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Justin Gaethje was unimpressed by Poirier’s performanace against Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Last month, Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. He won the fight in the third round via rear-naked choke.

There were instances in the fight when it looked like Poirier might beat Khabib when he had the Russian in a tight guillotine choke, but ultimately the reigning champion was able to free himself and defeated Poirier.

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The other top contender in the weight class Justin Gaethje wasn’t much impressed with Nurmagomedov’s performance.

I think Dustin Poirier sh-t the bed. He went out there and sh-t the bed and got his ass whooped,” Gaethje said in an interview with ESPN. “He didn’t do what he needed to do and he didn’t even put up a fight. So I don’t want to go through him to get to Khabib.” (Transcription via MMA Mania)

Justin Gaethje is currently riding on a three-fight winning streak having defeated James Vick, Edson Barboza and Donald Cerrone all via first-round KO.

Gaethje was defeated Dustin Poirier in April last year at UFC on FOX 29 via TKO in the fourth round. Although Gaethje is also in line for a title shot, he would probably have to wait as former interim champion Tony Ferguson is the top contender to fight for the title.

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