After scoring a first round knockout win over Donald Cerrone last Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 158 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Justin Gaethje once again took his shot at Conor McGregor.
While he did say he preferred a title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson, Justin changed his tune soon thereafter, saying he wants to “f*ck up” Conor for punching an old man in the face.
Assuming he isn’t retired.
“The Irishman’s retired,” Gaethje said. “I want a real fighter. I want the winner of Tony and Khabib,” he said during his post-fight interview.
”He looks tough, he looks really tough right there,” Gaethje said sarcastically at the post-fight presser. “If he’s going to fight I definitely want to fight him. He punched an old man in the face. I want to f**k him up for that.”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 15, 2019
Interestingly enough, a few days later Conor hinted at a possible return date of December 14.
While many thought Conor was insinuating he was going to be fighting in Dublin, Ireland since his tweet read “Dublin, December 14,” that may not be the case.
UFC is planning to stage its final pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year, as UFC 245 is set to go down at that date in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And since the main event currently features Amanda Nunes facing Germaine de Randamie for the title, the addition of Conor would be welcomed and obviously take top billing.
And a fight agaisnt Gaethje makes sense, as Justin has scored three straight first round knockouts and is in line for a shot at the title after Tony Ferguson.
And since Conor wants to jump the championship line, beating Gaethje would be a sure-fire way to do that.