Justin Gaethje doesn’t imagine he can be denied as the most entertaining mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter of all time.
In advance of getting to be a perennial top Light-weight contender in Top Combating Championship (UFC), the previously undefeated Gaethje was providing spotlight-worthy performances in abundance as Earth Collection of Combating (WSOF) champion. The development ongoing on his July 2017 UFC arrival in opposition to Michael Johnson, earning a second round technical knockout earn and “Fight of the Year” honors come the year’s finish.
In point, the Johnson victory would be Gaethje’s 1st of 3 “Fight of the Year” winners or contenders in his UFC operate. In eight of his 10 fights, “The Highlight” has obtained a effectiveness reward, which he intends on earning once more this weekend (Sat., March 18, 2023) at UFC 286 from Rafael Fiziev.
“I’m the most remarkable fighter that has at any time stepped foot in that Octagon in the historical past of this sport. Of class, I pride myself in that,” Gaethje stated at UFC 286 media day. “I never just feel it, you believe it, you all imagine that. You know it to be correct. It’s not on reason, it’s just who I am, how I compete. I’m slice from this fabric, as they say.”
Gaethje’s impending clash with the surging Fiziev will be his very first battle due to the fact dropping his title possibility in opposition to Charles Oliveira in May possibly 2022 (check out highlights). When it comes to other names to involve in the amusement dialogue alongside Gaethje, he sees potential in his next obstacle.
“If Fiziev retains it likely, he’ll be up there pretty shortly,” Gaethje claimed. “My most fascinating fights that I don’t forget is Anderson Silva back again in the day and Jon Jones heading via the TRT (testosterone replacement treatment) era.”
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