Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight “Highlight,” Justin Gaethje, snapped a two-fight losing streak last weekend by obliterating James Vick in the UFC Lincoln main event on FOX Sports 1.
Stop what you’re doing and watch the violent finish again here.
Now that he’s back in the win column, the former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) lightweight champion is in a position to call his shots, and he’s not the biggest fan of recent reports that have Kevin Lee fighting Al Iaquinta at the promotion’s final telecast on FOX.
I better fight @MoTownPhenom or @ALIAQUINTA before they even think about fighting each other. Al backed out and Kevin is next.— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) August 28, 2018
Iaquinta (13-4-1) was previously booked to fight Gaethje (19-2) at UFC Fight Night 135; however, nagging injuries forced him to bail on the lightweight headliner, which paved the way for Vick to step in. “Raging Al” insists he’s all patched up and ready to go after “some PRP injections and rest.”
He also claims to have texted UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby about taking the fight.
As for Lee (17-3), he recently got back to his winning ways by taking out Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128 back in April. Gaethje’s win over Vick had “The Motown Phenom” making some noise on Twitter, so Shelby and Co. have a tough decision to make.
Gaethje vs. Iaquinta ... or Lee?