With 28 fights and all of them won by Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin gaethje will want to unbeaten him at UFC 254. The Russian is once again defending his title, which could leave him the best of all time in the world’s most important octagon. In this way, in the last hours he took a few minutes to express what he will do with the American in the cage of “the island of struggle.”
“Nothing changes. I will try to fight him. If he’s going to defend my takedowns for a long time, I’m going to try two, three times, try 100 times. Of course, I’m going to box with him. I’m going to kick with him. It’s going to be kickboxing and wrestling mixed. I think he has a good wrestling defense, very good wrestling defense actually, “was what he began by saying. Nurmagomedov on Gaethje.
For his part, the Russian fighter also admitted the following: “He knows how to fight. He has fought most of his life. But I don’t think the last five, six years. He will use his fight as I use it. Because I always use my wrestling. In training, inside the cage, because wrestling and superior control, this is what makes me a champion. I don’t think that in the last two years he has become a very good fighter.
Not afraid of the American
«It has the base, like I did when I was a child, but at this moment everything has changed. Of course he knows how to defend if someone tries to take him down and we all know about his conditioning, too. If I’m going to attack him the first two rounds, the third round I think it’s going to be over. Because he does not have good conditioning. I think my fighting IQ is way better than Justin gaethje«, He asserted Nurmagomedov.
To close, Khabib Nurmagomedov has a vision. He’s a tough guy. He likes to fight. He likes blood. He’s like a true warrior, but when it comes to fighting IQ, I think my fighting IQ is way better than him. Of course, Justin can fight. It can go deep. He has a heart. My goal is to tire you out. I’m going to make it tired. This is my goal. Maybe around No. 3 or round No. 4, my plan is to finish him, ”he concluded.