Justin Gaethje sheds light on his issue with Daniel Cormier’s commentary at UFC 267, calls it “Incredibly Biased”

Justin Gaethje explains his issue with Daniel Cormier's commentary at UFC 267, claims he is next in line for a title shot after a win against Michael Chandler at UFC 268.

Justin Gaethje and Daniel Cormier
Justin Gaethje and Daniel Cormier

The number 2nd ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, Justin Gaethje will be returning back in action at the opening fight of UFC 268’s main card to face the former Bellator Lightweight champion, Michael Chandler. Gaethje will be returning inside the Octagon for the first time since his loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254.

Khabib announced his retirement after his win against Gaethje and ‘The Highlight’ was sore about the fact that UFC didn’t take him into consideration for the vacant Lightweight title fight. Now with a win against Chandler at UFC 268, Justin Gaethje is determined to demand an immediate title shot and not settle for anything less than it.

Talking about being next in the line for a title shot, Gaethje comments on the UFC 268 media day, “That’s my belief, I’m No. 2. Who else? There’s absolutely nobody else. If not, we riot.” Although Gaethje will have to face tough competition from the Dagestani Lightweight fighter, Islam Makhachev for the next title shot as he earned his ninth straight win against Dan Hooker last week at UFC 267.

The former two-division UFC champion, Daniel Cormier also believed that Makhachev’s win at UFC 267 was convincing enough to jump over anyone else and fight for the title next. Justin Gaethje blasted him immediately after this comment and he further explained that Cormier should be a little more professional about his commentator job.

Gaethje explained his attack towards Cormier by saying, “It was incredibly biased, at the end of the day, I love Cormier. I felt it was my job that night and call it out, cause that’s what I saw. Outside of that, it doesn’t matter.”

“I think he knows that he should be in an unbiased mindset when he’s doing this, and that probably, I would hope, that’s important to him.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Justin Gaethje has full faith in Ali Abdelaziz that he’ll ensure him title shot

Justin Gaethje
Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje shares the same manager as Dagestani Lightweight fighter, Islam Makhachev and number 3rd ranked Lightweight fighter, Beneil Dariush. But he has full faith in Ali Abdelaziz that he is going to be next in the line for a title shot.

Gaethje added, “I’ve never talked to him about it, Never brought it up, never had it brought up to me. He works for me and he works for them, but they’re different businesses. He needs to run each one accordingly. If I would have seen him be like, ‘yeah D.C., I agree!’”

“I probably would have been pretty f*cking pissed off, but he knows that wouldn’t be the professional thing to do. He’s a great manager. He’s professional. Loyalty runs a long ways. I’ve probably been with him the longest, so we’ll see how this goes.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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