Gaethje reveals his master plan to be first fighter to beat Khabib in UFC
Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje maped out how he can beat UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in the lightweight title match.
The fight is not yet confirmed but the 31-year-old is desperate to match up against Khabib.
He told ESPN: "I have only got to kick him eight times in the calves before he's compromised. There's lots of factors. I'm going to work on being me, stay in shape. It's all cardio."
Flight restrictions meant Khabib had to pull out of his bout with Ferguson at the original UFC 249 and he was unable to attend the rescheduled event.
When asked when he envisioned the Khabib bout taking place, he said: "I guess September, August. I want time. I couldn't even imagine being in his shoes … this will be the last thing on his mind right now, we'll let time pass and figure it out."
"That's the fight I want (rather than clash with Conor McGregor). I earned it. I deserve it. It's the only fight out there for me right now," Gaethje added.