Justin Gaethje had rather a lot to say about taking this newest combat in opposition to Tony Ferguson.
Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov had been presupposed to duke it out at UFC 249 though because of the Russian border being closed, Khabib is not in a position to journey. This compelled the champion to bow out of the combat, resulting in the UFC’s rush for a alternative. Yesterday, it was revealed that Ferguson’s challenger can be none aside from Justin Gaethje.
Following the announcement, Gaethje spoke to TMZ about agreeing to the combat and what his mindset goes into UFC 249. As he explains, he has nothing to lose and that that is his greatest probability at getting a shot at a championship belt. Needless to say, he’s extraordinarily motivated for this chance.
“Heroes live forever, legends never die and I’m literally here to make a statement. My name will be carried on far longer after I’m here because of my effort, because of my work ethic and because of the skills I possess,” Gaethje stated. “There’s very few people on earth that would sign up for what me and Tony just signed up for, including most UFC fighters. A lot of guys will say that they’re ready, but a lot of guys would not put their name on the dotted line.”
Ferguson has had extra time to arrange for this combat so it is easy to see how Gaethje can be at an obstacle. Regardless, it’s certainly going to be a enjoyable combat.