Dominance MMA founder, Ali Abdelaziz has claimed that his client, former interim UFC lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje could potentially fight the likes of Nate Diaz, past-foe Dustin Poirier, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor – or in what comes as a surprise matchup, two-time welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal.
Gaethje, a former interim UFC lightweight champion, headlined UFC 274 earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona – suffered a first round rear-naked choke loss against former titleholder, Charles Oliveira in a hometown defeat for the former interim gold holder.
Masvidal, on the other hand, is still awaiting his next court appearance following an alleged attack without notice against former opponent and one-time interim welterweight titleholder, Colby Covington earlier this year.
The Miami veteran had shared the Octagon with Covington in the main event of UFC 272 in the pair’s grudge match, suffering an eventual one-sided unanimous decision loss to the outspoken Clovis native.
Justin Gaethje has been touted to potentially fight Jorge Masvidal
Discussing the potential next step for his client, Gaethje – Abdelaziz included a list of potential fights for the Arizona native, featuring a rather surprising suggestion in the form of an eye-catching potential showdown with the aforenoted, Masvidal.
“Justin Gaethje is always going to be must-watch TV,” Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN MMA. “Must watch video game. Must watch pay-per-view. He’s one of a kind. There’s never gonna be anyone else like Justin Gaethje… We’re gonna see Justin come back. I’d like to see Justin fight some of these f*cking guys, man. Like Nate Diaz versus Justin Gaethje. Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje. Dustin Poirier rematch. I think he’s a big enough star to fight these guys., Like someone like (Jorge) Masvidal too. Gaethje versus Masvidal would be great.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda)
Whilst Abdelaziz intends to matchmake for his client, Gaethje – another high-profile lightweight on the Dominance MMA roster; Islam Makhachev, has been touted to challenge the above mentioned, Oliveira in a vacant lightweight title fight before the close of this year.