Fighters React To Justin Gaethje Battering Tony Ferguson To Win Interim UFC Lightweight Title At UFC 249

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Justin Gaethje proved why he's one of the most feared fighters in the world, battering Tony Ferguson for nearly 25-minutes en route to a stoppage in the fifth round. Ferguson never went down, but referee Herb Dean decided he had taken enough damage with just over a minute left in the fight. With the victory, Gaethje is the new interim UFC Lightweight Champion, setting up a future date with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Here's how fighters reacted to Gaethje's powerful performance.

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