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Justin Gaethje Explains How He's Going To Beat UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

Justin Gaethje Explains How He's Going To Beat UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

Newly minted interim-UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has revealed his game plan to beat UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson in the main-event of UFC 249 to capture the interim-UFC lightweight title.

His excellent victory over 'El Cucuy' sets up an undisputed clash with reigning and defending UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov.

And ahead of their championship meeting, 'The Highlight' has explained how he'll be the man to inflict a first professional defeat on the Russian's incredible record.

"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.

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"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."

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, Tony Ferguson, Fight News, UFC, MMA, UFC 249, Dana White

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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