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Justin Gaethje Reacts To Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov Taking Place Before August

Justin Gaethje Reacts To Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov Taking Place Before August

UFC star Justin Gaethje has dismissed the idea that he will fight the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov at Dana White's 'Fight Island' before August.

And now Gaethje, 31, firmly has his eyes set on challenging Khabib for the UFC lightweight championship.

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However, the 'Highlight' has ruled out a showdown with Khabib in July and insisted that he would most likely fight in August or September.

"I'm not fighting in July. F**k that!" Gaethje said in his post-fight interview.

"[I will] probably [fight] in August, September. Something like that."

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And he recently revealed that UFC would book Gaethje's clash with Khabib on Fight Island next month.

"I don't know if it will be the first one, but it will be on Fight Island, unless miraculously the world comes back together faster than I think it's gonna," White told ESPN 1000 Chicago.

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"Hopefully it [Fight Island] will be done by mid-June, and I could put on a fight that weekend that it's done or end of June."

Ferguson, 36, saw his 12-fight winning streak come to an end last Saturday after Gaethje stopped him in the fifth.

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Khabib, 31, also took to Twitter after the UFC 249 clash and sent out a classy message to former interim lightweight champ Ferguson.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, MMA News, Highlight, UFC, eagle, MMA

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