Justin Gaethje has had his eye on Conor McGregor for a very long time, and now his Spidey-senses are tingling.

Interim UFC light-weight champion Gaethje (20-2) just lately joined ESPN’s Now or By no means. Requested about McGregor’s newest retirement, “The Spotlight” expects it to be short-lived.

“[Conor McGregor] ought to look ahead to the winner of me and Khabib,” Gaethje informed ESPN. “If I win, I feel he positively comes again. If Khabib wins, I don’t know; I’m undecided about that.”

The previous is one thing Gaethje deeply craves. The all-action fighter expressed how he “can’t wait” to punch McGregor within the face.

Gaethje is coming off a spectacular, dominant efficiency in opposition to Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, stopping “El Cucuy” within the closing spherical to win that interim belt. He’s anticipated to battle Nurmagomedov in a extremely anticipated UFC light-weight title unification about in September. The matchup will possible headline a pay-per-view occasion on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi.

As for McGregor, he has “retired” twice earlier than solely to return shortly thereafter, so we’ll see if he means it on the third announcement. His most up-to-date outing noticed him win by knockout in opposition to Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January.