Rafael Fiziev Sends Gruesome Warning To Justin Gaethje, Wants To 'Eat His Heart' At UFC 286
UFC Lightweight Rafael Fiziev fires warning to Justin Gaethje ahead of UFC 286
Blockasset athlete and UFC lightweight Rafael Fiziev has graphic intentions for Justin Gaethje when they go head to head at UFC 286 in London this weekend.
On Saturday, the leading MMA organisation will host its first UK pay-per-view event since 2016, with the headliner expected to be a major draw.
The focus of fight week is understandably on the highly-anticipated trilogy fight between the current UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards and former champion Kamaru Usman, who will face off inside The O2 arena. However, the co-main event is also generating considerable interest and excitement.
Lightweight contender and Blockasset favourite Rafael Fiziev will look to break into the top five and title contention at the expense of former interim champ Justin Gaethje.
Although no championship title is at stake, the co-main event of UFC 286 is anticipated to provide the most excitement and violence on the night, with both fighters being known for their striking abilities and scary knockout power.
Despite Gaethje's credentials, "Ataman" is expecting to make it a rough night for "The Highlight."
Gaethje has established himself as a fierce fighter throughout his professional career, known for his aggressive brawling style. This plays right into the hands of Fiziev, who relishes the prospect of seeing blood spilled in the Octagon.
"I'm ready like never (before)," Fiziev said. "Fans make this business, and I agree with fans: this is fireworks. Like his nickname, 'Highlight.' This win, I mean, look, he's a former interim champion, he's fought with legends a lot, he's had a big career, he's a very famous guy.
"I can't wait to go in and see him in the cage. Just together, smell blood, smell his heart. Yeah, and eat his heart after," Fiziev added.
The lightweight division is highly competitive, featuring top fighters such as Beneil Dariush and Fiziev's upcoming opponent, former champion Charles Oliveira. Fiziev recognizes the importance of making an impact in his upcoming fight on Saturday, with the intention of making a statement.
If he can replicate his impressive performances against Brad Riddell and Rafael dos Anjos in his previous fights, Fiziev will undoubtedly enter the discussion for the title in a convincing manner.