UFC lightweight champion, Justin Gaitji, named a combination of factors that will be the key to his victory over the current UFC title holder, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“This is the biggest fight of my life – by far. There is no doubt about it,” the American fighter said during a virtual press conference. “I will not allow external factors to affect my attitude and my preparation. I am confident in myself, and this confidence is growing every day. This has been going on for eight weeks, and we still have three and a half weeks ahead of us. I will be ready to fight like never before».
“My confidence is probably the biggest factor, which, combined with my power and coaching skills, is a dangerous combination. Another factor is hard work, skills, and a bit of luck in the game. Any of us can go to bed. He’s a fool if he thinks that I am not able to send him to sleep. This makes me the most dangerous of all his rivals. He hasn’t met someone like me yet.”
The lightweight unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaitji will take place on October 24 at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
The UFC 253 was another financial success of the UFC
The numbered UFC 253 tournament, held on September 26 in Abu Dhabi, was a successful start for the largest MMA promotion that returned to Fight Island.
Resource Yahoo Sports, citing informed sources, reports that the event, the main events of which were the title confrontations in the middle and light heavyweight, sold 700 thousand paid broadcasts, and this is only in the United States, excluding purchases around the world.
Recall that in the main event of the tournament, Israel Adesanya successfully defended the UFC Middleweight title, knocking out Paulo Costa in the second round, and in the co-main event, Jan Blachowicz dealt with Dominic Reyes and won the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship belt.
Having sold 700 thousand paid broadcasts, UFC 253 became one of the most successful events of the current year, equaling the sales of PPV with the UFC 249: Ferguson – Gaitji tournament.
The best sales in 2020 were shown by two events – UFC 251: Usman – Masvidal (1.3 million PPV) and UFC 246: McGregor – Cerrone (1 million PPV). At the same time, the UFC 252: Miocic – Cormier 3 tournament managed to sell only 500 thousand paid broadcasts.
The next numbered event, UFC 254, has all the chances to update the current year’s record, which will headline the lightweight unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Geitzhi on October 24.