The UFC has just announced that Islam Makhachev will face Beneil Dariush in a UFC event scheduled for February 2022. These two lightweights will be next in line for the title after Justin Gaethje. Gaethje is a former interim lightweight champion who lost in a unification match against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020.
Gathje returns to the ring at UFC 268 to face former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler. These two had an absolute fight in 3 rounds, and Gaethje came out on top and claimed her title ahead of winner Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira’s bout scheduled for UFC 269.
Islam also wanted a title, but he clashed with Gaethje, who asked him to defeat a legitimate opponent first. Recently, on the official UFC podcast titled ‘UFC Unflitered’, Gaethje took his pictures of Makhachev making a case for why he has to do more to achieve a title. “Makhachev fights number 14, goes to number 5 and fights a late substitute in Dan Hooker,” he say.
“It’s not Dan Hooker in a full camp. It doesn’t count as much, but still, it’s two top 15, none in the top 5, just one person in the top 10. That’s not how this sh*t works,” Gaethje continued. “Finish your duty, fight these guys, and Beneil Dariush is right here. And I like the guy, he’s my friend so you know I’m going to jump over this man and expect to get a title when guy number 3 is Beneil Dariush. Handle that. That has to be handled.”
“I will let him go first,” Justin Gaethje vowed to give Islam Makhachev a title as soon as he became the champion.
Gaethje called Daniel Cormier for allegedly trying to push Makhachev for the title shot, he sorted things out with DC after that and he talked about this in a recent interview with Fighting MMA, he say, “It got me in trouble many times in my life but I consider myself a straight-shooter. When I see something, I tell it. When I watched it happen that night, I said what I thought and I wasn’t happy. If DC were in my position and someone was trying to get over him, take money off his table, take food away from his family, he would say the same thing. I get respect for what I tried to do. But then again, not even DC can challenge the f-king’s integrity of what I just did. ”
Gaethje is one of the coolest fighters in the entire UFC roster, and he’s not trying to avoid Makhachev, he claimed after beating the winner. Poirier vs Oliveira, he will face Makhachev in his first title defense, he said, “I will let him go first if he gets his place. I’ll beat one of these guys and then I’ll let him go first. F*ck yes, I’m looking forward to that. War is coming. One thing he must know, the war for kingship is approaching. So take it away”.
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