Justin Gaethje calls out Conor McGregor, shares his thoughts on upcoming featured fights

In an interview with ESPN Justin ‘Highlight’ Gaethje shared his thoughts on what he thinks are possible matchups for him.
Here’s what he had to say:

“I’m ranked No. 5 right now. There are four guys and the champion in front of me. I’m looking for one of those guys, and I’m looking for a big fight this summer. I don’t want to fight guys ranked behind me. I’ve got two knockouts in a row. James Vick was ranked behind me. I feel I deserve someone in front of me… Looking at the landscape, Conor McGregor is No. 3 right now. If it’s not him, there’s not an open fight right now. So, that’s the fight I want. He’s No. 3. If he’s not going to fight, take him out of the rankings. I’d be cool with that, too, and we can move on from there.”

 “As far as I’m concerned, he’s (Conor McGregor) in the rankings so he should be available. I’m just sitting in my house in Colorado. I have no idea what the hell is going on with him. But he’s No. 3. He’s the only guy ranked ahead of me that doesn’t have a fight. He needs a fight to get back to the title shot.”

“I don’t know what else to say about it. Unless he just does not want to fight me, if he wants to be that picky about it. I can’t control that. I’ll worry about things I can control. But I would definitely love to f*** him up. Every time I get a chance to f*** someone up who talks a lot of s****, it makes it more fun for me.”

Speaking about Porier vs Khabib, Justin had this to say:

 “I don’t give Poirier much of a shot. Maybe a 16 percent shot. I think Khabib is going to take him down immediately, or create some kind of scramble immediately. I don’t think Poirier stops his takedowns.”

On Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis, Gaethje had this to say:

“[I see] probably Pettis winning. It’s been a long time since Nate fought; that doesn’t help. Pettis has a lot of confidence right now off that last win [against Stephen Thompson]. He’s probably training hard every day now that he’s got this roll going.”

Also commenting on Tony Ferguson vs Cowboy Cerrone, Justin Gaethje said:

“Tony beats him up. Tony’s better. Tony is just better than Cowboy.”

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