“Charles Oliveira is not Khabib Nurmagomedov” – Justin Gaethje Gives His Take on the UFC Lightweight Title Fight Against Dustin Poirier


Justin Gaethje returns to the octagon at UFC 268 to face former Bellator light-weight champion Michael Chandler.

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The #2 ranked light-weight final entered the octagon when he took on the then UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He misplaced the battle through submission due to a rear-naked choke within the second spherical. That was Gaethje’s first loss by submission in his profession.

The previous interim UFC light-weight champion lately appeared on the UFC unfiltered podcast with Jim Norton and Megan Olivi. On the podcast, Gaethje was requested about what he thought concerning the matchup between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier, going down at UFC 269.

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Gaethje favors Dustin to return out on high in opposition to the UFC light-weight champion. Justin mentioned, “Poirier being a southpaw, it’s at all times funky while you face southpaws. It’s a bit totally different; you don’t see them usually. He does a fantastic job at controlling vary. Oliveira isn’t Khabib. He doesn’t march ahead and march via issues to shut that distance. He actually wants you to both select to take him down, or he wants you to purchase into the grappling with him and go into the clinch.”

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Gaethje let his emotions on ‘Do Bronx’ often known as properly. He’s not offered on Oliveira and would like to battle him. ‘The Spotlight’ mentioned, “I might like to battle Charles Oliveira as a result of I’ll present you what I’m saying. He’s a quitter. He confirmed it to you within the Michael Chandler battle. On the finish of the primary spherical, he wasn’t trying good, and he didn’t wish to be there.”

He may simply get his probability if he will get via Chandler and Oliveira beats Poirier.

What the long run can appear to be for Justin Gaethje?

Justin Gaethje isn’t a fighter who shies away from a battle. He has gained 19 of his 25 fights through knockout and is at all times able to dish it out. His subsequent opponent, Michael Chandler, can be one fighter who likes to placed on a present for the followers. 17 of the 22 wins in his profession have come through a stoppage, out of which 10 have been knockouts. His most up-to-date one being in UFC debut in opposition to light-weight Dan Hooker.

The followers will likely be in for a deal with as each fighters are actually going to go all out. Each of them are coming off losses of their earlier fights and would like to get a W subsequent to their identify.

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Chandler, within the buildup to the battle, mentioned, “I feel we go on the market, we discover out who takes the primary backward step, we get right into a brawl and we’ve got a blast. I’m going to return ahead, I’m going to get in (Gaethje’s) face, I’m going to take the middle of the octagon. I’m prepared for violence, I’m prepared for bloodshed, and I’m prepared for motion to provide the followers at house an outstanding present.”

Justin Gaethje responded to the feedback made by Chandler and mentioned nothing he says would change his strategy. ‘The Spotlight’ acknowledged it might be a harmful battle, as Chandler is an explosive and athletic fighter.

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The winner of the Gaethje and Chandler battle would be the favourite to battle for the title subsequent.

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