There is still no timetable for Conor McGregor’s return, but he has a lot of people ready and willing to welcome him back into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon. Among them is top lightweight contender Justin Gaethje.

According to Justin’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, Gaethje is a big threat to “Notorious,” and says if they were to ever meet inside the Octagon, it would not end well for the former UFC champ-champ.

“People want to chase this guy, Conor McGregor,” Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie Radio. “If you want to come and get it – understand, if you give Gaethje eight weeks, Gaethje doesn’t take short-notice fights. Just to be clear, for everyone to know out there, Gaethje needs eight weeks. If you give Gaethje eight weeks and ask him to fight you, anybody, he’s going to fight. He’s not going to turn down any fights, right? But do you really think that Conor McGregor wants to go to as dark of a place as Justin Gaethje takes you? Do you believe so?”

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According to Ali, Conor isn’t as hard a worker as some make him out to be, which is an odd thing to say considering Conor has defeated some of the best the fight game has to offer.

“Conor McGregor is an Instagram model,” Abdelaziz said. “Conor McGregor, he just wants attention. He goes to the gym everyday, and they give him a spray bottle to make him look sweaty. But we know this guy doesn’t really train hard, because if you train hard, you can’t be losing. He hasn’t won a fight since 1996.”

Conor’s last win was actually in 2016, Ali.

“If Justin Gaethje will fight Conor McGregor, it’s like slaughtering a pig, and he’s going to squeal and he’s going to be all red and blue on Monday night. His legs will be like a rainbow color. His face would be like a watermelon, black and red,” he said. “We’ll give this white boy some color. We’ll give him a bloody tan. Justin Gaethje would eat his heart alive.”

Now that a fight between Donald Cerrone and Conor is off the table due to “Cowboy’s” upcoming fight against Tony Ferguson, do you want to see Gaethje take on McGregor down the road?

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