Justin Gaethje & team on Conor McGregor: “He’s scared, the man’s afraid”

During a group interview Justin Gaethje and his team doubled down on wanting a fight with Conor McGregor - and insisted the Irishman doesn't

The most elusive lightweight in the world at the moment is undoubtedly Conor McGregor. His name is constantly brought up by fans, the UFC, fighters and pundits. One of those who’s been bringing up his name frequently is Justin Gaethje, who’s torn a swathe through the lightweight ranks with three straight KO wins. After his latest win, in which he finished Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the first round, Gaethje expressed a desire to face McGregor.

“If he’s gonna fight I definitely want to fight him,” Gaethje said. “He punched an old man in the face, I want to fuck him up for that.”


Now, those sentiments have continued. During an appearance on TMZ alongside his manager Ali Abdelaziz as well as Kamaru Usman and Henry Cejudo, Gaethje let loose.

“He keeps tweeting he’s going to fight. On planet Earth there are two people who could possibly fight him. Me or Dustin Poirier,” Gaethje said. “He’s only fought two times in the lightweight division in his whole career, he’s fought two times, he lost one and won one. He’s ranked No. 3 for some odd reason. He needs to either go away or fight. I think it’s either me or Dustin.”

When asked by the TMZ employees if the UFC and Dana White were working on the bout, Abdelaziz insisted that McGregor wanted no part in it.

“He’s scared, the man’s afraid,” Abdelaziz chimed in.

Gaethje has now knocked out James Vick, Edson Barboza and “Cowboy” – all in the first round. Meanwhile, McGregor has been marred with controversy as of late. On Friday, he will receive sentencing for the infamous pub-incident, in which he sucker punched a 50-year-old man who refused his whiskey. He risks a maximum of six months in prison if prosecuted to the harshest extent of Irish law.


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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com