Justin Gaethje has taken a shot against Nate Diaz ahead of his lightweight title fight against Charles Oliveira.
Diaz recently took to social media to take a shot at Gaethje as the Stockton native made fun of Gaethje for getting submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov in mount. According to ‘The Highlight’ he doesn’t understand why Diaz said anything, as he believes Diaz is just jealous of him.
“That motherf*cker has lost over 15 times, like, come on,” Gaethje said at media day. “So for him to be criticizing me for one loss, I found it funny. And I think he’s jealous because he’s done. He’ll never be here. He’ll never be fighting for a world championship. He’ll never achieve a world championship. In the history books, I’m already a world champion. I don’t like it. I don’t accept it. I need to make it right on Saturday but I’ll be in the Hall of Fame. He should be, too, but just because the fans love him.”
Justin Gaethje was then asked about Nate Diaz’s career and he claims Diaz turned down Nurmagomedov countless times. But, with the rumor being he will fight Khamzat Chimaev, Gaethje says he is impressed with that but doesn’t give Diaz much of a chance of winning the fight.
“I heard he turned down Khabib about 20 times. So for him to sh*t on me for losing to Khabib, I find that hilarious. But if he’s fighting Khamzat next, then I have to give him some credit. … Of course (I don’t think he’ll win). But I’m a fan of the sport because anything can happen at any time. He’s not going to outwrestle him. He doesn’t even have the power to shut someone’s light out on accident. So, no. No chance. He has a zero percent chance – a one percent chance.”
For now, Gaethje is focused on his lightweight title fight but perhaps a bout against Diaz may happen in the future.