I Want Khabib!!
Never Fought A Guy Like Me
4/3/2019 2:45 PM PDT
The 30-year-old UFC star — who’s fresh off his insane KO of Edson Barboza — laid out his blueprint for winning the lightweight title … and it runs squarely through Dagestan.
“I’ll take the winner of [Dustin] Poirier and [Max] Holloway. That’s the fastest way to Khabib. I want Khabib. I want to fight the Russian. That’s who I want to fight.”
Dustin and Max are fighting for the Interim title at UFC 236 on April 13 … and Gaethje is ready to fight whoever comes out on top — with the ultimate prize being a crack at Nurmagomedov.
— UFC (@ufc) March 31, 2019
Justin says he’s got something NOBODY else who’s stood in the Octagon with Khabib has had … the ability to whoop his ass.
“He’s gonna have to fight a stand-up fight with me. He’s not gonna be able to take me down.”
Standing up with Gaethje — who was an All-American wrestler in college — is usually a bad idea ’cause he’s known for his powerful hands … but so was McGregor (and we know how his fight with Khabib turned out).
“Conor was terrified of being taken down.”
Justin says he isn’t … and that’s why he’s the man to hand Khabib his 1st loss.