Justin Gaethje hits Conor McGregor with profanity-laced ultimatum on Twitter
Following a first-round knockout win over Edson Barboza in late March, Gaethje (20-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) made it clear that he either wanted to fight McGregor or Tony Ferguson next. Ferguson will fight Donald Cerrone this Saturday at UFC 238. McGregor, meanwhile, remains unbooked and without a UFC contract that satisfies him.
As he’s sat on the sidelines and mostly concentrated on his whiskey business, McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) can’t seem to make up his mind who he’d like to fight next.
Gaethje, quite frankly, is sick of it, and he unloaded on McGregor in a tweet on Tuesday.
Do it the right way p*ssy. Stop shitting on the integrity of the sport. You want @TeamKhabib again you fight me, or the winner of Cowboy and Ferguson or get the f*ck out of here and enjoy all that money.
McGregor has expressed his desire to rematch lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, whom he submitted to last October at UFC 229. McGregor also has said he’d like to run it back with Floyd Mayweather, whom he lost to via TKO in their August 2017 boxing match.
All things considered, a Mayweather rematch is unlikely; Nurmagomedov is officially booked to unify the lightweight titles with interim champ Dustin Poirier on Sept. 7 at UFC 242; and Ferguson and Cerrone fight each other this weekend.
That leaves McGregor and Gaethje as the only two top-five lightweights unbooked. In the traditional sense, a pairing between the two makes sense. When it comes to dealing with McGregor, though, nothing is traditional.
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