Justin Gaethje continued his war of words with UFC rival Conor McGregor as he accused him of “getting on his knees” for a shot at the title.
Gaethje blew the lightweight division open as he claimed the interim lightweight title with his brutal win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on Saturday night.
The victory put Gaethje in pole position to take on undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but McGregor was quick to throw his name into the discussion.
The Irish superstar insisted he would fight Gaethje for the belt in July, but Dana White quickly shot down his claims.
In a tirade of social media posts, McGregor claimed he would be next in line as he predicted Khabib would “bottle” his title defense.
McGregor then went on to claim he was “super excited for the lightweight title bout in July,” but Gaethje insists the Irishman will be involved in no such bout.
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