Justin Gaethje Shuts Down Conor McGregor Title Fight!

While McGregor wants to get Justin Gaethje into the cage, it seems like the latter isn’t interested in it. Catch what Gaethje got to say on this fight below!

Justin Gaethje Shuts Down Conor McGregor

Justin Gaethje Shuts Down Conor McGregor Title Fight!

After defeating Tony Ferguson at the UFC 249 and winning the interim lightweight title, Gaethje has become a hot topic in the MMA world. Now, he’s waiting for a potential match with the current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagamedov. However, as Khabib is stuck in Russian, Conor McGregor is currently looking for a chance to fight him. Recently, the Irishman has made his intention clear through social media.

On the other hand, Gaethje doesn’t seem to like the idea. The American fighter claimed that he would only fight Khabib. As a newly crown interim champion, we understand his decision. He will become the undisputed king of the lightweight division if he manages to beat Khabib and unify two titles. However, as the Russian fighter is observing Ramadan, he won’t be ready to fight any time soon. 

Justin Gaethje Shuts Down Conor McGregor

Now, unless the money is good, the new interim champion could open the door to McGregor. According to a recent statement from Gaethje, he thinks that McGregor is losing his clout. “I don’t mean with the general public, but with fighters, he’s losing so much respect in the game, which he probably doesn’t care. But to someone like me and even him, I would assume that matters a little bit. He doesn’t hold the cards right now. I put myself in a great position. I asked for a say in my destiny, and I showed up. Now I can pick between Khabib and Conor right now. If I wanted to fight Conor right now, I could. Believe me. Why wouldn’t [UFC president] Dana White put that together? But that’s not the fight I want.”

Khabib Time

Also, he shared more about the situation if Khabib couldn’t fight. “You don’t get to fight me next, unless there are crazy circumstances, where Khabib cannot fight. Then we’ll fight. That’s the only way. Other than that, you don’t get a say. Dana White laughed whenever they told him Conor said he was fighting me. He said, ‘No, Gaethje is fighting Khabib.’ You’re still worth all the money in the game, that’s true. But you’re losing clout when it comes to inside the game.”