The DM That Justin Gaethje Sent To Conor McGregor Which Proves He's The Craziest Fighter In The UFC
Gaethje stopped Tony Ferguson in the main-event of UFC 249 to claim the interim-UFC lightweight title.
A clash with McGregor has been mooted with the pair of fighters exchanging verbal jabs on social media ahead of a potential showdown in the UFC.
And if the fight does come to fruition, it'll be a bout 'The Highlight' has been campaigning for following his direct message to 'The Notorious' in March 2019.
"Fight me in Ireland. I need that chaos in my life," Gaethje wrote in a DM to McGregor.
I've been waiting for a reply. pic.twitter.com/zz1EBwXykY- Justin Gaethje :flag_us: (@Justin_Gaethje) September 17, 2019
The newly minted interim-UFC lightweight champion is ready to face UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov next NOT McGregor.
"I tweeted that he [Conor] is losing his clout," he told Brett Okamoto via Essentially Sports. "I don't mean [that] in general, like with the general public. But with fighters, man? This guy, he's losing so much respect in the game, [about] which he probably doesn't care. But to someone like me, and even him, I would assume that that matters a little bit.
"He doesn't hold the cards right now! I put myself in a great position! I asked for a say in my destiny, and I went out there. And I showed up. I'm in a spot where I can pick between Khabib and Conor.
"If I wanna fight Conor, I can fight Conor. Believe me. Of course, why wouldn't Dana put [that fight] together? But that's not the fight I want! His only [play] is he's 'Mr. Red Panty-Night'. Not everybody's a greedy motherf**ker like him. I think, for one, whenever I beat Khabib and then I beat Conor, in these times, under this microscope, [that is] legendary."
Justin Gaethje landed :one::four::three: significant strikes against Tony Ferguson at over 70% accuracy :dart:- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 11, 2020
Power and precision with lethal results! :punch: pic.twitter.com/J1fq1HiR35
Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is penciled in for September with UFC president Dana White hinting that the championship contest could take place on 'Fight Island'.