Justin Gaethje thinks Dana White has mismanaged the affairs of the UFC Lightweight championship.
UFC Lightweight division always remains at the top of every enthusiast’s priority list. With the presence of some of the most recognized fighters in the world, the division is a spectacle on its own. However, according to one of the leading prospects of the weight class, the division is not on the right course.
Justin Gaethje, who currently stands at No.2 in the Lightweight rankings is of the view that the 155-pound weight category is not in the best shape and has blamed the UFC president Dana White for the mismanagement.
Justin Gaethje believes Dana White is responsible for the mismanagement of the UFC Lightweight title
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Gaethje talked about the uncertain nature of the UFC Lightweight Championship and implied that the indecision and misjudgment of Dana White have paved the way for the unjust that is prevailing.
“The reason why this is happening with Poirier is because Dana White used, he tried to, he did, he (explicit) Tony (Ferguson) and Dustin,” Gaethje told MMA Junkie on Monday. “He said (explicit) you guys, I’m going to take Chandler, and he’s going to be the backup for this title fight. That all happened four months ago. We are humans, we have principles, we have morals, and that’s what that is. That’s why Dustin Poirier is saying (he won’t fight Chandler). Well, I would assume. I don’t talk to the guy.
“He didn’t just (explicit) Dustin Poirier, He didn’t just (explicit) on Tony Ferguson. He (explicit) on every single (explicit) fighter that wants to do it right and wants integrity to the sport, and that’s why Dustin Poirier is talking like he is.”
Justin Gaethje On Why Dustin Poirier Won’t Fight Michael Chandler
Gaethje highlighted the derailed fight between Dustin and Tony and said the way the fight went haywire has probably left a sour taste in the mouth of Poirier, which perhaps is the reason why he does not want to fight Michael Chandler.
“That’s just the truth. You remember how upset Tony and Dustin were when they didn’t put that fight together (at UFC 256),” Gaethje said. “They were probably $50,000 or $100,000 off one of their contracts, and they didn’t put the contract together and those guys were ready to fight.
“They put it in the public, and that (explicit) is not right. I don’t like that as a fighter. I don’t like that as an employee. Well, I’m no (explicit) employee but being somebody that offers my services to the company. That’s not cool. You don’t want to see that. … I just know that’s why Dustin is saying what he’s saying, and that’s why he won’t fight Chandler for the title right now because they did that (explicit) in October. I don’t know it, but I’m pretty sure.”
Click Here For More UFC News