Dustin Poirier believes Justin Gaethje can give Khabib Nurmagomedov some problems in the UFC lightweight championship bout after fighting both of them.
According to Damon Martin of MMA Fighting, Poirier thinks Gaethje keeping his back off the fence will be extremely important against Nurmagomedov.
“I do think that if Gaethje can keep the fight in the middle of the octagon, he can give Khabib some trouble,” Poirier said. “I think it’s going to be hard to get him down in the open space. Definitely hard to hold him down in the open space.
“But will Justin be able to keep his back off the fence and land those shots and make Khabib work for takedowns in the open? That’s the big question.”