By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 16:16 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 16:16 GMT, 26 March 2020
Justin Gaethje has thrown down the gauntlet to UFC lightweight rival Conor McGregor, as The Highlight looks to earn his status as the No 1 contender to the division's throne.
A fight between the American and the Notorious has long been mooted, with the Irishman revealing that Gaethje is on his hit-list as he looks to reclaim the lightweight belt he was stripped of.
However, McGregor's 40-second destruction of Donald Cerrone has thrown a match-up with Gaethje into jeopardy, with UFC president Dana White seemingly keen to pair McGregor and arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov once more.
Justin Gaethje has thrown down the gauntlet for a lightweight clash with Conor McGregor
The American is looking to cement his