UFC 254: An Early Look at Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

Justin Gaethje has been overlooked more than once in his career, written off as just a brawler. Don’t make that mistake ahead of his showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In light of the recent passing of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, much is being made about the future of Khabib, as well as his plans to finish up his career. In an interview with ESPN, UFC President Dana White has said that if Khabib wanted to finish up his career with a fight against Georges St. Pierre, that he would consider giving the lightweight champion his wish.

Khabib vs GSP is a nice thought, and fun to talk about, but don’t let it over shadow Khabib vs Gaethje. The last time a lot of the fanbase overlooked Gaethje, we watched him put down a serious drubbing on Tony Fergusuon and take that spotlight away from “El Cucuy.”

Despite happening mere months ago, it feels so long ago now and people forget, in the lead up to the Ferugson vs. Gaethje fight, essentially the entire narrative of the fight surrounded Tony Ferguson and his story.  A lot of people overlooked Gaethje that time out, and although the fight with Khabib was just booked and is a few months away, I’m getting the impression that people are overlooking him again. Which we should all know by now is a big time mistake.

For more on what is no doubt one of the most exciting lightweight contests of all time, check out our video preview above.

UFC 254 is expected to take place October 24, 2020 at a location yet to be announced.