While speaking to MMA Junkie Radio, UFC Lightweight James Vick had some words for Justin Gaethje ahead of their bout at UFC Fight Night 135 on August 25th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. According to Vick, Gaethje is a human punching bag and he’s going to get his ass whooped.
“He’s a frickin’ human punching bag who’s padded his record against B-level competition outside of this organization, and then he comes into the UFC and gets his ass whooped. He’s not a No. 7-ranked fighter.”
Vick would then explain that while he has a lot heart, he doesn’t have world-class skills.
“I’ll give him credit. He’s a warrior. I understand why he’s a fan favorite. He puts on a show for the fans. He’s an exciting fighter. I like watching him fight. He has world-class heart. He’ll dig down deep, and he’ll fight. But he doesn’t have world-class skills. He doesn’t have world-class talent, and he’s a B-level fighter. The dude shouldn’t even be in the top 10.”
“This fight ain’t going 25 minutes, guys, He’s just going to come in and take his beating. This fight probably isn’t going to last two rounds.”