Justin Gaethje Won't Accept Conor McGregor Getting Next Lightweight Title Shot: "That's Not How This Works"

Justin Gaethje will not be pleased if former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor jumps the queue and receives a title shot at 155-pounds next before him.

Gaethje spoke with TMZ Sports and responded with the following when asked how'd he react if McGregor got an immediate title shot upon his return to the Octagon. The 33-year old Safford, Arizona native believes the Irishman has become irrelevant as time has gone on and soon won't even be in the title conversation anymore.

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“I’d burn it all down,” Gaethje said (MMA Fighting). “F*cking burn it down, that’s what I’d do. [Conor] is so irrelevant. He has not won a fight since 2016 in the lightweight division. I’m ranked No. 1. [in the UFC]. I saw they updated the rankings, I’m No. 1 now, that feels pretty good. My whole life I’ve been working towards this. That’s what’s next. If not, I f*cking burn it down. It doesn’t matter. I’ll show up and start throwing dollies everywhere. I don’t know what the answer is. I would absolutely not allow him to fight for the title if he did not win and go through the process. He’s not going to sh*t on everything. There’s too many [guys], Beneil Dariush, Islam Makhachev, those are the guys that I would fight, not Conor McGregor. That’s not how this works. He’s becoming more and more irrelevant as time goes on. Pretty soon you won’t even be asking me these questions. It’s going to be a beautiful f*cking day.”

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