Justin Gaethje: “I have a lot to prove”

Justin Gaethje:

Former interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has shared his thoughts on his upcoming fight against Rafael Fiziev, with whom he will split the octagon in less than two weeks.

“Returning after a defeat is always different from returning after a victory, especially if it is a defeat in a title fight,” MMANews quotes the American. “I have a lot to prove. There are a lot of haters who need to be shut up and I have to live up to the trust of those who continue to believe in me. We have a fun ride ahead of us, and it has been like that since day one.”

“This training camp is different because I watched a lot of this guy’s fight records. I don’t usually do that and just focus on being in top shape, but it seems to be a must at this level of competition. We studied this guy’s movements, his signature tricks, the rhythm in which he works, and understanding all this should make our task much easier.

The lightweight fight between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev will be the second most important event of the UFC 286 tournament, which will take place on March 18 in London.