1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Justin Gaethje (#5) Calls Out Conor (#2) [Update: Discussions Begin]

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ReadWrite, Apr 14, 2019.

?

Justin vs. Conor

  1. Justin

    58.6%
  2. Conor

    41.4%
  1. ReadWrite Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Messages:
    10,901
    Likes Received:
    236
    Justin Gaethje wants Conor McGregor or Tony Ferguson next

    ATLANTA – Fresh off a highlight-reel knockout of Edson Barboza just two weeks ago, Justin Gaethje feels he’s not far off from a UFC lightweight title shot.

    But he’s not about to try to cut ahead of Dustin Poirier, who claimed the interim belt in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC 236 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

    . . .

    “I believe the winner of tonight, deservedly so, gets a shot at Khabib, and I want to put myself in position to fight the winner of that fight,” Gaethje said. “I think Tony (Ferguson) and Conor (McGregor) do that for me.”

    . . .

    “Tony is dealing with whatever he has to deal with,” Ferguson said. “I expect him to take as much time as he needs to come back 100 percent. I know he can come back right now. He’s a warrior, there’s no doubt about it.”

    . . .

    “Who (expletive) knows what’s happening with Conor?” Gaethje said. “But they either take him out of the rankings if he’s retired, or they keep him in the rankings and he has to fight somebody. If that’s me, cool. If that’s not me, cool, but there has to be some type of structure to what’s going on here. We can’t just keep floating around.”

    . . .

    “I want to know what my path is, and you can’t do that by saying I’m retired and being in the rankings and being ranked ahead of me,” Gaethje said. “If you’re ranked ahead of me, you’re fighting for the title. He doesn’t deserve a title shot right now, so therefore it’s me or its Tony, and he has to pick one of us to fight.”

    https://mmajunkie.com/2019/04/justin-gaethje-conor-mcgregor-tony-ferguson-next-fight
     
  2. milenss Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,831
    Likes Received:
    242
    Justin vs. Tony...
     
  3. Kings MMA Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would love to see that fight!
     
  4. Beans & Cornbread Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2019
    Messages:
    2,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gaethje buries whats left of Conor's reputation in the fight game. Book it.
     
  5. ChildoftheCorn Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,935
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cruisin down Vine St., heading to Memorial Stadium
    Damn, talking about himself in the third person. Tony really is going through some shit.
     
  6. Chad W Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    executionermma mom's house
    conor/tony should be next. makes up for tony not getting the shot at khabib.

    gaethje fights winner of iaquinta/cowboy
     
  7. KeepItRealist Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    16,029
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there any indication that Conor is even fighting any time soon? All he seems to be focused on now is being a Twitter Warrior.
     
  8. PulsingJones Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2019
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    2,753
    Why is conor #2 again?

    He is 1-1 in LW.
     
  9. ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    10,797
    Likes Received:
    1,530
    Justin vs twitter warrior
     
  10. yougetKTFO Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    153
    Idk half of me thinks Justin survives and annihilates him the other half think Conor catches him early and puts him away, he has taken a load of damage now and doesn't seem intended on changing much defensively
     
  11. Touch of Death Free @Soul On Ice

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2,665
    Likes Received:
    96
    Gaehtje got finished by Eddie and Poirier.

    Two guys Conor finished in less than 3 rounds combined.

    McGOAT 1st Round KO
     
  12. KeepItRealist Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    16,029
    Likes Received:
    0
    And the dude he beat just got his ass destroyed in freaking ONE
     
  13. ColombianFist "Trane UFC, Bro"

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    6,565
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    Colombia (Duh)
    Unless it's an interim fight i don't think Mcg will take that fight without a tin foil belt on the line. That being said, Gaethje beats Mcg hard and ko out cold or a brutal beating.
     
  14. ignorant MMA fan Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2018
    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    1,630
    Fk yeah. That's a top 5 wish list match-up for me. Front leg kicks are The Highlight's path to victory.
     
  15. GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Messages:
    7,827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Completely reasonable comments.

    And I’d take Justin to knock McGregor out. But I don’t think McGregor or the UFC want that fight.
     
  16. ApplesVild Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    6,522
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah and Justin lost to the guy who just got his ass beat in ONE... What's your point?
     
  17. Guitardude Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    9
    This. Terrible matchup for Justin. Conor pieces him up on the feet early an easily with his much more technical striking.
     
  18. green giant Honor still means something................

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    7,542
    Likes Received:
    113
    Location:
    In the air
    Conor is a douchebag, don't like how he treats people and his ego but he is way too precise and technical for hay maker magee. All the Conor haters just hate on everything.
     
  19. KeepItRealist Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    16,029
    Likes Received:
    0
    That Conor's lone LW win isn't that impressive.
     
  20. Lukn4trbl Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Messages:
    4,212
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Conor #2 <45>

    Maybe he's, "doing number 2"? That's about it.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.