What was most important on Saturday at the UFC at ESPN 2 in Philadelphia? Here is something or five …
1. Attention, Gaethje will make you borrow a line from Sheriff Teasle
: What did God have in Heaven to make a man like Justin Gaethje? This guy is fighting as if he owes a debt that can only be repaid with pain and blood – it does not matter to you or to him. He just keeps going until there is enough human damage. And he will actually enjoy it, in his own way.
You think maybe Edson Barboza would be prepared for that. He is a veteran fighter. He can win a technical, beating battle, but he can get his money's worth, if need be. But then Gaethje brought him to a fight and Barboza could not say no. He was also so busy getting rid of the pressure of Gaethje that he forgot to keep his hands on the way out. Next stop: the land of winds and ghosts.
Now Gaethje has two wins in a row after suffering these two defeats, and we wonder what to expect from him. Is he real championship material or is he just a rock & # 39; em sock & # 39; em robot brought to life? In a perfect world, he might even be both.