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Incredible Footage Shows How Khabib Will Deal With Justin Gaethje's Brutal Leg Kicks

Nasir Jabbar

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Incredible Footage Shows How Khabib Will Deal With Justin Gaethje's Brutal Leg Kicks

Footage of Khabib Nurmagomedov eating leg kicks like "baby food" has emerged online ahead of the UFC champion's fight with renowned leg kicker Justin Gaethje.

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'The Highlight' has revealed his game plan which consists of kicking Nurmagomedov in the calves to slow him down.

But a clip of the undefeated Russian absorbing stinging leg kicks like they're nothing from Edson Barboza has convinced some fans that Gaethje won't be a match for him.

"They won't effect him at all," one social media user wrote.

A second tweeted: "Barboza is one hell of a kicker."

A third added: "I know calf kicks are a lot worse than thigh kicks. But there a lot easier to grab singles with."

Of course, Nurmagomedov went onto beat Barboza by unanimous decision at UFC 219 back in December 2017.

Gaethje, meanwhile, stopped Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 to earn his shot at Nurmagomedov and he's laid out his strategy.

"I'll do it the same exact way that I have done it for every single fight. I will work to be my best self. I'm so athletic," he told ESPN.

"The first thing to go when you get tired is your legs. So, from now on till then, I'm gonna be running a lot, jump roping a lot, lot of airdyne, lot of step-ups, a lot of squats. If my legs are in shape, I don't get tired.

"And if I don't get tired then I can get back up. And if I can get back up, I can hit him. If I can hit him, I hit like a truck. I only gotta kick him 8 times in the calves before he is compromised."

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is reportedly set to headline UFC 253 on September 19 with a location yet to be determined.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, UFC 253, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar
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