That’s right, former interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje says all hell will break loose and he will go to war with the UFC if he doesn’t get a title shot against the winner of Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier with a win over Michael Chandler on Saturday.
“Even if he (Chandler) wins, they probably won’t give him a title shot. The only reason he got the first one was because it was perfect timing,” Gaethje said ahead of UFC 268 (h/t MMAjunkie.com).
“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.”
Gaethje, 32, hasn’t fought in over a year. We last saw him in action in a lightweight title unification bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. He lost the bout via second-round submission.
UFC 268, which will feature Gaethje vs. Chandler on the main card, takes place this Saturday, Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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