No, Justin Gaethje isn’t retiring. And yes, he still wants to become champ.
Rumors began circulating on social media earlier this week that the former WSOF lightweight champion was considering retirement following his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254, but ‘The Highlight’ says ‘that’s straight BS’.
“SO APPARENTLY JUSTIN GAETHJE IS CONSIDERING RETIREMENT ACCORDING TO ONE OF HIS TRAINING PARTNERS. HE CAN’T GET A FIGHT AND THE RESULT OF HIS LAST FIGHT IS WEIGHING HEAVY ON HIM,” Twitter user ArtofWar posted after Gaethje’s teammate Ryan Charlebois hinted on Instagram that his training partner was thinking about retirement.