Justin Gaethje Took Joy In Seeing Conor McGregor Get Knocked Out At UFC 257
Justin Gaethje was pleased to see Conor McGregor crumble at UFC 257.
McGregor and Dustin Poirier collided a second time on January 23 inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Poirier was able to even the score between the two at 1-1. He did so by nabbing a second-round TKO victory over the “Notorious” one. Poirier now appears to be in prime position for a shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was able to get Gaethje’s reaction to McGregor’s defeat at the hands of Poirier (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I think he’s an elite fighter. What do they have him ranked at, six? I think he should be ahead of Tony (Ferguson) in the rankings. But for him to come out and say he wants a title shot next, a rematch versus Poirier, or his coach, they are f*cking idiots. He’s been treated special over and over and over and he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him, that event was for him to win, and he wants to be Mr. Humble now but you know he would be an asshole if he won that fight.
“So I don’t feel bad for him. I’m happy for Poirier. I’m happy Poirier went out there and did his job and finished him. I love seeing a loudmouth get knocked out. There is nothing that makes me happier. Seeing a piece of sh*t get put down, that was great, I loved it.”
Gaethje hasn’t been seen in action since October 2020. He had a failed bid for the undisputed UFC Lightweight Championship against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Gaethje was submitted in the second round via triangle choke.