UFC Lightweight contender Justin Gaethje says he would love to compete in Dublin, Ireland and calls it “the most hostile environment on earth”.
Justin Gaethje has been calling out Conor McGregor for a while, even going as far as saying McGregor is “ducking him”. Recently, there have been reports stating that the two men might be putting together a fight this summer. With the upcoming UFC card in Dublin, Ireland on August 15, 2020, “The Highlight” says he’d love to be on that event.
“You kidding me. I would love to fight in the most hostile environment on earth. That would be scary but beyond an experience of a lifetime. Bring the heat. #ufc,” Justin Gaethje responded to a fan on his Twitter.
Even though Justin Gaethje has expressed his interest in a possible Dublin fight, it doesn’t seem very likely that he would get to fight Conor McGregor on the card. The main reason might be the fact that the event is a Fight Night, and the UFC would probably never have MMA superstar McGregor on a non-pay-per-view card again.
Currently the UFC Dublin card does not have a main event. Gaethje has been championing to get the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson next, or Conor McGregor. It’s now getting to the point where he may need to just take another fight. There is a possibility that Justin Gaethje could fight on the UFC Dublin card against someone like Dan Hooker – who called him out following his UFC Auckland win.
Justin Gaethje last fought in September, 2019, where he scored a 1st-round knockout against Donald Cerrone. Prior to that, he also had 1st-round knockouts over Edson Barboza and James Vick that put him into the win column after suffering back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez.
He’s currently ranked No. 4 at Lightweight and without a doubt, 1 more win would No. 1 contender for the Lightweight strap.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 26th February, 2020.