Justin Gaethje News
Pros react to Eddie Alvarez's amazing KO victory over Justin Gaethje
Chris Taylor - December 2, 2017
VIDEO | Justin Gaethje Doesn't Give a Sh-t About Conor McGregor's Plans
Justin Golightly - December 2, 2017
VIDEO | Justin Gaethje "Helps" Max Holloway at UFC 218 Weigh-ins
Justin Golightly - December 1, 2017
Justin Gaethje Promises to Make Fight with Eddie Alvarez a Justin Gaethje Fight
Adam Conklin - November 27, 2017
There isn’t a way to oversell a Justin Gaethje fight. There’s always a chance that an exciting fighter is involved with a ‘boring’ fight. From Anderson Silva to Wanderlei Silva, every fighter seems to inevitably wind up in a slow fight.
'Violent Motherf-cker' Justin Gaethje Wants a Title Shot After UFC 218
Justin Golightly - November 22, 2017
Justin Gaethje dropped his World Series of Fighting lightweight title and never looked back, now he’s one fight into the UFC and is immediately within reach of a possible title shot. He lived up to all of his hype by dismantling Michael Johnson in a Fight of the Night and winning Performance of the Night. He’ll look to continue this trend of violence with former UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218. If he finishes the former UFC lightweight champ the way he expects to, then he’ll expect nothing less than an opportunity for a belt. “When I’m done, I’m going to be known as one of the most violent motherf-ckers in the sport. [And] The most entertaining. With that comes money for sure, especially with the UFC because they appreciate that effort. I give them max effort every time I step in there. The belt? I’m working towards that. I feel like I vacated a belt that I defended eight times, so I’m in the process of trying to get the one that I’m fighting for right now. It’s one fight at a time though and now I got to go out there, and it’s all about how you finish nowadays.”
VIDEO | Justin Gaethje posts video of him bawling supporting Rose Namajunas
Russell Ess - November 6, 2017
I am so proud of you @rosenamajunas A post shared by Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@justin_gaethje) on Nov 4, 2017 at 8:30pm PDT
Justin Gaethje explains why he will be avoiding short-notice fights
Tom Taylor - October 16, 2017
Justin Gaethje is one of the most consistently exciting fighters in the sport of MMA. Time and time again, the former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion and current UFC lightweight contender has flaunted his willingness to engage pretty much anybody in a tooth-and-nail brawl, gambling with his very consciousness for our entertainment. Given Gaethje’s propensity for excitement, you might expect him to be the kind of fighter to happily accept short notice fights. Apparently, however, Gaethje is keen to steer clear of short notice fights – even though he admits the temptation to accept them will always be there.
BREAKING | Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez is Confirmed for UFC 218
Justin Golightly - October 4, 2017
In the last couple of weeks, we’ve gotten a tsunami of fight announcements for cards closing out the year. Back on September 14th, we let you guys know that a contender scrap between Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez would be put on the UFC 218 card. It looks like our forecast has finally been officially confirmed by Mark Henry on Instagram. UFC 218 has quickly become one of the hands-down best cards of the year. Coach @MarkCoachmark13 confirms @CTaylor_96‘s report that @Ealvarezfight vs. @Justin_Gaethje will take place at #UFC218 (December 2nd) #UFC pic.twitter.com/furd2d5Gyi
Eddie Alvarez thinks the UFC is using him to build up Justin Gaethje
Tom Taylor - October 1, 2017
This December 2, when the UFC touches down in Detroit, Michigan with UFC 218, former UFC and Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will battle former World Series of Fighting champ Justin Gaethje in a clear Fight of the Year contender. While it’s undeniable that the UFC put this fight together based on its entertainment value, Alvarez also feels that this fight is an attempt to boost Gaethje’s name – at his own expense. “When UFC wants something, they get it, you know what I mean?” Alvarez said in a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast (via MMAMania.com). “If they want you to fight, you’re going to fight [who they] want you to fight. There is not much of a negotiation going on there, especially with me.”
Justin Gaethje Told Tony Ferguson He'd 'Break His F-cking Legs'
Justin Golightly - September 30, 2017
Logging onto Twitter usually ends up this way. You log on and everything is all cool, then before you know it, you’re locked in an argument with someone. Just like something we’ve all experienced, Justin Gaethje tweeting out to Tony Ferguson started out pretty tame. Gaethje responded to a tweet of Ferguson’s with a joke about ankle picks. That was a line used by Ferguson on Thursday, after he and UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum almost threw down at lunch. It didn’t stop there though, next thing you know is one fighter’s leg is going to get broke and the other is getting their career ended.
EXCLUSIVE | Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez Slated for UFC 218 in Detroit
Justin Golightly - September 14, 2017
Justin Gaethje has peaked the interest of anyone not aware of his World Series of Fighting achievements. His opponent, Eddie Alvarez was known in the game for many years before his gigantic double-title fight with Conor McGregor. Both of the guys are 100% guaranteed exciting fighters, but it’s sure to be a crazy slobberknocker when the two Ultimate Fighter 26 coaches finally clash. It looks like their official date for the fight is going to be at UFC 218. I'm told @Ealvarezfight and @Justin_Gaethje will collide at #UFC218 in Detroit. Would have loved to see them throw down here in Winnipeg 😞
VIDEO | Justin Gaethje Shares The Wild KO From His Pro Debut in 2011
Justin Golightly - September 13, 2017
Justin Gaethje Thinks Conor McGregor Gasses Because a Lack of Wrestling
Justin Golightly - September 12, 2017
There’s a new force in the UFC’s lightweight division. As stacked as that weight class is, that’s like adding a piranha into a pool of sharks. Justin Gaethje left his World Series of Fighting lightweight title behind and crashed into the UFC with a huge victory over Michael Johnson, pushing him into the top five in the rankings. He’s excited to get punched in the face by Eddie Alvarez, hoping to lure Conor McGregor into a title shot. Getting past Alvarez is a tall task, but Gaethje will look to exploit what he thinks is McGregor’s weakest point at some point in the future: His cardio. “The reason [Conor McGregor] can’t fight through when he gets super tired is he’s never grappled. You have to learn how to fight through when it sucks and it’s really hard. You have to be in that position over and over and over, to be able to perform in that mindset. The fact that he’s never wrestled or grappled, it doesn’t help when he gets super tired and starts questioning himself.”
You Can't Climb On Top of Vegas Cages Because of Justin Gaethje
Justin Golightly - September 1, 2017
Justin Gaethje is one of the most exciting fighters on this planet, or probably any other. If you weren’t accustomed to his entertaining violence before in World Series of Fighting, you were introduced to him in his ‘Fight of the Year’ contender with Michael Johnson at UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 25 season finale. Unfortunately, the Nevada State Athletic Commission thinks Gaethje is a little too exciting. His trademark backflip off the cage celebration has been banned. So, you won’t see him doing any acrobatic stunts if he gets a win over Eddie Alvarez. “As a kid, I used to flip off anything. Anything and everything. My mom hated it. One time at the church, I tried to flip off a counter, and it broke and I busted my head open on the floor. I’ve been doing it off everything. I only do it when I get a sweet knockout or a sweet finish. So, I’ve done it a few times after probably eight fights. But, no more in Vegas.”
Justin Gaethje is 'Excited' to Get Punched in the Face by Eddie Alvarez
Justin Golightly - August 31, 2017
Hopefully, you knew of Justin Gaethje before he stepped foot into the UFC. If you didn’t, chances are you’ve seen his ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate with Michael Johnson back in July. This wild man has somehow remained undefeated (18-0 with 16 finishes!) while simultaneously being one of the most exciting fighters alive. If he keeps this up, things are really going to get interesting. He’s looking to earn a fight with ‘crazy’ Conor McGregor, but first he’s got to get through Eddie Alvarez. “I think it’s a great match-up for me. I’m much more athletic, faster, [Eddie Alvarez] is getting older and he’s getting up there at the end of his career — that’s fact. I think my leg kicks are going to be very detrimental to his lead leg. I’m working at just getting better every day and I’m ready to fight Eddie Alvarez. I’ve been watching him since I was in high school, I was a fan of him, been a fan forever and I’m still a fan of his. I’m excited to get punched in the face by him.”
Justin Gaethje has an awesome plan to lure Conor McGregor into a fight
Tom Taylor - August 31, 2017
Though Conor McGregor lost his Saturday night boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., succumbing to 10th-round punches, the fight itself was a resounding success for him. Not only did he he dazzle his doubters by performing far better than expected, but he’s also likely to pocket far north of $100 million once his portion of the fight’s 6-million-plus pay-per-view sales are factored in. Yes, even in defeat, McGregor’s battle with Mayweather pushed him to new and unprecedented heights. As such, it’s going to take a special, special opponent to coax him back into the UFC’s Octagon. Former World Series of Fighting lightweight champ and current UFC standout Justin Gaethje plans to establish himself as that special opponent the only way he knows how: with extreme violence.
Justin Gathje will coach Season 26 of the Ultimate Fighter opposite former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez
Chris Taylor - July 13, 2017
BREAKING | Kevin Lee says he's accepted TUF coaching job against Justin Gaethje
Tom Taylor - July 11, 2017
On Monday night, Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC was considering Eddie Alvarez as the next opponent for former World Series of Fighting lightweight champ Justin Gaethje, who made his UFC debut on Friday with a wild, TKO defeat of Michael Johnson. Apparently, Gaethje and Alvarez were also being seriously considered as the coaches for the next season of the Ultimate Fighter. According to another UFC lightweight star in “The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee, however, Alvarez turned down this coaching gig. In a Tuesday afternoon Tweet, Lee claimed that he has accepted The Ultimate Fighter coaching job opposite Gaethje, as Alvarez turned the opportunity down.
UFC targets Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez, frustrated Dustin Poirier goes off
Tom Taylor - July 11, 2017
Shortly after his thrilling TKO win over Michael Johnson – which marked a successful UFC debut – former World Series of Fighting champ Justin Gaethje called out Tony Ferguson. Ferguson, however, didn’t appear to be interested in the fight, and UFC President Dana White later stated that the UFC is still hoping to pair Ferguson with Khabib Nurmagomedov. With his desired Ferguson fight apparently off the table, Gaethje then suggested he’d like a fight with Eddie Alvarez as a backup plan. He made his call for a fight with Alvarez on The MMA Hour.
If Justin Gaethje doesn't get "not smart" Tony Ferguson, he has another opponent in mind
Tom Taylor - July 10, 2017
Shortly after his thrilling, back-and-forth TKO defeat of Michael Johnson, former World Series of Fighting lightweight king Justin Gaethje made a dynamite callout of top UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson. While this prospective matchup immediately had fans drooling, we know that the UFC – and Ferguson – are still keen on an interim title fight between Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Michael Johnson breaks silence after action packed loss to Justin Gaethje
Tom Taylor - July 10, 2017
On Friday night, in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter season 25 finale, former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje made his UFC debut against the UFC’s fifth-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson. It was a war for the ages that saw Johnson control the early moments, and Gaethje ultimately surge back to score a TKO victory in the second. Early on Monday morning, Johnson took to Instagram to speak up for the first time since this action-packed loss. From the sounds of it, the dynamic lightweight is in good spirits, despite coming up short in this wild fight.
Justin Gaethje calls out Tony Ferguson, says McGregor "better be watching"
bjpenndotcom - July 8, 2017
Conor McGregor reacts to Gaethje vs. Johnson main event
bjpenndotcom - July 8, 2017
Friday night in Las Vegas, Justin Gaethje made his highly anticipated UFC debut as he faced UFC veteran Michael Johnson in a highly anticipated grudge match that will go down as one of the most thrilling fights of all time. The fight earned praise from nearly every member of the MMA community given its back and forth nature. Following the fight, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor took to social media to give his reaction to the bout:
Fighters react to tonight's insane TUF 25 Finale Main Event
Chris Taylor - July 7, 2017
Fighters react to tonight’s insane TUF 25 Finale Main Event A key lightweight scrap between Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje headlined tonight’s TUF 25 Finale event in Las Vegas.