Justin Gaethje’s Journey to the UFC
At 17 – 0, the undefeated newly signed Justin Gaethje makes his first appearance, July 7th. In the main event at UFC The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale. He will be stepping in against Michael Johnson, a fighter who made his name on the same show. But what do we know about Gaethje? Coming over from the World Series of Fighting where he was the reigning Lightweight Champion.
Having blown through everyone in his way during his time with the promotion. Making a move to the UFC and whole a new group of fighters to test himself against. It will be very interesting to see how a WSOF Champion stacks up against the elite roster of the Ultimate Fighting Championships.
The Origins Of Justin Gaethje
SB Nation – Origins, takes a look at where Justin Gaethje has come from. His beginnings in Safford Nevada, a tiny town secluded far away from any major city. We get to see inside the Gaethje family and hear from Justin’s siblings and parents. About what it was like growing up with their ultra-competitive little brother.
And he believes being in a family where you have a brother with who you can compete and get better! Has been the difference in his career as a professional fighter. Having played and been good at several sports, it was obvious since the beginning that Justin was going places.
Going on to be an All-American wrestler, it was obvious Justin would be going somewhere in his life. And with a spectacular career in amateur wrestling. It was obvious from right back when Gaethje was a young kid that he would be going places. And when the young All-American discovered the Ultimate fighting championships and MMA. And seeing some of it’s biggest stars were average guys, just like him. His eyes were opened to the sport and it’s potential and that was all she wrote!