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Justin Gaethje ready to hunt for title shot regardless of UFC 300 loss: “My abilities are nonetheless there”

Former UFC interim light-weight champion Justin Gaethje is ready to combat again to the title.

Justin Gaethje

‘The Spotlight’ returned to the cage earlier this month at UFC 300 in opposition to Max Holloway. The bout was a uncommon light-weight look for ‘Blessed’, and he entered the bout a giant underdog. Justin Gaethje in the meantime, entered the bout driving a two-fight profitable streak, final scoring a knockout win over Dustin Poirier in July.

Justin Gaethje hoped to earn a shot at Islam Makhachev with a victory over Max Holloway at UFC 300. As an alternative, the present ‘BMF’ titleholder was badly knocked out in spherical 5. Save for a flash knockdown in spherical 4, Gaethje was largely dominated within the contest. With such a devastating defeat, some questioned if the previous interim champion would retire.

Nevertheless, that’s not the case in any respect. Talking in a video lately posted to his YouTube channel, Justin Gaethje mirrored on his knockout defeat to Max Holloway. There, ‘The Spotlight’ took full blame for the defeat, and made no excuses. Nevertheless, Gaethje additionally said that he wasn’t giving up on his hope of turning into UFC champion.


Justin Gaethje nonetheless eyeing future title shot after UFC 300 loss to Max Holloway

In case there have been any doubts, Justin Gaethje nonetheless views himself as a title contender at 155 kilos. The previous ‘BMF’ titleholder additionally referenced Dustin Poirier’s title shot, and the way one victory can change all the things. ‘The Diamond’ lately signed a deal to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 in June, lower than a yr after being completed by Gaethje.

“I might let this break me and if my abilities weren’t there I might undoubtedly have totally different questions.” Justin Gaethje said within the video uploaded to his YouTube channel. “However I do know for a incontrovertible fact that my abilities are nonetheless there. I’m nonetheless capable of carry out like I’ve at all times been capable of carry out and so long as I’ve that ability and that need, I see no cause to not combat once more.”

He continued, “Absolutely, I don’t know what the long run holds. You’ve simply obtained to be within the current occasions. Clearly after this combat, you understand, I don’t like shedding once more. That sucks. My potential to combat for a belt is unquestionably diminished, nevertheless it’s not inconceivable. I knocked out Dustin Poirier, and now he’s preventing for a belt.”

“You by no means know what this sport’s going to carry.” Justin Gaethje concluded. “So I’m going to remain wholesome, and never get too out of form. At this age, I don’t wish to get too far out of form.”

What do you make of those feedback from the previous ‘BMF’ champion? Do you consider Justin Gaethje will ever win UFC gold?

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