“It’s Called Respect You Fool”- Justin Gaethje Responds to Charles Oliveira’s ‘Underdog’ Remarks

Published 12/25/2021, 9:00 AM EST
DALLAS, TX – MAY 12: Justin Gaethje speaks to the media during the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference at the American Airlines Center on May 12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Charles Oliveira impressed everyone on the roster with a sensational win over Dustin Poirier in his first title defense. As of now, the Brazilian has cemented his position as the UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion. Meanwhile, he is most likely to face the #1 contender Justin Gaethje next.

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At present, both of the fighters are engaged in a war of words.

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‘The Highlight’ met ‘Do Bronx’ backstage at UFC 269 to congratulate the champion on his first title defense. Gaethje told Oliveira that he had nothing but respect for the champion, as he deserves the title. However, just moments later, Gaethje told the press that he can’t wait to break Oliveira’s face. “I saw a dog and I can’t wait to break his face. He gets hit a lot,” Gaethje said in an interview.

The lightweight champion didn’t like Gaethje’s switch and wanted him to decide whether he wants to stay nice or trash talk about him. However, ‘The Highlight’ has defended his actions and told the champion that he has obvious intentions.

“@CharlesDoBronxs it’s called respect you fool and we are in the breaking faces business. My respect that night was just as real as my intention to take everything from you in your country @ufc #uhvaimorrer,” Gaethje tweeted in response to Oliveira’s comments.

Charles Oliveira responds to Justin Gaethje’s erratic behavior

Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje’s hot and cold attitude towards him did not impress ‘Do Bronx’. The Brazilian wants ‘The Highlight’ to remain consistent with his tone.

The lightweight champion told MMA Fighting on a podcast, “The guy is talking a bunch of c*ap the entire time, and when we meet face-to-face he says he has all the respect for me and what I do — and two minutes later he’s saying he’ll break my face and saying a bunch of stuff”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira arrives at T-Mobile Arena during the UFC 264 event on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Oliveira also advised Gaethje to sell the fight in one way, either by being a nice guy or talking trash. However, ‘The Highlight’ must do it to his face, not behind his back.

There have been talks of Conor McGregor coming back to face Charles Oliveira. Meanwhile, ‘Do Bronx’ is ready for either McGregor or Gaethje.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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