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Justin Gaethje throws down the gauntlet to Conor McGregor as American eyes up a UFC lightweight showdown to face winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson Justin Gaethje has thrown down the gauntlet to face UFC star Conor McGregor  The American is looking to cement his spot as the No 1 contender at lightweight McGregor's next opponent is unknown following his win over Donald Cerrone  Gaethje feels the winner should face either Khabib or Tony Ferguson next 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 16:16 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 16:16 GMT, 26 March 2020

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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

Justin Gaethje has thrown down the gauntlet for a lightweight clash with Conor McGregor

The American is looking to cement his spot as the lightweight division's number one contender

The American is looking to cement his

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