The undefeated Russian MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov told Izvestia that he surpasses his closest opponent in title defense, American Justin Gatji, in endurance and striking technique.
“In terms of endurance, I consider myself two heads higher. But in the punch … Many people underestimate my punch. I have been performing professionally for 12 years. And during this time I have not a scratch, nothing like that. And Justin Gaethje was knocked out twice. A lot of damage was done to him. He is a tough, resilient fighter. But in my heart I believe that I am a cut above him in striking technique, “Nurmagomedov noted.
At the same time, the Russian believes that Gatji is the best UFC fighter in defense against wrestling.
“A very interesting fight for myself. I’m wondering what Gatji is on the ground. We have not seen him on the ground with anyone, ”the athlete added.
The fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje will take place on October 24 as part of the UFC 254 tournament in Abu Dhabi. The live broadcast of the fight can be seen only on REN TV.
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