The match between Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier will attract a lot of attention. Both UFC fighters have big ambitions for this match, especially Gaethje, who wants to take revenge for the defeat in 2018. Henry Cejudo is one of the UFC fighters who gave his opinion about this fight.
Cejudo emphasized that Gaethje must improve his defense if he wants to celebrate against Poirier. “I think the kicking game is where it’s at,” Cejudo said on his YouTube channel, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com “But the key to that kicking game for Justin Gaethje, the second key, is his defense.
He’s gonna have to figure something out rather than him just bringing his hands up and staying in this pocket."
It is expected that Gaethje will have a very difficult task ahead of him in this match, but Cejudo had a message for him with regards to what style he must use to enter this match.
“If you’re gonna do that, create a little more space. Continue kicking and defensively protect yourself. You’re gonna have to find this defense where you’re able to defend him while you’re kicking, or if he is punching at you, you can’t just block”.
Cejudo emphasized the fact that Gaethje has improved significantly in every aspect within the past few years. This is going to be an interesting challenge for him that will confirm a number of things for him. “No. 3 is: Control that violence,” Cejudo added.
“Justin’s gotten good in all areas, and particularly now he’s using more of his wrestling. He’s gotten better defensively, his striking has actually gotten better too. He’s been able to level change a lot with his striking.
If he’s able to control some of that violence – when I say violence, I mean some of that power. If he’s able to control some of that power for five rounds, I think he’ll be good”.
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