Justin Gaethje has signed a new contact ahead of UFC 268 fight vs. Michael Chandler | ESPN MMA

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Justin Gaethje speaks with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto about the announcement of his fight vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on November 6 and more.

0:58 Why hasn’t he fought since last October?
3:55 How did the Chandler fight get put together?
6:20 Gaethje was “bitter” Chandler got a title shot before him.
10:55 Gaethje has signed a new contract.
14:03 Thoughts on competing with Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas on the card.
17:01 Thoughts on Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier.
18:10 Zero percent chance McGregor will fight him.

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  1. Seth C
    Seth C
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    justin really thinks he shouldve got a title shot immediately after khabib tapped him lmao, earn your way back

  2. James Saturn
    James Saturn
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    Dustin and Charles are great fighters but Justin has the it factor but lost to Dustin and Alvarez who don't have the it factor. Strange how that plays out.

  3. Whattatwist
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    It is right, Porier and Gaethje shouldve fought for that belt, no if and or buts. I understand olivera somewhat, but its just wrong, chandler shouldnt have been there........at all, it shouldve been gaethje v porier, winner fights conor, for red panty night, it makes the most sense. I like olivera and i respect him as the champ but that fight made no sense.

  4. Emanuel Santos
    Emanuel Santos
    3 օր առաջ

    Always shows up ready to fight and understanding the game makes him super dangerous.

  5. HintofLime TostitoChip
    HintofLime TostitoChip
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    Signed a new contact?

  6. jon dorr
    jon dorr
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    Dude just got put to sleep like a Percocet and thinks he should get a title shot next...... u fought a tony past his prime preparing for ground war a Mike Vick who got demoted out of a b league a 145 in Barbosa who just lost and retired and cowboy who lost like 5 straight and u calling out olivera resume stfu

  7. jess maynard
    jess maynard
    4 օր առաջ

    Is Justin doing this interview from a truck stop bathroom?

  8. SeeKo
    5 օր առաջ

    Gaethje: “I don’t dislike the guy” Gaethje literally 15 seconds later: “I don’t like the guy” Makes a lot of sense…

  9. James Griffith
    James Griffith
    6 օր առաջ

    Justin should be fighting Dustin or Olivera Chandler won one fight in ufc and got ktfo in first round his second fight he don't deserve Justin

  10. Wolf PAC
    Wolf PAC
    6 օր առաջ

    6:24 “duh”

  11. T
    7 օր առաջ

    Brett Okamoto fishing for gossip like he's on ALONE

  12. county bullet
    county bullet
    7 օր առաջ

    He's called the highlight for a reason. Looking forward for November. Let's Go 👍

  13. Justin Belcher
    Justin Belcher
    8 օր առաջ

    I love Justin Gaethje's honesty. Raw and real. What u see is what u get.

  14. Scott H
    Scott H
    8 օր առաջ

    Both Justin & Michel are high level KILLERS. IMHO this is a 50/50 fight!

  15. Dk loud TV
    Dk loud TV
    8 օր առաջ

    Masvidal is not a favorable matchup for conor .

    8 օր առաջ

    He’s 5-3 in his last 8 fights …. Hardly deserving of two title shots in a row. What about Ferguson? What about Dariush? Gaethje is a BOSS, but come on… Anyway, this fight is gonna BANG. Gaethje gonna chop him up and KO him 😃

  17. Glenn Braun
    Glenn Braun
    9 օր առաջ

    Look at dem gains yeeeaaahhhh!!!

  18. CMO
    9 օր առաջ

    How did nobody notice it says contact in the headline of this video and not contract.....

  19. Lawrenzo Taylor
    Lawrenzo Taylor
    9 օր առաջ

    Justin may not realize he fought tony almost 2 years ago

  20. Mark Wright
    Mark Wright
    11 օր առաջ

    I like Justin but he is deluded

  21. Zach Morgan
    Zach Morgan
    11 օր առաջ

    Signed a new contact.... Cool

  22. Merrill Sizemore 3:16
    Merrill Sizemore 3:16
    11 օր առաջ

    Chandler may be a little much for him but it least he is going to do it.

  23. MessyMike 33
    MessyMike 33
    11 օր առաջ

    Justin is halarious. Didn't he just come from another organization!? I agree with him saying that him and Dustin should have fought for the title. Who is Oliviera, really? He's a 50/50 fighter and fighting Chandler favored him. Easy fight for the top 5 - minus Oliveira and Chandler.

  24. Scott Thomson
    Scott Thomson
    12 օր առաջ

    How is Conor still ranked in the top 10 of this division?! Absolutely mind blowing. He is the least active fighter of all time and lost 3 of his last 4 fights.

  25. Scott Thomson
    Scott Thomson
    12 օր առաջ

    Gaethje speaking facts. Yea, Oliveira has this "win streak", but it's against no name bums. He really had no challenges.

  26. krendo
    12 օր առաջ

    he is not confident

  27. V Discreet
    V Discreet
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  28. Robert Beaver
    Robert Beaver
    12 օր առաջ

    Dustin and Justin should have fought for that belt!! But this is gonna be a war with Chandler,great fight and after Charles and Dustin fight,this winner gets a shot at the belt!!

  29. Takedownccp
    12 օր առաջ

    7:26 i got chills lol

  30. Prospect MMA Podcast
    Prospect MMA Podcast
    12 օր առաջ

    Gotta love him

  31. New Wave
    New Wave
    13 օր առաջ

    Stand up guy

    13 օր առաջ

    He Oliverai, did not deserve the title shot! Justin's right. Should have been Porier Vs. Gaethje

  33. Jake
    13 օր առաջ

    If he wasn’t a cage fighter, he’d work with his hands, maybe even in a mine. Regardless, the majority don’t make it, they’re still as dumb as Homer Simpson like this fool, but that’s most likely what they’re doing

  34. Lewis Jay Gomes
    Lewis Jay Gomes
    14 օր առաջ

    I ko all ufc

  35. Amazin11000
    14 օր առաջ

    Gaethje vs Chandler is gonna be a banger! Can't wait for this one!

  36. Just a 90s kid
    Just a 90s kid
    14 օր առաջ

    Justin always sounds like he has a stuffy nose 🤧

  37. Urix L. Hutchinson
    Urix L. Hutchinson
    14 օր առաջ

    Max is to small for the true lightweigts. We saw that versus Porier

  38. pohmakas33
    14 օր առաջ

    dude is literally sacrificing brain cells for our entertainment. hope he is handsomely compensated for putting on absolute wars every time.

  39. Faggiano Pasta
    Faggiano Pasta
    14 օր առաջ

    Where y’all train at in co?

    1. Soy Goy
      Soy Goy
      12 օր առաջ

      high altitude training, look it up.

  40. Faggiano Pasta
    Faggiano Pasta
    14 օր առաջ

    Justin gonna give it to em

  41. russgaudett
    15 օր առաջ

    Gaethje did EXACTLY what he should've done. Standby...

  42. Jack Carter
    Jack Carter
    15 օր առաջ

    Bitter much...

  43. raj vasani
    raj vasani
    15 օր առաջ

    Gaethje is gonna run through chandler

  44. positive thoughts
    positive thoughts
    15 օր առաջ

    Gaetjhe is real as they come, I completely agree with what he said, Michael Chandler is fake you can see it, and TBH I think is a bad person, because I have noticed how he always wants the attention and people talking how good person he is, that the thing about his kid makes me think that he only did it to gain reputation. I hope I am completely wrong, but I have a strong feeling of that

  45. Revan
    15 օր առաջ

    Go get ‘em Justin! Great fight with Chandler!

  46. Crooked Clown
    Crooked Clown
    16 օր առաջ

    What? Justin Gaethje expects consecutive title shots after getting chocked out in his first? Dude, fight yourself back up. You're not ranked number #1. Dustin fought his way back up and he's more deserving than you.

  47. J L
    J L
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    white belt justin is going to have a hard time from here on out...

  48. Dee Noneya
    Dee Noneya
    16 օր առաջ

    He hasn’t fought because he scared to fight. Under his rank cause couple years ago he was about to get put out ufc he has to pick his fights carefully

  49. Libra66
    16 օր առաջ

    Gaetjhe vs conie mc stretcher then you can see again how fakes conie mc strecher is🙄

  50. raider of peace
    raider of peace
    16 օր առաջ

    So going by his logic if khabib had of stayed champ he would of deserved an immediate rematch? Lol his fight against khabib was one of the worst in history khabid even told him it was over before he took him down and subbed him 🤣

  51. Darin Cooper
    Darin Cooper
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    I love Gaetjhe and hope he wins.....But, the logical side of me thinks Chandler's striking skills are a bit more polished and definitely is better at grappling. I think this is not a good matchup for Gaetjhe. I think Chandler will be smart enough to stay out of the slugfest in this one. He will be looking to counter punch the way he did with Pitbull.

  52. Michael Blue
    Michael Blue
    17 օր առաջ

    Entitled vibe. Hope Chandler starches him.

  53. JC
    17 օր առաջ

    It's like he forgets he had the worst performance against khabib. That fight was never close to competitive.

  54. edwindmunoz
    17 օր առաջ

    My favorite social worker. Love to watch this man fight.

  55. Jojo Solo
    Jojo Solo
    17 օր առաջ

    Very thankful for Justin Gathje !! , Thank you for all the exciting fights 🙏🏼 Were pulling for you big dawg !!

  56. Patrick Watts
    Patrick Watts
    17 օր առաջ

    Brett Okamoto is one of the best interviewers in the MMA/Combat Sports realm. I like both Gaethje and Chandler but I said it before and I'll say it again if Oliveira could knock Chandler out than Gaethje is gonna make him leave on a stretcher

  57. Face SMASHER
    Face SMASHER
    17 օր առաջ

    Scott Baio reporting

  58. Tr4newreck
    17 օր առաջ

    Gaethje is straight up, love this guy

  59. The Lesser Key Of Solomon
    The Lesser Key Of Solomon
    18 օր առաջ

    "Signed a new contact?" LOL I'm pretty sure they meant Contract. 😂

  60. Nick Jonathan
    Nick Jonathan
    18 օր առաջ

    Sea level Justin

  61. manuel sanchez
    manuel sanchez
    18 օր առաջ

    This dude isn't allowed to talk to Ariel.. Smdh.. what a shame! I guess he has no say in the matter.

  62. NaL C.
    NaL C.
    18 օր առաջ

    I think Olivera KO gaetjhe 10 out of 10 times.

  63. Roddy Long Legs
    Roddy Long Legs
    18 օր առաջ

    Handsome & smiley doesn't cut it kid. Ask the real questions...

  64. RazyM
    19 օր առաջ

    what a baby lol, he's 5/3 in ufc and think he deserve back to back tittle shots, and if Charles Oliveira in a 9 win streak don't deserve to be champion who deserve lol ? get the W back and think about getting another shot

  65. Winston Knibbs
    Winston Knibbs
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    i always notice how down to earth Justin's assessments of situations and fights are! i'd love to see him in the commentary booth some day!

  66. ebz
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  67. Cody Blake
    Cody Blake
    19 օր առաջ

    So he now has Micheal Chandler in his contacts, or he just added someone new before the fight🤔🤔Either way how awesome is it to get a 21min interview because you updated your phone book!? Good on ya, Lad! Must be a special place to be you know what I mean😌

  68. Rivaash Saligram
    Rivaash Saligram
    19 օր առաջ

    Gaethje is salty

  69. M Ali
    M Ali
    19 օր առաջ

    Real talk by Justin. Love to see Justin v Paddy the baddy soon, lol

  70. Noah Harris
    Noah Harris
    20 օր առաջ

    So is Gaethje sayin he makes more the Connor as well as any other champion in the UFC, I find that off but good on him if it is

  71. Philip Dillier
    Philip Dillier
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    I really want gaethje to win, but I have a feeling he’s gonna be a little to cocky and get caught

  72. drew jenn
    drew jenn
    20 օր առաջ

    He signed a contact??

  73. Gunnar Holbrook
    Gunnar Holbrook
    20 օր առաջ

    I’m just here to count how many times he complains about chandler getting the title shot first

  74. Thomas Santino
    Thomas Santino
    20 օր առաջ

    If Gaethje will be in the HOF so should Tony

  75. Cody Last Name
    Cody Last Name
    20 օր առաջ

    Holloway vs Gaethje would be real interesting. Either Gaethje's power advantage would overwhelm Holloway like Poirier's did, or Holloway's speed/pressure would overwhelm Gaethje like it does pretty much everyone.

  76. Thomas Santino
    Thomas Santino
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    Khabob has a big streak full of cans, why is Justin so hard on Oliveira

  77. Josh Gordon-Katz
    Josh Gordon-Katz
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  78. sean919191
    20 օր առաջ

    Justin is starting to sound like Ferguson... got me worried.

  79. bailey turner
    bailey turner
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    michael chandler sleeps him

  80. sule maan
    sule maan
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    Justin gaethje signed a 100million dollar 10 fight contract

  81. Kota Lz
    Kota Lz
    20 օր առաջ

    Imagine being Trevor all 3 of your fighters on the main card 2 title defenses,1 contender & Having 3 of the best exciting fighters(Usman 2.0) can’t wait for this card bruh Trevor the 🐐

  82. Kota Lz
    Kota Lz
    20 օր առաջ

    Poirier Vs Gaethje Rematch for the title is a dream rematch especially for the title.

    1. Jaime Blanco
      Jaime Blanco
      16 օր առաջ

      I think Oliveira will submit Poirier.

    2. pablosanchez46
      18 օր առաջ

      The rematch for the title is a good rematch for the title

  83. Kota Lz
    Kota Lz
    20 օր առաջ

    Justin going to that primal place kill or be killed is prob crazy to be around in the gym being a savage lol

  84. lxslgd7777
    20 օր առաջ

    Didn’t he get a title shot off of beating tony as well? Why hate on a mans come up

  85. Dustin LeMasters
    Dustin LeMasters
    20 օր առաջ

    Gaethje realist dude in the UFC

  86. Troy Miller
    Troy Miller
    20 օր առաջ

    If anyone thinks they can predict how this will go, they are bluffing.

  87. LuketheNuke
    21 օր առաջ

    what type of contact? full body, two hand-touch. please elaborate.

  88. Kurtis boyd
    Kurtis boyd
    21 օր առաջ

    Mean gaejthe is dope

  89. it's me lucas
    it's me lucas
    21 օր առաջ

    Justin Gaethje is my favourite fighter and I can't wait for this fight I hope to see him win the title soon

  90. SevyGod
    21 օր առաջ

    The imperfect kenneth symptomatically march because feedback frequently interfere near a aboard horse. defiant, defective hail

  91. Chris Carreon
    Chris Carreon
    21 օր առաջ

    Justin has the better coach against Michael. 🦶👊

  92. David Trotter
    David Trotter
    21 օր առաջ

    Wow…he is pissed! Good luck fighting this dude! I would put a futures bet on him to be champ in the end.

    1. David Trotter
      David Trotter
      21 օր առաջ

      @Chris Carreon Sweet! Strong opinion. I have always underestimated DP. I will admit. My style, I would rather fight him than JG. What a fight though!

    2. Chris Carreon
      Chris Carreon
      21 օր առաջ

      Dustin beats him again bro

  93. Raging Kid
    Raging Kid
    21 օր առաջ

    Is it just me or are Justin’s eyebrows look different now?

  94. Hussleman1
    21 օր առաջ

    "Signed a new contact" ESPN need to fired the guy writing the titles

  95. Tomas Grohman
    Tomas Grohman
    21 օր առաջ

    New "contact" ? Come on ESPN get your spelling right. This is not the first time lol

  96. Lokoo Montana
    Lokoo Montana
    21 օր առաջ

    Knee to face

  97. Lokoo Montana
    Lokoo Montana
    21 օր առաջ

    Sell everything bet on Justin

  98. lilruse
    21 օր առաջ

    “Garth” preformed embarrassingly terrible against Khabob, he should’ve taken a fight against beneil or someone. This guy is becoming a whiner fr.

  99. lilruse
    21 օր առաջ

    Punk move taking a shot at Charles, who went on a tear to get to the belt. Just like Chandler, Justin was pushed right to the top from his start in the UFC. Meanwhile Charles fought in the UFC like 20+ times before getting his shot, and went on a way bigger streak than Justin ever did.

    1. Willis Fritz
      Willis Fritz
      21 օր առաջ

      Gaethje fought a murderers row to the top Chandler fought one guy hardly the same

  100. woodk1d
    21 օր առաջ

    this fight is going to be brutal.