Justin Gaethje was not impressed when UFC president Dana White said that he wants lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor to rematch if they beat Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone, respectively.
In a recent interview with ESPN's Brett Okamato, White offered and explanation.
“First of all, let’s not count ‘Cowboy’ out.” said White, as transcribed by Christofer Tylor for BJPenn.com,. “Come on guys, Conor, I mean look what McGregor has done over the last however many years, right? And then he loses to Khabib, in a fight that was you know, when you talk about bad blood, that was like next level of bad blood. You know Gaethje is on his way up too. We’ve offered Gaethje a lot of fights that Gaethje hasn’t taken either. So, Conor is in line next for this title if he beats ‘Cowboy’.”