Khandaker Muntasir

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Khandaker Muntasir Hossain is a passionate writer and avid reader. Other than having an immense interest in astronomy and gastronomy, he has been a sports lover all his life. Currently covering mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing of all promotions for Sportszion.

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