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Justin Gaethje congratulates “his man” Drew Dober after exceptional win over “faker” Alexander Hernandez

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Drew Dober got the better of Alexander Hernandez and impressed Justin Gaethje

New UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje had some great words for Drew Dober.

Dober was in action at UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Teixeira and faced Alexander Hernandez. The 31-year-old was able to get the better of Hernandez in the second round and won via a TKO.

Drew Dober got the win over Alexander Hernandez

Drew Dober (L) fights Alexander Hernandez (R) in their Lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

This was an impressive performance from the Lightweight star as he moved to 23-9 in his MMA career.

However, there was a big reaction from Gaethje too. The American had some great words for Dober and not so much for Hernandez.

Gaethje tweeted: “@DrewDober my man. What a beautiful performance. Exposed the kid for for the faker he was #UFCJAX”

This goes back a while when Hernandez was facing Beneil Dariush. Hernandez seemed to fake a glove touch and then attacked Darlush shortly after.

However, Hernandez explained later that he was trying to gauge distance to his rival, and it wasn’t meant to be a glove touch.

Justin Gaethje celebrates winning the UFC interim Lightweight title at 249

Justin Gaethje celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

That response split UFC fans across the world and it seems Gaethje still isn’t impressed by Hernandez.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Hernandez though, as he was on a charge and this loss might affect his chances of getting a title shot in a stacked division.

Big match for the undisputed title

Gaethje might not have to worry about Dober or Hernandez for now, but he has bigger concerns. He has to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed Lightweight title, and that is a clash that everyone wants to see.

Justin Gaethje has Khabib Nurmagomedov in his sights

Justin Gaethje celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Gaethje was impressive against Tony Ferguson and dominated El Cucuy. However, Khabib will be a different task. The Russian is unbeaten in his MMA career and has lost just one round in his career so far too.

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