Justin Gaethje After Fight Of The Year: “I’m A Promoter’s Wet Dream”

Justin Gaethje After Fight Of The Year: "I'm A Promoter's Wet Dream"

Brawl of the year! Second round TKO! Title shots! Wet dreams!

Enter Justin Gaethje, the former WSOF champ who made his UFC debut last night, Justin, who has 18 wins and zero losses, made a spectacular, strong showing last night at the the TUF 25 finale, TKO’ing the ‘The Menace’ Michael Johnson in the second round with methodical hands and knees.

Talks of title shots and other huge fights have now arose, due to his extra special fight last night, which is being considered ‘Fight of the year’ by most.

All aboard the hype train! Here’s what Gaethje had to say about his fight and his future in the UFC.

“Whoever gets me closer to an interim title right now,” Gaethje said “(Conor) McGregor’s not here, so I’m going to get that interim title on my waist, then when he comes back: pressure. I pressure people. You think you can take it. He has a fantastic left hand. If he touches me with it, I’ll go to sleep. If not, you saw what will happen tonight. [Johnson] has never been finished (by knockout) before. I finished him in the second round.

“I got the biggest heart. I’m the most violent guy in this division. I’ll prove it time and time again. Every time, I’ve been ‘Fight of the Year.’ For now (this is it). I’ll fight again, that will be considered ‘Fight of the Year.’ I can take the most boring fighter and put him in that fight right there, so that’s what I do. I’m an entertainer.”

Here’s some highlights from the brawl that ensued at the TUF 25 finale between Johnson and Gaethje.

“That’s what I want,” Gaethje said, he’s talking about wanting to fight with Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson for his next contest in the UFC. “Michael Johnson whooped his ass, so I will break him. Guaranteed. Call me a liar all you want.”

“I’m not infallible,” Gaethje added. “Never will be. I will lose, like I said. I’m not scared to get knocked out, I’m not scared to lose. I’m scared not to perform.

“It sounds dirty, but I’m a promoter’s wet dream (Heh heh, that was funny) What else can you ask for? I literally go in there and put it on the line. I have no regrets. I’m not scared to lose. I’m an entertainer. That’s proven, because I got a performance (bonus) and knockout of the night. That’s what I’m in there for. I’m here to make money, make a living. This is my job now. I was so ready for this. Everyone says ‘Octagon jitters.’ That’s because they’re not ready. There’s no reason to rush this process. If you’re a young fighter out there, take your time. Wait until you’re ready. I was so comfortable in back. I was so comfortable this whole week.”

“It’s been pointed out to me that [McGregor] tweeted tonight about my fight,” Gaethje said. “Real recognize real. That dude’s a warrior, I’m a warrior. If I get the interim belt around my waist — I’ve only got to do that maybe one or two more times, and then, like I said, I’m not going to ask for the money fight; I’m going to be the money fight. You sound like a little b*tch when you ask for the money fight.

“I’m going to earn it, one at a time. I don’t care who’s next. I want to fight Ferguson, but he’ll probably say I’m not worthy. He lost to Michael Johnson. I just finished him. So he’ll be full of sh*t when he says that.”

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