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UFC Giving Khabib Nurmagomedov Time To Mourn The Loss Of His Father

The UFC brass will not be rushing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return to the Octagon. Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion. He’s due for a showdown with interim titleholder Justin Gaethje. Nurmagomedov …read more

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Justin Gaethje Sends Kind Message To Khabib Following Abdulmanap’s Passing

Interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has sent kind words Khabib Nurmagomedov’s way during this difficult time. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap, passed away at the age of 57. Abdulmanap couldn’t recover …read more

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Justin Gaethje sends message to opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov after father’s death

Justin Gaethje has sent a warm message to his next opponent, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, whose father Abdulmanap passed away this week. Abdulmanap died in a Moscow hospital this …read more

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Outpouring of support for Khabib Nurmagomedov following his father’s death

There was an outpouring of support for Khabib Nurmagomedov on Friday following the passing of his father. Among the first to issue his condolences was upcoming opponent Justin Gaethje.
Khabib’s father, …read more

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Dustin Poirier wary of long-term dangers of fighting: “I know that what I’m doing isn’t good for myself”

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier is known for his fan-friendly style, having been involved in wars with Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway and most recently Dan Hooker. However, the …read more

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12th Annual World MMA Awards voting is open; MMA Junkie, John Morgan, Mike Bohn nominated

Voting is underway for the 12th Annual World MMA Awards, and Henry Cejudo, Israel Adesanya, Justin Gaethje, Jorge Masvidal and Douglas Lima are up for the top honor.
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12th Annual World MMA Awards voting is open; MMA Junkie, John Morgan, Mike Bohn nominated

Voting is underway for the 12th Annual World MMA Awards, and Henry Cejudo, Israel Adesanya, Justin Gaethje, Jorge Masvidal and Douglas Lima are up for the top honor.
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Justin Gaethje to Be Inducted into University of Northern Colorado Hall of Fame

Justin Gaethje will be one of six members of University of Northern Colorado’s 2020 Hall of Fame class. …read more

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University of Northern Colorado to induct Justin Gaethje into Athletic Hall of Fame

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje will be honored by the University of Northern Colorado for his wrestling achievements.
Gaethje, an NCAA Division I All-American, is set to be inducted into …read more

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John Kavanagh Reveals Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje Was ‘Close To Being Done’

John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor nearly fought Justin Gaethje before the COVID-19 pandemic happened. If the two would’ve fought, it would’ve been a phenomenal fight between two elite strikers. For …read more

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Video: Watch Gaethje and Usman exchange body shots in sparring

Watch fresh video footage of Justin Gaethje and Kamaru Usman going at it in sparring. It didn’t take long for Kamaru Usman to get into a scrap with Justin Gaethje …read more

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John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje was ‘close to being done’

Head coach John Kavanagh claims Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje was close to materializing. Gaethje has been on a tear since dropping back-to-back bouts against Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez. …read more

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Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje release blistering sparring video

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has shifted his training camp to Colorado in order to prepare for his upcoming title defense on Fight Island. One of his key training partners? …read more

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Video: Kamaru Usman & Justin Gaethje Exchange Body Shots During Sparring

Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje seem to be having a blast caving each other’s ribs in. Usman is preparing for another UFC welterweight title defense but things are a bit …read more

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Video: Kamaru Usman exchanges brutal body shots with Justin Gaethje ahead of UFC 251 title fight

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is in the thick of his preparation for his UFC 251 title defense against Gilbert Burns, and he seems to be putting in some hard …read more

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Poirier: Gaethje can give Khabib problems if he ‘can keep the fight in the middle of the Octagon’

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Dustin Poirier gives his take on the upcoming lightweight title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Dustin Poirier is going to be …read more

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Dustin Poirier Not Interested In Picking Favorites For Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

Dustin Poirier doesn’t have a favorite going into the UFC lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Nurmagomedov holds the UFC lightweight championship, while Gaethje is the …read more

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Dustin Poirier explains how Justin Gaethje could give Khabib Nurmagomedov problems in their fight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Any time the lightweight title is on the line, Dustin Poirier has a vested interest but he’ll be keeping a very close eye on the …read more

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Justin Gaethje Reveals Why He Doesn’t Utilize Wrestling In UFC

Interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has explained why he doesn’t often utilize his wrestling skills in the UFC. Gaethje is known for his exciting fighting style. Gaethje has yet …read more

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Justin Gaethje explains why he avoids wrestling in fights

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has explained why he tends to avoid wrestling inside the Octagon. Gaethje is known for his wild fights, his chopping leg kicks and his …read more

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Dan Hooker says a knockout win over Dustin Poirier “makes Gaethje look like a bum”

Dan Hooker believes if he knocks out Dustin Poirier this weekend it will make Justin Gaethje look bad. Gaethje and Poirier fought back in 2018 where “The Diamond” scored a …read more

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Dustin Poirier On Justin Gaethje Rematch: ‘I’m Always Open To It’

If Dustin Poirier is offered a rematch with Justin Gaethje, he likely won’t hesitate to take the bout. Back in April 2018, Poirier and Gaethje did battle in Glendale, Arizona. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 12's Dustin Poirier open to 'Fight of the Year' rematch with Justin Gaethje

Dustin Poirier would love to run things back with Justin Gaethje.
Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) is the last man to hand Gaethje a loss, when he finished him in the …read more

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Dan Hooker Understands Why Justin Gaethje Is Rooting For Dustin Poirier At UFC On ESPN 12

Dan Hooker understands why Justin Gaethje is rooting for Dustin Poirier to win in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12 this Saturday night. Gaethje has predicted that Poirier …read more

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Dan Hooker ‘leaning’ towards Justin Gaethje beating Khabib Nurmagomedov as he targets winner

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The biggest test of Dan Hooker‘s career awaits on Saturday night when he faces former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the main event of …read more

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Dan Hooker explains why Justin Gaethje is picking against him at UFC on ESPN 12

Dan Hooker sees right through Justin Gaethje’s poke at him on social media.
Hooker (20-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC) faces Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12 this …read more

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Dan Hooker responds to Justin Gaethje predicting Dustin Poirier victory

This weekend’s main event will be a big matchup between highly-ranked lightweights Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, and neither of them are underestimating the other. Recently, UFC interim lightweight champion …read more

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Dan Hooker bites back after Justin Gaethje predicts he'll get 'merked' by Dustin Poirier

Dan Hooker did not take kindly to Justin Gaethje’s prediction for next week’s UFC on ESPN 12 main event with Dustin Poirier.
After Hooker (20-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC) expressed his intent …read more

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Gaethje Split Open By Errant Head Butt

Good thing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doesn’t plan on booking Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje until later this year, because “The Highlight” was recently sidelined with a nasty cut below …read more

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Justin Gaethje shares nasty chin gash photo after head butt in training

Justin Gaethje’s preparation for his UFC lightweight title unification bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov is underway, and the interim champ already has a war wound to show for it.
Gaethje (22-2 MMA, …read more

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Gaethje: I’d Take McGregor To Hell, KO Him

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Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim Lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje, is in line to face division champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, later this year in a highly-anticipated …read more

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Justin Gaethje says Dan Hooker is “getting merked” by Dustin Poirier

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje says that Dan Hooker is “getting merked” by Dustin Poirier when they fight in a few weeks. Gaethje, who is coming off of a …read more

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Dan Hooker Thinks He Can Finish Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje Responds

Dan Hooker believes he can stop Dustin Poirier but Justin Gaethje isn’t convinced. Hooker has made some noise since ditching the featherweight division in favor of 155 pounds. The City …read more

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Gaethje: McGregor ‘definitely comes back’ to fight me for UFC title

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Justin Gaethje is confident his first title defense will be against Conor McGregor, should Gaethje dethrone reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Justin Gaethje has had …read more

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Justin Gaethje explains how he would knock Conor McGregor out in potential fight

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje believes he would knock Conor McGregor out if they ever meet in the Octagon. Gaethje is currently looking forward to a fight with undisputed …read more

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Justin Gaethje breaks down how he'd knock out Conor McGregor: Three rounds 'then it's hell'

Justin Gaethje has no doubt he could take out Conor McGregor, but that doesn’t mean he’ll fight him next.
Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was crowned interim lightweight champion last month …read more

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Ferguson calls out McGregor with GTA-inspired video

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Tony Ferguson calls out Conor McGregor via Instagram. Tony Ferguson could be looking to rebound from his loss to Justin Gaethje with a …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz Suggests Two Marquee Bouts For Conor McGregor

Well-known MMA manager, Ali Abdelaziz has suggested two high-profile bouts for Conor McGregor. Abdelaziz, who manages UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje, has insisted that only …read more

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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje likely to headline Abu Dhabi card after ‘Fight Island’

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After an initial run of “Fight Island” events in Abu Dhabi, UFC President Dana White expects a title unifier between champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov pumps up Justin Gaethje ahead of title fight

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is making sure his fans are well acquainted with his next opponent, Justin Gaethje. At this stage, most fight fans who haven’t been living under …read more

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Khabib-Gaethje Title Fight Targeted For UF 253 On Sept. 19

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A Lightweight title unification bout between division king, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and interim title holder, Justin Gaethje, is reportedly being targeted for September 19, 2020. …read more

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Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje targeted for UFC 253

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje is reportedly in the works for UFC 253. The highly anticipated lightweight title unification bout between reigning …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Reported For UFC 253

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje will unify the lightweight at UFC 253 on September 19. Combate was first to report the news of the fight being targeted for the event. …read more

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Report | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje in the works for UFC 253

According to a report from Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho of Combate, a lightweight title fight between undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje is in the works …read more

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Justin Gaethje, pros react to third Conor McGregor retirement announcement: ‘This guy is on another bender’

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With Conor McGregor making his third retirement announcement via social media, it’s fair to say that thought of “The Notorious” walking away …read more

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Justin Gaethje reacts to Conor McGregor’s retirement, ‘Bye Felicia’

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor unexpectedly announced his retirement from fighting on Saturday via social media. “The Notorious” has “retired” before, so it’s hard to tell if the Irishman …read more

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Justin Gaethje roasts Conor McGregor following recent retirement announcement

Current UFC interim lightweight title holder Justin Gaethje took a shot at Conor McGregor after the Irishman announced his retirement this evening. Shortly following the conclusion of tonight’s UFC 250 …read more

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Dana White: ‘The best thing’ for Conor McGregor is waiting for Khabib vs. Gaethje winner

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If Conor McGregor wants to wait to fight the winner of the lightweight title unification fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, it appears that …read more

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Dana White Doubles Down On Belief That McGregor Should Wait For Khabib vs. Gaethje Winner

UFC president Dana White is sticking to his belief that Conor McGregor should wait for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje to play out. Back in May, Gaethje went one-on-one with …read more

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Dana White says the “smartest move” for Conor McGregor is to wait and fight the winner of Nurmagomedov-Gaethje

Dana White believes Conor McGregor should wait to fight the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje for his next scrap. Ever since McGregor knocked out Donald Cerrone in 40 …read more

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Listen to Justin Gaethje's corner audio from his UFC 249 win over Tony Ferguson

Justin Gaethje has provided an inside look at his corner work in between rounds of his UFC 249 fight against Tony Ferguson.
Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) dominated Ferguson before stopping …read more

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Justin Gaethje explains key to beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

New UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has a huge task on his hands: defeat undefeated lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov. Speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, …read more

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Justin Gaethje targets three more matchups, then keen to “get the f**k out of here”

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje only has three names left on his hit-list: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Dustin Poirier. After those fights, he’s prepared to hang up the …read more

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Morning Report: Justin Gaethje: ‘When I beat Khabib and I beat Conor, what run in the history of the sport has been better?’

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Earlier this month, Justin Gaethje stepped in on short notice and stopped Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. The win earned Gaethje the UFC …read more

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Justin Gaethje and Cody Garbrandt share stories about the generosity of manager Ali Abdelaziz

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt each shared stories about the generosity of Ali Abdelaziz. Abdelaziz manages Gaethje and Garbrandt, not to mention star …read more

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Justin Gaethje wouldn't trade Khabib title fight for Conor McGregor money fight

Justin Gaethje has his eyes on the champ and no one else.
The UFC interim lightweight champion wants to unify his title with the promotion’s undisputed 155-pound champion Khabib Nurmagomedov more …read more

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Justin Gaethje tells Joe Rogan: ‘I gotta touch Khabib four times and then he’s compromised’

Justin Gaethje scored the biggest victory of his career when he defeated Tony Ferguson in the UFC 249 main event on May 9 in Jacksonville, Fla. In doing so, he …read more

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MMA Junkie Q&A replay: Astros star Carlos Correa on picking Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, more

The latest MMA Junkie Q&A featured a special guest in the form of MLB World Series champion, Rookie of the Year and former No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa.
Correa, who …read more

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