Justin Gaethje Doesn’t Feel He’s Reaping The Rewards For His Efforts

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Justin Gaethje Doesn’t Feel He’s Reaping The Rewards For His Efforts

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Justin Gaethje isn’t precisely completely happy together with his present state of affairs.

It might be puzzling to some listening to that Gaethje is disgruntled. In spite of everything, he took half in three “Fight of the Year” worthy bouts in a row. He additionally earned a first-round knockout victory over James Vick in his final outing. He’s additionally earned no less than one bonus in all of his UFC bouts.

Justin Gaethje Isn’t Glad

Gaethje has been calling for a bout with Al Iaquinta, however isn’t holding his breath. It’s powerful on Gaethje as he hasn’t competed since August. He just lately informed ESPN that he’s fed up:

“I’m f—ing pissed, man. I’m pissed about a lot of things. I’ve been involved in Fight of the Year the last two years, and that’s all f—ing cool and it sounds good to fans, but I don’t get a damn thing for that. It’s bulls—. NFL players get bonuses for sacks, completions, rushing yards, whatever. I go out and put it on the line like I do, and I pretty much get s— on.”

With Iaquinta seemingly out the window, Gaethje has his sights set on one other 155-pounder:

“Barboza is up there. He’s a scary fight, but I like being scared. And that’s a fight that me, as a fan, would want to see. I know how much fans would love something like that. So, I’ll go out there and try to finish that dude with leg kicks. I’m trying to create a legacy, and you don’t create a legacy by b—-ing. I’ll fight the next in line. Whoever they send me a contract for, I’ll fight him.”

Gaethje together with Dustin Poirier snagged “Fight of the Year” on the MMA Information 2018 12 months-Finish Awards. Many different shops additionally had this bout as their favourite matchup of the 12 months. Time will inform if Gaethje will begin reaping the rewards he’s in search of.

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