Justin Gaethje put on a barn burner of a main event over the weekend. While the mixed martial artist suffered a loss in his fight of the year contender, it would appear that the concept of losing is not holding Gaethje back.
Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier faced off in an octagon war for the main event of UFC on FOX 29. In the end, Poirier earned a TKO victory over the fighter within the fourth round.
Still, the two competitors put on a show that had the Glendale, Arizona crowd on their feet within the Gila River Arena. Speaking to reporters after the fight, Gaethje revealed his thoughts on the future.
“I’ve got about five fights in me. Before this I said I’ve got six. … I want the biggest fights possible. Coming off two losses, that’s hard to say, but you want to see me fight. But, if you don’t see me fight live, you will regret it when I’m done. It’s not going to be very long. I’ve got five left.”
“I don’t go in there to not wrestle. I was kicking his ass on the feet. My game plan was go in there and break his legs, break his body, and, I did that. I was in the process of doing that, and he took it. Its stupid of me to try to get on top of him there when I’m landing leg kicks.”
Gaethje then revealed that his intention is not to win or lose when he steps inside the octagon.
“I don’t fight to win or lose, as stupid and crazy as that sounds. I go in there to entertain people This is the entertainment business. I go in there and I fight for money. That’s what I do, and it helps me to get paid.”
Taking to Twitter, Gaethje would later confirm that he believes he achieved his goal in the recent main event.
“That’s how you keep ppl from wooooooing during a fight @dc_mma”
That’s how you keep ppl from wooooooing during a fight @dc_mma
— Justin Gaethje ?? (@Justin_Gaethje) April 15, 2018