“He starts shooting for legs because he doesn’t like the power,” Justin Gaethje claims Michael Chandler can’t and won’t strike with him at UFC 268

Justin Gaethje claims Michael Chandler won't be able to strike with him and he will try to turn their fight into a wrestling match.

Justin Gaethje on Michael Chandler
Justin Gaethje on Michael Chandler

Justin Gaethje is returning after almost a year away; he will take on the former title challenger Michael Chandler at UFC 268. This would be a matchup for the ages, and Gaethje is itching to get his hands on Chandler.

Gaethje and Chandler don’t like each other, they have passed on some aggressive banter towards each other during the build-up to this match. Now Gaethje has claimed that Chandler will try to turn it into a wrestling match, once he feels his power.

Talking to The Schmo, he said, “The dude comes to fight. He loves fighting just as much as me. Styles make matchups and this is a stylistic matchup for the fans. Someone’s gonna get knocked out. Unless he turns into a b*tch and tries to turn this into a wrestling match the whole time. He’s talking about timid souls taking a step backwards. He’s gonna be a timid soul when he starts shooting for legs because he doesn’t like the power. That’s what I think.”

“I will be fighting the winner of Poirier and Oliveira,” Justin Gaethje claims he is next in line for the title

Justin Gaethje
Justin Gaethje

Justin states he will fight the winner of Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier after defeating Chandler at UFC 268, he said, “Absolutely. I go out there and get the dub on Nov. 6 and I will be fighting the winner of Poirier and Oliveira. That’s definitely the plan.”

He continued, “No. 1 fought No. 5, No. 3 fought No. 4, and if you were No. 2 you got f*cked, and it just so happened that my name was next to that No. 2 spot. So it is what it is. The opportunity is ahead of me to get what I want but I’ve got to capitalize.”

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