UFC Star Justin Gaethje Says He Dreams Of ‘Ending’ Conor McGregor’s Career

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There is no love lost between UFC stars Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor.

Especially not after Gaethje’s most-recent comments stating that he dreams of ending McGregor’s career.

The lightweight star was asked for his thoughts about McGregor wanting to fight him during a Q+A session on Friday, and he didn’t hold back in his response.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve dreamt of ending his career and making sure he’s never able to step back in there,” Gaethje said.

Prior to his recent victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 291, Gaethje said that he would likely leave the UFC should McGregor get a title shot if were defeated Michael Chandler in his return fight after more than two years away.

“Would I quit if Conor won and they gave him a title shot? Probably,” Gaethje said in an interview with ESPN. “That’s how hurt I would be by the actions of the company I represent. But that’s out of my control. I just really hope that doesn’t happen.

“We can imagine a lot of things, but there’s a possibility that that’s the scenario, which I would be devastated, for sure.”

“Justin, I’ll slap you around,” McGregor then wrote in a since-deleted tweet shortly after Gaethje’s victory over Poirier.

Asked about the challenge, Gaethje seemed ambivalent.

“I like to fight big fights, so it sounds pretty exciting to me. I’m not gonna fight someone on steroids,” he said. “I’ve never taken steroids in my life, never will…and I don’t want to fight someone that’s cheating. And I probably shouldn’t say that if I want the fight, but it’s the truth.”

McGregor still has not returned to the USADA drug testing pool after years away.

But should he re-enter, and defeat Chandler, it sounds like Gaethje is waiting with open arms.