Friday night in Las Vegas, Justin Gaethje made his highly anticipated UFC debut as he faced UFC veteran Michael Johnson in a highly anticipated grudge match that will go down as one of the most thrilling fights of all time. The fight earned praise from nearly every member of the MMA community given its back and forth nature.
Following the fight, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor took to social media to give his reaction to the bout:
McGregor, who is currently gearing up for his August 26th scrap with Conor McGregor, of course currently reigns as the UFC lightweight champion, and will likely keep a close eye on the lightweight division in his absence as UFC President Dana White has stated that following McGregor’s scrap with Mayweather, that he will likely “turn right around” and defend his lightweight title for the first time since winning the belt at UFC 205 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the lightweight champion.
Conor McGregor of course wasn’t the only one to praise the main event scrap, as countless fighters took to social media to give their thoughts on what many consider to be two of the greatest rounds in MMA history.
Gaethje has yet react to McGregor’s Tweet, however he stated at the post-fight press conference that he is looking for the quickest path to the interim belt, and then a fight with Conor McGregor:
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/8/2017.