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Justin Gaethje Throws Away Interim Title During Face-Off With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nasir Jabbar

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Justin Gaethje Throws Away Interim Title During Face-Off With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Justin Gaethje threw away his interim UFC lightweight title and pointed at Khabib Nurmagomedov's belt during the face-off ahead of UFC 254.

Both men squared off against each other for the first time since the fight was made official in July.

And during the head-to-head, the American challenger removed his interim strap after initially posing with it for photo opportunities.

He then appeared to gesture at Nurmagomedov's belt: "I want that one."

'The Highlight' captured the interim title after defeating Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in May.

He stopped Ferguson to set up a meeting against Nurmagomedov, who had to withdraw from his bout with Ferguson after being stuck in Russia due to COVID-19

'The Eagle' hasn't fought since his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in September 2019.

But he returns to the Octagon this weekend to defend his UFC crown.

Featured Image Credit: UFC/BT Sports

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

Nasir Jabbar
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