Rumors have started surfacing that former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor and former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje could be fighting this Summer.
One person who is quick to put that rumored bout to rest is Ali Abdelaziz, who is Gathje’s manager, as he stated that following on Twitter:
This rumor about @Justin_Gaethje fighting vs @TheNotoriousMMA is absolutely false. He had the opportunity to fight him already instead of cowboy but he didn’t. Justin is the number one contender and like khabib said. Conor needs to win 10 fights.— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) February 25, 2020
There is one person who would like to have the opportunity to face McGregor, no matter what his agent says, and that person is Gaethje, who stated the following on Twitter:
McGregor hasn’t won a bout at lightweight in over three years, with his last divisional victory coming over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November of 2016.