Khabib on Conor McGregor vs Justin Gaethje clash: It’s a 50/50 Fight!
While waiting for another shot with Khabib, Conor McGregor is reportedly going to meet Justin Gaethje first. Today, Khabib has shared his thoughts on this match. Take a look!
Khabib on Conor McGregor vs Justin Gaethje clash: it’s a 50/50 Fight!
After making his comeback to the MMA world with a magnificent win over Donald Cerrone, the Irishman hasn’t announced his next fight yet. According to his team, he is planning to fight a total of three times this year. Notably, McGregor is looking for a chance to rematch his long-term rival Khabib Nurmagamedov. However, Khabib is already set to meet Tony Ferguson in the cage next month. As a result, we might be looking at another clash before this legendary rematch could happen.
To earn a chance with Khabib, The Notorious will need to take on another front-runner, Justin Gaethje. In short, this is possibly the quickest way for McGregor to a title fight. Both Khabib and Gaethje now shared the same manager, so this decision didn’t come as a big surprise. In a recent interview, their rep Ali Abdelaziz explained this is the way. “The only way Conor McGregor can fight for a title is if he beats someone like Justin Gaethje. If he were to do that, it would be hard to deny him.”
Unlike Khabib, Gaethje is desperate for a title shot for a long time; and a fight with The Notorious will be just as good. Now, it seems like his lucky day is finally here. When being asked on this clash, Khabib has shared that it could go either way because both fighters are good on their feet. This might be the closest thing to respect that the lightweight king has given McGregor up until now. “My opinion, I want Justin Gaethje, but I think 50/50. I think you guys think 50/50, too. Because it’s going to be a stand-up fight, Justin is good, Conor is good on the standup, and I think it’s going to be 50/50.
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Khabib also added: “Justin Gaethje is one of the best lightweights in the world, of course. Anyone in the top of the lightweight division is going to be hard. You have to believe this. You have to believe you can become champion one day. If not, why do you train? I respect his mind, I respect how he thinks, and I respect he wants to show his skill, and he wants to challenge himself. You have to.”