UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje recently pulled himself out of a two fight losing streak with a stunning first round knockout over James Vick. Now the fighter has received a call out from Alexander Hernandez.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Hernandez revealed that he is looking to take on the talented contender.
“Right now it’s Gaethje – that’s the guy who is available. Everybody else is booked up. I would love to take out that guy. I know I’m the best and I have to beat all these men to get to the top. I’m not going to discriminate against anybody; it doesn’t matter their name, shape or style. I just want a number.”
“I’ll leave my foot in his ass(expletive) – that’s the only piece of myself I’ll leave behind. Our fight would either be a complete highlight-reel for me or it would be like all his other fights where it’s certainly a brutal match. I think I can approach this fight more intelligently and stylistically diverse than his other opponents. I can make it a highlight-reel for myself. I have a ton of respect for the guy, I know he’s dangerous as (expletive) so it could be a brutal war.”
“A lot of people have trepidation toward taking certain matchups. Especially against like me, who is young and coming up and they have a lot more to lose than gain fighting me just based on me being new on the scene and not having as big a pull of popularity as the other guys who have been around for a long time. Gaethje seems like a very game opponent. He’s always game to fight, he just needs time. I’m hoping he bucks up. Hopefully the UFC makes it happen.”