Former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje faces James Vick in the main event of next months UFC Fight Night Lincoln card.
Gaethje doesn’t think there is going to be much of a challenge coming from Vick, but may announce his retirement with a loss to the lightweight prospect.
“I’m so much better than James Vick. It sucks to say it, but if I was to go out there and get outclassed by James Vick, I’d have to hang them up,” Gaethje said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “He’s not good, he’s slow,” he added. “I’m talking if I go out and get outclassed. If he outclasses me and beats me in every aspect of this game, then yeah, something is not good. I’m not saying, I don’t know, you know how this game works and we fly high on emotions. Everything you get from us is coming from an emotional aspect. Like I said, if I was to run into a knee and get knocked out, no that’s not what, if he outclasses me then I would be so disappointed in myself.”
The former WSOF Lightweight Champion hasn’t found much success thus far in the UFC, holding a 1-2-0 record in the promotion.
Even though the fighter hasn’t found much success in the UFC, one thing Gaethje believes is that Vick isn’t on the same level as him.
“This is my third of four fights being the main event. When he wants to talk about levels, those are the levels he needs to talk about, and he’s not on my level,” says Gaethje.
UFC Fight Night Lincoln takes place on Saturday, August 25 from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska with Justin Gaethje and James Vick headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.