UFC 268: Justin Gaethje Will to go to “War”, if Title Shot Doesn’t Follow Win
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen if the winner of this Saturday’s bout between Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje advances to another shot at the UFC’s lightweight title. But, Gaethje’s letting people know there’s going to be a problem, if a title shot doesn’t follow a win at UFC 268.
Gaethje (22-3) is returning to the Octagon on Saturday for the first time since October, 2020, when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov. As the fight approaches, Gaethje is ranked #2 in the UFC’s lightweight division.
While talking with the media this week, Gaethje made it clear that if he wins, and doesn’t receive a title shot, he’ll be far from happy (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“Even if he (Chandler) wins, they probably won’t give him a title shot,” Gaethje said. “The only reason he got the first one was because it was perfect timing.
“But, yeah, I already said it: If I don’t get the shot, we riot. We go to war. I have to be biased when it comes to this. I’m not going to be around here for much longer, so if I were to get snubbed again then, yeah, I’d have to do something about it. Whether that’s causing ruckus.
“I have to let my manager do his job. I got the best manager in the game. We all know what’s supposed to happen if I get this win on Saturday night, so hopefully you all riot with me.”
Chandler (22-6), meanwhile, faced Charles Oliveira for the vacant title in his last outing and was stopped by the now, reigning champ. Chandler is currently ranked #4.