In Rare First, Khabib Acknowledges The UFC’s Toughest Lightweight

UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje put on a stunning performance over the weekend. Now undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has decided to offer a few respectful words concerning the fighter’s recent victory.

Justin Gaethje and James Vick headlined UFC Fight Night 135 on Saturday, Aug. 25. The event took place within the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The fight did not last long, as Gaethje earned a vicious first round knockout victory over Vick. Taking to Twitter, “The Eagle” later commended Gaethje on his performance.

“@Justin_Gaethje is a monster, always fun to watch this guy.”

Justin Gaethje’s response to the message may be viewed below.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is now set to face off against Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229. The event will take place Oct. 6, live on pay-per-view.

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