Justin Gaethje gave a forecast for a lightweight title fight between Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira. Gaethje favors his former opponent Poirier to breeze past Oliveira in a potential title fight.
Poirier, coming off a pair of huge wins over Conor McGregor, is likely to challenge Oliveira in his next outing. ‘Do Bronx’ won the lightweight championship in May earlier this year by defeating Michael Chandler at UFC 262.
During his appearance on the UFC 265 weigh-in show, Gaethje was asked who he thinks will come out on top between Oliveira and Poirier. ‘The Highlight’ said he believes Poirier will make the Brazilian “quit.”
“I think Dustin Poirier is better than Charles Oliveira. I think Charles Oliveira still has some quit deep down in him. Not even deep, it’s pretty shallow. Michael Chandler showed it. Dustin Poirier will make him quit probably from being more hungry and putting more pressure. I want Charles Oliveira to show me he’s not a quitter because nothing has shown me that,” Justin Gaethje said.