Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans to “Drown” Justin Gaethje
By FCF Staff
Khabib Nurmagomedov appears to be on good terms with his next opponent, Justin Gaethje. But that hasn’t stopped the UFC’s lightweight champ from firing a warning shot at his next challenger.
Nurmagomedov is booked to face the interim champion on October 24th at UFC 254. Recently UFC commentator Joe Rogan shared out a video clip of Gaethje hitting pads, and Nurmagomedov reportedly responded with this comment (quote via MMA Fighting).
“Justin is a very nice guy and good opponent for me, but when octagon close he have to be ready not only boxing match, I’m not Dustin [Poirier] or Tony [Ferguson],” Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram. “I will take him to the deepest ocean and drown him.”
Nurmagomedov (28-0) hasn’t fought since September, 2019, when he submitted Dustin Poirier.
Gaethje (22-2), meanwhile, stopped Tony Ferguson in May to win the interim title and secure a fight with Nurmagomedov.