Justin Gaethje thinks that its ludicrous that Conor McGregor and his group are pushing for a set of three title session with Dustin Poirier soon after UFC 257.
McGregor did alright in the initial verse, yet Poirier’s leg kicks incurred significant damage before “The Diamond” won by means of second-round knockout.
McGregor stays a huge draw, however Gaethje doesn’t belive the advancement ought to take into account the Irish star after they did what’s needed of that paving the way to UFC 257.
“For them to come out and say he wants a title shot next, rematch with Poirier, they’re fing idiots,” Gaethje said.
“He’s been treated special over and over and he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him, it was for him to win. He wants to be ‘Mr. Humble’ now, but you know he would have been an asshole had he won that fight.”
Gaethje himself tested for lightweight gold at UFC 254 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, losing by second-round triangle stifle in the second round in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 24.
The previous Series of Fighting hero gives off an impression of being in the blend for one more shot at the belt with Nurmagomedov apparently agreeable in retirement.
Gaethje records McGregor among the adversaries he would be keen on confronting, alongside Poirier, Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira and Nate Diaz.
He doesn’t see a McGregor battle happening as expected, and if the previous two-division champ battles for a title, Gaethje may take some exceptional measures.
“He’s not fighting for a title. I will think about never fighting in the UFC again if he fights for a title. That would be preposterous,” Gaethje said.
“He’s sitting at No. 6, he’s won one fight in his entire life in the lightweight division. He picks and chooses who he fights. I would love to fight him but I don’t think it should be next. But he ain’t gonna fight me.”