Justin Gaethje has laid out his plans that involve Khabib Nurmagomedov and another big name fighter because if he can pull it off, he thinks it can’t be matched.
The interim UFC lightweight champion is slated to challenge Khabib for the UFC lightweight title at the upcoming UFC 254 pay-per-view event.
Gaethje believes if he can beat Khan and go onto defeat Conor McGregor then his legacy will be cemented. It should be noted that McGregor won’t fight until next.
Justin Gaethje Lays Out Fight Plans That He Thinks Can’t Be Matched
“LegacyGaethje told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto (H/T to MMA Fighting). “That’s why I’m most excited for this opportunity. I’ve watched this sport for a long time . . . I truly think that if I can beat Khabib and then beat Conor, I will have cemented something that is unmatched. Anderson Silva, I wouldn’t have matched his title reign. That title reign is something unmatched . . . but in a different regard, it will be much bigger. Khabib is the number one pound-for-pound (fighter) and you have to put it in context of me. Coming off those two losses, everyone was saying ‘He’s done.’ The fact that, the way I was fighting, we all loved it but there was absolutely not chance I was ever gonna fight for a world title. It will be a legacy that I came to cement.”