Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has taken aim at Justin Gaethje for his comments prior to his loss to Charles Oliveira.
‘The Highlight’ and ‘Do Bronx’ squared off in the main event of UFC 274 last Saturday. Prior to the bout, Gaethje took aim at his foe, saying that he quit in previous fights. While he acknowledged that Oliveira has improved, he believed he would make him quit again.
“The same Charles that fought Cub Swanson, the same Charles that fought Donald Cerrone, the same Charles that fought RDA, Pettis. Choices were made in that by him and the choice to quit was made, and I’m going to give him that choice on Saturday night, I guarantee that.” – said Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 media day.
Justin Gaethje continued, “That’s fine, and I think that’s true, however, you know once a coward always a coward. I’m not calling him a coward, but I’m saying that’s, you can’t just take that away. It’s there. Khabib never showed you that, and that’s why you can’t compare those two.”
In the end, it would be Justin Gaethje who was forced to submit. After being knocked down in round one, Charles Oliveira wrapped up a rear-naked choke. The Brazilian forced his foe to tap, and he secured his third straight UFC title victory.
In the aftermath of the fight, Conor McGregor took aim at Gaethje. The two men had previously traded insults over social media, so the Irishman’s attacks were no surprise. Earlier today, ‘The Notorious’ once again went after Gaethje, quote-tweeting a user who brought up the former interim lightweight champion’s pre-fight comments.
This absolute clown! The aul pretend to be asleep after he tapped as well lol. Jackass pic.twitter.com/mGZpJyCPab
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 10, 2022