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Justin Gaethje's Manager Lays Into Conor McGregor For Public Call-Out

Justin Gaethje's Manager Lays Into Conor McGregor For Public Call-Out

Justin Gaethje's manager has taken aim at Conor McGregor for wanting to fight his client next - explaining he missed his chance.

Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on Saturday night to set up a huge lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov down the road.

But McGregor unleashed a huge Twitter rant on Monday which included him calling out 'The Highlight' - a fight Ali Abdelaziz thinks has come and gone.

Per ESPN's Brett Okamoto, he said: "He [McGregor] had his chance for that, and he picked Cowboy [Donald Cerrone, at UFC 246 in January]. He picked the easier fight. The two kings of the division are going to fight in Khabib and Justin. Conor can be the co-main event."

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Despite what Abdelaziz says, Gaethje seems keen to fight McGregor and even dropped a hint that he'd be willing to fight the former 'Champ-champ' in his native Ireland.

"Khabib is the best in the world. I've been working since I was four for challenges like this." he said after defeating Tony Ferguson on Saturday.

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"And I'm happy to represent the United States of America versus Dagestan or Russia's best.

"He's 28-0 and there's no other challenge I want right now. I want to fight him."

The American fighter went on to say that he'll then "go to Ireland and do what I got to do" in a callout to 'The Notorious'.

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McGregor attacked his lightweight rivals in a string of tweets on Monday evening with some harsh words coming for Gaethje.

He began with: Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want. I am going to f**king butcher you. Your teeth. I'm going to put them on a f**king necklace."

"Speak on my skills as a father? You are f**king dead."

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He then sent another message before signing off with: "See you in July."


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Topics: Ali Abdelaziz​, Conor Mcgregor, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.