Justin Ray Gaethje was very happy to see Conor McGregor get knocked out by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. It is safe to say the American MMA fighter does not like the Irishman.
Conor McGregor throughout his career has been the trash-talking monster. He gets on the nerves of his opponents even before the fight starts and is rarely humble or respectful to his opponents.
It is no surprise that the Irishman and Gaethje have taken shots at one another in the past. There were high expectations for a Justin vs Conor fight but it never came to reality. Justin revealed to ESPN that he loved seeing a trash-talker like McGregor getting knocked out.
He stated, “For him to come out and say he wants a title shot next in a rematch with Poirier or his coach, they are f*****g idiots,”
Gaethje said to ESPN. “He has been treated special over and over and over and he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him, that event was for him to win. He wants to be Mr. Humble now but you know he would be an a**hole if he won that fight.”
Will Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor ever fight?
Gaethje faced a second-round submission from Khabib for the lightweight title. Before which he TKO’d Tony Ferguson to win the interim lightweight title.
Meanwhile, Conor is coming off the KO loss to Dustin at UFC 257. It is very uncertain if Gaethje and McGregor would fight but the rivalry is on. There is no form of reverence between the two especially after Gaethje saying, “I love seeing a loudmouth get knocked out, there is nothing that makes me happier. Seeing a piece of s**t get put down, that was great, I loved it.”
Given that both the fighters are coming off a loss, perhaps they end up fighting next.