Justin Gaethje Resting Up to Reassert Himself in New-Look Lightweight Division

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By Justin Barrasso Taking time away to recover from a freak bicycle accident, Gaethje knows he’s ‘two impressive wins’ away from a title shot upon his return to the octagon. Sitting cageside at UFC 281 last Saturday, Justin Gaethje watched Michael Chandler drip in blood and fight valiantly before submitting to Dustin Poirier. Only a year removed from his own iconic performance at Madison Square Garden, Gaethje can still hear the thunderous roar of the crowd as he defeated Chandler by unanimous decision, winning one of the most violent, explosive bouts in UFC history. “That was something specia…

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