UNC grad Justin Gaethje dominating UFC

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Given the depressing state of our football team, I thought I should note that it was not all bad yesterday:

UNC alum Justin Gaethje TKO'd Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the UFC main event last night. Gaethje was an All-American wrestler at UNC. He likely gets a title shot soon.

https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/276 ... title-shot
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That's really cool, thanks for posting that. Looking at his wiki page and he seems like a great guy including: "Gaethje holds a bachelor's degree in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. He has stated his intention to do social work with at-risk youth in the future."
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Yep, he reps UNC well. Well done Gaethje!
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UNC alum Justin Gaethje will be fighting Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 for the interim lightweight title.

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I am not really a fighting/UFC guy but I may need to get into it since it's the only game in town (especially since we have a guy to root for).
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LOL, turns out that Dana White doesn't own the world yet.
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Looks like the Gaethje vs Ferguson bout will still happen. May 9th is the new date.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/04/ ... hts-on-tap

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UFC 249 is tomorrow night!

Both fighters made weight.

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He was sporting his UNC gear the other day on ESPN. Love it! Let's go Gaethje!
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What a hell of a win. He dominated all 5 rounds against an absolute legend of the sport. Just awesome! Great job Gaethje!
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That's so cool. Well done!
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Gaethje is now the interim lightweight champ!

Next up is Khabib Nurmagomedov in a unification bout this summer, USA versus Russia, Rocky versus Drago.

The time off will allow Gaethje to heal the finger he injured on Ferguson's face.

Khabib is 28-0, #2 in the pound-for-pound rankings of all UFC fighters.
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Gaethje v Palomino:

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I love how often he wears UNC Bears stuff. It's like half his training gear is from his wrestling days. Really cool.

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Another spectacular fight with Gaethje at UFC 268. I was tempted to go but the worst seats in the house would have cost $350 (then there is the travel up and back) and I just could not justify it. Just a great fight night all around and I was thrilled that all 3 of Trevor's fighters walked away victorious.
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Brian wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:56 pm Another spectacular fight with Gaethje at UFC 268. I was tempted to go but the worst seats in the house would have cost $350 (then there is the travel up and back) and I just could not justify it. Just a great fight night all around and I was thrilled that all 3 of Trevor's fighters walked away victorious.
Awesome fight. Gaethje should get a title fight now.

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Agree, it was criminal that they didn't set him up against Dustin for a title fight but Dustin and Dana were too interested in the Connor paycheck. Sounds like a title fight for him is going to be a no brainer.
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