Justin Gaethje had some choice words to say about Conor McGregor following his second round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 257.
During an interview with Brett Okomoto of ESPN earlier today, Gaethje called McGregor and his coach “f***ing idiots” for thinking they’re getting a title fight next, and said he “loved it” when he saw McGregor get knocked out.
“For him to come out and say he wants a title shot next in a rematch vs. Poirier, and his coach, they’re f***ing idiots,” Gaethje said. “He’s been treated special over and over and over. And he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him. That event was for him to win. And he wants to be Mr. Humble now, but you know he would have been an a**hole if he would have won that fight.”
That wasn’t all Gaethje had to say.
“I loved seeing loud mouth get knocked out,” he said. “There’s nothing that makes me happier. Seeing a piece of shit get put down. That was great. I loved it.”
“I would probably think about never fighting in the UFC again if he fought for a title,” Gaethje said regarding the chance that McGregor rematches Dustin Poirier in his next fight for the vacant lightweight title. “That would be proposterous. For one he’s sitting at number six (in UFC’s lightweight rankings). He’s won one fight in his entire life in the lightweight division. And he picks and chooses who he fights. So I have no respect for him in that manner.”
“Yeah I would like to fight him,” Gaethje said when asked about a potential matchup between him and McGregor. “I don’t think it should be my next fight, but he ain’t gonna fight me. He just got his legs kicked out. I kick legs better than anybody in the UFC. I’m not a southpaw, so it would present a different challenge to get to the outside of his leg – to get to the outside of any southpaws leg is gonna be a challenge. But yeah, I don’t think he wants to fight me.”