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Ex-WSOF champ Justin Gaethje says UFC contract signed, wants 'scariest lightweight possible'

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Now former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje late Wednesday night said his next move is a done deal.

Gaethje (17-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), currently ranked No. 8 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, said on his official Twitter account he has signed his contract to fight in the UFC. Although he didn’t call out anyone by name, he said he wants the “scariest lightweight possible” for his first bout in the promotion.

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2 options:

1. Punish Khabib and give him Gathje
2. Punish Gathje and give him The Bogeyman




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Gaethje vs Barboza to start with sounds pretty good to me. I love watching him fight but I think Gaethje is going to have his hands full at this level. Not too long ago Melvin Guillard gave him all he could handle. Guys like Khabib, Ferguson, Barboza, etc. Are a giant step up from that.

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Posted by tildengolfer

2 options:

1. Punish Gathje and give him Khabib
2. Punish Gathje and give him The Bogeyman







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Considering that Gaethje only beat Melvin Guillard by split decision he might not want to shoot for the stars just yet. Personally I think any of the "scary" lightweights will kick his ass sideways.

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We still kinda don't know what's going on with Khabib right and Ferguson is probably a little too high in the rankings even tho Gaethje was ex-champ, the level of comp he fought is nothing like he is going to experience in the UFC.

I wouldn't mind watching him fight the Alvarez/DP winner...possibly Michael Johnson, Iaquinta would be fun as hell or RDA.

As for Barboza, I'm kinda getting tired of watching him fight pressure strikers. I'd like to see him matched up against someone with really good wrestling and BJJ to test that area of his game. We all know Barboza's weakness is when he can't stand in front of you at his own pace and strike....I think they've given him enough fights where guys have blitzed him. Need to switch up the style he fights against, imo.

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Gaethje is exciting, but man he gets hit A LOT. Would be down to see him face Barboza

Post #7   5/8/17 2:20:50PM