Justin Gaethje will fight Donald Cerrone in UFC Fight Night 158. This is one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Both Gaethje and Cerrone are fan favorites because of the way they fight. Gaethje brings absolute chaos into the octagon. Gaethje has 18 knockout victories out of 20 wins in his career and Cerrone has the most finishes in UFC history. When you put those two gentlemen against each other expect some firework inside the octagon.
However, Justin Gaethje almost pulled out of his fight with Cerrone due to an eye infection. In the open workout media scrum for UFC Fight Night 158, Gaethje said:
“I am wearing this sunglasses because I almost didn’t make it to this fight. I had an eye infection and I am through that line.”
However, he also assures that he is ready to fight Cerrone this weekend and has been cleared by doctors to do so. Gaethje claimed:
“These lights are super bright, I am a little sensitive right now. but I am 100 percent ready to go. I have seen many doctors. I am cleared and ready to go.”
Well, Justin Gaethje is known for his chaotic fighting style inside the octagon ever since he has started his career in mixed martial arts. Gaethje, who is an elite level wrestler never even tries to take down his opponents to get an easy win. Stand and Bang, this has been the highlights of Justin Gaethje’s fighting career and that is the reason why fans love Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje admits that he almost had to pull out of this weekend's bout with Donald Cerrone pic.twitter.com/1eLREBgl1Y
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Answering the concerns around his eye infection, Gaethje said:
“I have fought blind my whole life. So unless my eyes are cut out I am fighting. I am seeing drastic improvements every day. this is just precaution.”
So there you have it. Justin Gaethje vs Donald Cerrone is still on. This fight possibly has huge title implications. Justin Gaethje has two impressive back to back knock out wins over James Vick and Edson Barboza. A win here for Gaethje means a potential title shot or a big fight with Conor McGregor.
On the other hand, Donald Cerrone is coming off a loss from Tony Ferguson. However, a win over a top-ranked opponent like Justin Gaethje might give him the fight with McGregor, who is itching to get a rematch against Nurmagomedov.
Irrespective of the fight result this weekend, it’s safe to say that Justin Gaethje vs Donald Cerrone is going to be an absolute chaos.