Gaethje stopped Poirier with a kick to the head in the second round to secure the BMF title.
Gaethje has already suffered a loss to Oliveira, which is why another potential fight would be intriguing. And his recent win over Poirier was significant.
Gaethje recalled how the former United States President, Trump, had called him to offer his congratulations.
“Got a call from Trump, that was awesome. He f***ing loves fighting, man. He just told me how well I did and how proud of me he was, how perfect of a show it was. And if I’m ever in New York or Florida to hit him up, play some golf,” Gaethje
Gaethje On McGregor
However, one man who was not impressed with Gaethje’s performance was Conor McGregor.
The ‘Notorious’ responded by vowing to ‘slap’ Gaethje around the ring if they ever fought.
“The guy is about as smart as two planks. He is a one shotter for me. I snipe him dead in one single shot. And easily,” McGregor stated
Gaethje, however, controversially suggested that he had no intention of fighting someone who had allegedly been on ‘steroids.’
“I’m not going to fight someone on steroids. I’ve never taken steroids in my life, never will – well, maybe when I retire, I might.
“But I’ve never taken steroids, and I don’t want to fight someone that’s cheating. And I probably shouldn’t even say that if I want the fight, but it’s the truth,” Gaethje said
But now it appears that Gaethje wants to set the record straight by calling out McGregor.
Sign the contract big boy. https://t.co/LZIv3x0su9
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) August 1, 2023
Matt Brown’s Reaction
Much in the same way, Matt Brown was very critical of McGregor as he doubled down on Gaethje’s comments. Brown expanded on how McGregor was using Gaethje’s name to stay relevant.
After all, the Irishman has been absent from the octagon since 2021 following his loss to Poirier. Although McGregor did suffer a broken leg, a comeback does not appear likely.
He had long been linked with a fight against Michael Chandler in 2023. However, McGregor’s failure to enroll in USADA may have disrupted those plans.
And now Brown has questioned whether McGregor is serious about fighting.
“This sport you can only talk so much and you’ve got to back it up. That’s where Conor made his name. Going in there, talking all that s***, backing it up.
“That’s why we loved him. Now he’s talking his s*** and sitting on a yacht doing cocaine or drinking Proper 11 or whatever the f*** it is. No one really cares.
“We do want to see Conor fight. I want to see him fight. You want to see him fight. Everybody wants to see him fight except himself,” Brown