Justin Gaethje Targeting Three More Bouts Before Retiring

UFC Interim Lightweight Champ Justin Gaethje made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience yesterday where he talked about a variety of topics, including his personal plans for his next (and potentially last) three fights. He specifically named Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as his list of fights he wants next before departing. […]

UFC Interim Lightweight Champ Justin Gaethje made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience yesterday where he talked about a variety of topics, including his personal plans for his next (and potentially last) three fights. He specifically named Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as his list of fights he wants next before departing.

Gaethje is expected to face Khabib for the undisputed Lightweight title later this year before setting his sights on McGregor and Poirier. Gaethje went on to elaborate. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I’m in a great position because, for one I get to fight for a title, There’s 500 some odd people on this roster, every single one of them would want to be in my position right now. But I also have the ability to bring some kind of rhyme or reason, a way, a way to a title shot. For young guys that come in, they think politics run the show. They ultimately do, but there is a small chance that you get a say in your destiny and eliminate politics. That what I just did. Politics were gonna f*ck me. I wasn’t going to get the fight. Conor was going to somehow or some way get that fight. Now, I got the chance to go out there and I did what I did.”

This is all contingent on of course if he can pull of the victories. Gaethje and Mcgregor have jawed at eachother recently where Gaethje cited McGregor was “losing clout” amongst fighters.

Gaethje believes a series of victories over Ferguson, Khabib, McGregor and Poirier would put him in elite level legendary status. He added that this is all he would need in order for him to hang up the gloves, “Fight Poirier and then get the f*ck out of here,” Gaethje said. “That’s all I need. What do I need after that? That’d be legendary, I’d make plenty of money – which is ultimately what I’m here to do – and I took control of my destiny, which is all I asked for. Business wise, the smart move right now could be to fight Conor, because obviously that’s a lot of money, but I make way more money when I beat Khabib and then fight. And if Conor’s not there, I’ll fight Poirier. He’s not on my list. Khabib and Poirier are the two on my list right now. If I fight them two, with big paydays, then I’m good.”

Certaintly an inrgiuing scenario with some big pay days ahead for Gaethje.

Do you think Justin Gaethje Would Retire If He Pulls Off These 3 Straight wins?

Colby Covington Blasts Jorge Masvidal & Dustin Poirier Following ATT Departure

Colby Covington wasn’t about to hold his tongue after exiting American Top Team. Covington has revealed his departure from ATT. He claims that he’s in the business of Colby Covington and no one else. Gilbert Burns told TSN’s Aaron Bro…

Colby Covington wasn’t about to hold his tongue after exiting American Top Team. Covington has revealed his departure from ATT. He claims that he’s in the business of Colby Covington and no one else. Gilbert Burns told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that “Chaos” has been training at MMA Masters in South Florida for the past month. […]

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Colby Covington Blasts Jorge Masvidal & Dustin Poirier Following ATT Departure

Colby Covington wasn’t about to hold his tongue after exiting American Top Team. Covington has revealed his departure from ATT. He claims that he’s in the business of Colby Covington and no one else. Gilbert Burns told TSN’s Aaron Bro…

Colby Covington wasn’t about to hold his tongue after exiting American Top Team. Covington has revealed his departure from ATT. He claims that he’s in the business of Colby Covington and no one else. Gilbert Burns told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that “Chaos” has been training at MMA Masters in South Florida for the past month. […]

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Colby Covington: Dustin Poirier & Jorge Masvidal Are Scum Of The Earth

Colby CovingtonColby Covington has ripped into his former ATT teammates Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal after announcing he has left the Miami based MMA gym. Covington broke the news yesterday while speaking with ESPN after months of animosity with many of his teammates, much to the annoyance of head coach Dan Lambert Speaking to MMA Fighting […]

Colby Covington

Colby Covington has ripped into his former ATT teammates Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal after announcing he has left the Miami based MMA gym. Covington broke the news yesterday while speaking with ESPN after months of animosity with many of his teammates, much to the annoyance of head coach Dan Lambert

Speaking to MMA Fighting Covington said his former teammates Poirier and Masvidal are not good people and he is hoping for a chance to fight both men now he no longer trains at American Top Team.

“They get such a good rap in the media, like these are just such good guys but no one knows these people off the cameras,” Covington said. “On the cameras, they play good guys but off the camera Jorge and Dustin are pieces of sh*t and the lowest scum of the Earth. Dustin started a charity for a tax write off and he wants to claim he’s such a good guy. How are you a good guy for starting a charity for a tax write off, you fraud. You piece of sh*t. Jorge, same sh*t. You’re out here talking about ‘oh I’m the dine and dash king, I run out on these single mothers from Denny’s who are trying to put food on the table for their single parent families’ and he’s claiming to be the king of that.

“The guy’s the biggest, lowest denominator of scum in the entire world and I pray to God, they f*cking let me get locked up in a cage with him. Cause he knows what’s going to happen. I will break his face. I will rip him limb from limb and he will never be the same person ever again. I promise you that. He will need a psychiatrist after I’m done with him.”

Do you think Colby Covington can beat Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal?

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker Rebooked For June 27

Dustin PoirierFormer interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will fight surging contender Dan Hooker in the main event of a show set to take place on the 27 June according to reports. Combate first reported the match-up had been booked yesterday and since then MMA Junkie has confirmed the story. According to MMA Junkie, the preference is […]

Dustin Poirier

Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will fight surging contender Dan Hooker in the main event of a show set to take place on the 27 June according to reports. Combate first reported the match-up had been booked yesterday and since then MMA Junkie has confirmed the story. According to MMA Junkie, the preference is to hold this fight at the UFC Apex Facility but this depends upon travel restrictions being lifted to allow Hooker to fly from New Zealand to the United States.

The two lightweight standouts were supposed to meet at UFC San Diego on May 16. Unfortunately, the ongoing global pandemic meant that fight was scrapped and it has now been rebooked for later this summer.

Poirier hasn’t fought since falling short in his bid to unify the lightweight division against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Despite brief moments of success ‘The Diamond’ was ultimately dominated and stopped inside three rounds by the undefeated Russian.

Hooker will enter this fight on a three-fight win streak. The 30-year-old beat James Vick and Al Iaquinta to earn hometown main event fight against Paul Felder. Hooker emerged victorious at UFC Auckland after five rounds of war in what is still seen as a controversial split decision victory.  

Who wins when Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker finally face off on June 27?

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker Targeted For June 27

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker will finally share the Octagon on June 27. Poirier and Hooker were scheduled to fight one another on May 16 as the main event of UFC San Diego. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was canceled leaving the matchup …

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker will finally share the Octagon on June 27. Poirier and Hooker were scheduled to fight one another on May 16 as the main event of UFC San Diego. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was canceled leaving the matchup up in the air if the UFC would look […]

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