Gaethje challenges lightweight champion Charles Oliveira in Saturday’s UFC 274 main event, which takes place at Footprint Center in Phoenix. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
If Gaethje (23-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) gets past Oliveira and becomes champion, he acknowledges that the McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fight is a possibility, and his sentiments toward him haven’t changed.
“At the end of the day, after I win this fight there’s two people that are next in line,” Gaethje said on the “FULL SEND PODCAST.” “There’s Beneil Dariush and (Islam) Makhachev and they need to fight each other. If Conor McGregor’s there, then I think he’s just as rightfully available as those two because they need to fight. So I say either everybody deserves it, or nobody deserves it right