UFC Lightweight fighter Justin Gaethje was originally expected to face Michael Chandler in his next fight. The former Interim Lightweight Champion lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov last year and has not been back in the octagon since.
Reports indicated that Gaethje was in fact going to be the 1-0 (in the UFC) Chandler’s next bout. These plans appear to have changed as Michael Chandler will now be challenging for the vacant Lightweight Championship at UFC 262 against Charles Oliveira.
Justin Gaethje recently spoke to Full Reptile on the situation and how the Lightweight division stands right now. ‘Who knows, man,’ Gaethje toldÂ Full Reptile. ‘I can’t talk about it a lot right now’”I’m sure me talking about it [in the past] is the reason I’m here.”
Justin Gaethje on Dana White
“Who knows? Maybe I pissed someone off” Gaethje continued, “I don’t know. All I know is since I was 12, 13 years old, I listened to Dana White do interviews and explain what he wanted in a fighter, and I’m that motherf*cker.’
‘If I get disrespected, it’s gonna be hurtful” Gaethje stated. “Because I really bought into what [Dana] talks about. So it’ll hurt, because I feel like a company man from day one.”
Justin Gaethje finished by saying that he doesn’t want to leave the UFC, but it is an option. “I don’t ever want to go anywhere else, I don’t want to fight anywhere else. But my principles are the most important thing to me. We’ll see what happens.’
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