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Daniel Cormier believes Justin Gaethje has earned next UFC lightweight title shot over Islam Makhachev


Daniel Cormier

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes that Justin Gaethje has earned the next UFC lightweight title shot over his teammate Islam Makhachev.

Cormier and Gaethje not too lengthy within the past purchased into it on social media after “The Highlight” accused DC of being biased all the very best plan thru his commentary for the most fresh Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker fight. Following that match, which Makhachev won in an spectacular vogue, Cormier immediate that he ought to be next in line to fight for the belt, and Gaethje felt that he turned into as soon as biased since they are teammates at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). Then as soon as more, it now looks that DC has changed his tune and is now supporting Gaethje for the title shot.

Following UFC 268, the place Gaethje picked up an dazzling dangle over Michael Chandler in a “Wrestle of the Year” candidate, DC admitted that he’s now the tip contender at 155lbs and ought to be next in line to fight the winner of UFC 269’s Charles Oliviera vs. Dustin Poirier.

“Chandler came out throwing everything with 100 percent vitality, nonetheless Gaethje turned into as soon as correct there and touchdown, answering and correct if reality be told doing his thing. That whole thing with Justin Gaethje final weekend, I said what I felt and he took offense. Nonetheless all week, not one 2nd turned into as soon as Justin Gaethje mad at me, upset or approached me in an offended methodology,” Cormier said on his  YouTube channel (thru MMAjunkie.com). “He spoke about it in that 2nd, and you realize what? Closing night time he went accessible and did what he had to fabricate in impart to be distinct that he keeps his championship fight, because he fought Michael Chandler and beat Michael Chandler – a extraordinarily expert, correctly-willing Michael Chandler. So hat’s off to Justin Gaethje, and essentially, I take into consideration that he’ll be the fellow to fight for the belt next.”

Bear you resolve with Daniel Cormier that Justin Gaethje ought to be next up for the UFC lightweight title, not Islam Makhachev?

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