“Maul You in Front of Your Parents” – UFC World Including Nate Diaz Bring Up Khabib to Shut Down Justin Gaethje’s Claims

Published 05/01/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

Justin Gaethje is gearing up for his anticipated title fight against UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and as fight night nears, it is obvious that both the fighters will trade barbs. Meanwhile, ‘The Highlight’ has caused quite a stir in the MMA world with his recent comments about former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov that even got a reaction from the Stockton Native, Nate Diaz.

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Gaethje, in an interview before his title fight at UFC 274, talked about his previous title fight with the Dagestani wrestling ace. He stressed that ‘Do Bronx’ won’t be having an easy fight against him.

 

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He said, “[Charles Oliveira] is gonna have to walk through hell like Khabib did. He better be praying everyday he gets me to the ground.”

However, this was too much to handle for fight fans, as they knew what really happened at UFC 254 in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last fight. ‘The Eagle’ finished Gaethje with a Triangle Choke.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia kicks Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

And the first one to call Gaethje out was none other than Nate Diaz himself, who wrote in his Instagram stories, “Bruh got triangle choke from the mount, what he talking about?”

Fight fans then took it upon themselves to remind Justin Gaethje of what really happened at UFC 254.

Fans call out Justin Gaethje for his claims

Fans had a field day below the post where ‘The Highlight’ warned Charles Oliveira of the ‘hell’ Khabib Nurmagomedov had to face at UFC 254 and Oliveira would have to go through the same against him at UFC 274.

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“Dude khabib make you tap and sleep on same fight,” a fan reminded Gaethje of his second-round submission. “Khabib walked through YOU and it wasn’t hell,” another told Gaethje.

Fans couldn’t stop but make a popular pop culture reference, “Khabib walked through the candy shop.”

“Khabib took it easy and submitted you so he didn’t have to maul you in front of your parents,” a fan stated ‘The Eagle’s reasoning for not getting into a brawl with Gaethje.

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What are your thoughts on Justin Gaethje’s claims? Did he give ‘The Eagle’ hell at UFC 254? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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