Former Interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has made comments in which he has stated that Conor McGregor is following Justin’s path and is trying to fight the guys whom Justin Gaethje has already defeated. Justin Gaethje has been in the spotlight for a while as he is coming off an impressive win over Michael Chandler. He has also shown a decent amount of activity in recent times on social media. Justin Gaethje has been on the radar of the former two-division champion Conor McGregor for quite a while. Now Conor McGregor has shown interest in fighting Michael Chandler who was just defeated by Justin Gaethje.
In his recent interview, Justin Gaethje gave a unique assessment on Conor McGregor in which he said that Conor is trying to fight the guys who Gaethje has already beaten up. Gaethje mentioned the name of the fighter and also said that he doesn’t want to disrespect any of his previous opponents.
“I don’t ever want to talk like this ’cause I hate to do it. [Donald Cerrone] is someone that I want to hang around with the rest of my life,” Gaethje said to TMZ Sports (via MMANews). “I don’t want to disrespect him in any way. Chandler doesn’t deserve it. Ferguson doesn’t deserve it. But to me, it feels like we’re in grade school and Conor McGregor’s following me around trying to pick up all my sloppy seconds. Like, is that not what’s happening?
“And I find it so hilarious. I need that guy who makes the cartoons to make a cartoon with that. But god, I hate to say it because, again, it’s disrespectful to the opponents that I beat,” Gaethje continued. “But I fought Cowboy, then he wants to fight Cowboy. I just beat up Chandler, now he wants to fight Chandler. He will never say my name. And Ferguson’s on the list now, too. So I just find that comical.”
Justin Gaethje last fought against Michael Chandler at UFC 268 in MSG. The fight was a war and both the fighters gave their best. Justin Gaethje won the fight via decision as he was able to calm himself in the chaos and picked perfect shots to land. Justin is now waiting in line to fight the winner of Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirer scheduled to take place at UFC 269.
Conor McGregor on the other hand is recovering from the injury he faced in his last fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Conor is 1-2 in his last three fights and hasn’t won a single fight at lightweight since his victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
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