Al Iaquinta has fired back at fellow UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje, this after ‘The Highlight’ accused ‘Raging Al’ of “being scared” to fight.
Iaquinta, who faces Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Ottawa this evening, responded to Gaethje during a recent media scrum.
“I’m definitely not scared of anybody,” Iaquinta assured reporters in response to Gaethje’s accusations. “I’m more scared of not fighting for my worth, like some of these guys are working, I’m scared of not managing myself the right way. I’m definitely not scared of fighting anybody.”
Iaquinta then proceeded to turn the tables on Gaethje by throwing out some accusations of his own.
Al suggested that the former WSOF champion, Gaethje, knowingly fouled his teammate Edson Barboza during their event headlining fight at UFC Philadelphia.
“He poked Barboza in the eye. No one ever said anything about that. He poked him right in the eye. He’ll be just technical once he gets his ass kicked.”
Justin Gaethje would ultimately knockout Edson Barboza following the alleged foul.
For now, Iaquinta is focused on defeating ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this evening in Ottawa.
However, if ‘Raging Al’ does prove victories tonight, don’t be surprised if the Long Island native turns his attention to Justin Gaethje in his post fight interview.
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