JUSTIN GAETHJE has taken purpose at Khabib Nurmagomedov forward of their mega showdown – insisting his UFC rival misplaced his undefeated file EIGHT years in the past.
Formally holding a file of 28 wins and 0 defeats within the Octagon, Khabib overcame a difficult contest with Brazilian fighter Gleison Tibau in 2012.
The three-round affair featured a number of takedowns of each males and led to a unanimous factors determination for the Russian.
Nevertheless Gaethje has revealed his scepticism, telling ESPN: “I believe he misplaced to Tibau although, that’s simply me.”
Media scorecards on the time confirmed plenty of specialists thought Tibau ought to have gained in Las Vegas.
And followers had been additionally in disagreement over the choice, one writing on MMA Choices‘ messageboard on the time: “It’s a must to be a blind nutthugger to attain it for Khabib. SHAME ON INCOMPETENT JUDGES ONCE AGAIN!!!!”
One more commented: “When you voted for Tibau after that. You then had been paying much less consideration to the struggle, and extra consideration to Rogan’s commentary.”
Gaethje and Khabib are anticipated to face off later this summer season after the American’s crushing victory over Tony Ferguson.
If I beat Khabib after which I beat Conor, in these instances, underneath this microscope [that’s] legendary.”
Conor McGregor has additionally been floated as a possible opponent however is anticipated to have to attend for his shot on the Light-weight belt.
And Gaethje, 31, believes he’s pushed by the potential glory awaiting him – in contrast to the Irishman.
He continued: “Not everyone seems to be a grasping f***** like him.
newest sports activities information
Man Utd information LIVE: All the most recent updates and switch information from Outdated Trafford
Chelsea information LIVE: Comply with all the most recent switch updates from Stamford Bridge
“For one, if I beat Khabib after which I beat Conor… in these instances, underneath this microscope [that’s] legendary.
“Completely legendary, that shall be nearly unmatched within the historical past of what we do.
“So to be in that place feels nice. Except I die younger, to have these experiences is exhilarating, it’s superior.”