That said, Gaethje can’t wait for his opportunity to face Oliveira as he seeks to become UFC champion for the first time in his career.
“He just won a championship. I should build it up,” Gaethje said. “At the end of the day, it’s me trying to knock him out versus him trying to get it to the ground. That’s who we are. That’s who he’s been. That’s who I am.
“Whether it’s in Brazil, in America, preferably not Abu Dhabi. I’m all in. So I can’t wait.”
“I saw a competitor tonight,” Gaethje said when addressing Oliveira. “I saw a dog and I can’t wait to break his face. He gets hit a lot.
“He better pray and hope for the next however many days until our fight that he takes me down, gets his choke. Because if not, we see what happens.”