Justin Gaethje on loss to Dustin Poirier: “I will be known and remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters that ever did it!”
UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje suffered his second straight stoppage loss in the headliner of last night’s UFC on FOX 29 event in Glendale to Dustin Poirier.
Gaethje and Poirier engaged in a back and forth “Fight of the year” candidate for the better part of sixteen minutes before “The Diamond” eventually put Justin away with punches early in round four.
Despite suffering his second loss in a row, Gaethje was still all smiles at the UFC on FOX 29 post-fight press conference (via MMAJunkie).
“What’s up guys? Why all the sad faces?” Gaethje asked reporters at last night’s post-fight press conference. “I didn’t get into this sport to win or lose. It’s an entertainment factor for me. I will be known and remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters that ever did it. I’m content with what just happened, as stupid and crazy as that sounds.”
The former World Series of Fighting champion continued:
“You guys, this is an unforgiving sport,” Gaethje stated. “I don’t recommend it to my enemy. But it’s what I was born and bred to do.”
Gaethje, who unloaded a plethora of damaging kicks on Poirier’s lead leg during last night’s main event, has nothing but respect for “The Diamond” following their epic brawl in Glendale.
“I have nothing but respect for him,” Gaethje said. “He’s going to be hurting for a very long time.”
Gaethje finished the interview by stating that he has five fights left.
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