Former World Series Of Fighting Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje is making his promotional debut at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.
The current UFC Lightweight Champion is Conor McGregor, whom Gaethje believes is a genius.
“I don’t care if he ever comes back,” Gaethje said to MMA Junkie. “I hope he makes $100 million and does whatever he wants. I’m happy for him. I think he’s a genius. This is hard. This is not easy. If I can get my hands on the interim title and he wants to come back, he has to fight me, and I’ll be there. And I want to fight him in the heart of Ireland if I do. That’s what I want.”
McGregor is currently out of action as he prepares for a potential boxing super fight against the legendary Floyd Mayweather.
Gaethje knows he has a tough road ahead of him in the UFC, but he also knows that whoever fights him is having a big money fight.
“I may be the money fight,” he said. “I might get knocked out in the first 10 seconds of my fight, and that goes out the window. But hey, I’m here. I’m ready to get embarrassed.”
UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale takes place on Friday, July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.