Khabib destroys his opponents as brutal pictures of battered past opponents, including McGregor, are warning for Gaethje
JUSTIN GAETHJE insists he is going to see Khabib Nurmagomedov's blood when they fight this weekend.
But judging by these images of Khabib's previous opponents, it might not only be the Russian's claret on the canvas.
Khabib puts his lightweight title on the line when he faces Gaethje on Fight Island.
The Russian has ploughed through every fighter in his path since his pro debut in 2008.
With a record of 28-0 – 12 of which have been in UFC – it will take something special to beat the 32-year-old.
Khabib has escaped relatively unscathed from his past five bouts.
But it's a different story for his opponents.
The last time he stepped into the ring was when he beat Dustin Poirier with a rear naked choke.
Poirier was left with several nasty cuts around his right eye – which he covered with plasters for his post-fight press conference.
Prior to that, he left an exhausted Conor McGregor in a heap on the floor after a brutal fourth-round submission.
He beat Al laquinta by unanimous decision in Brooklyn at UFC 223.
When asked what makes Khabib so dangerous, Iaquinta said: "I've felt guys use that are as strong as him, use their weight.
"But at 155, I think he's probably the strongest guy."
Before that, he left Edson Barboza battered and bruised as he struggled to deal with Khabib's famous grappling ability.
Khabib has already outlined seven ways he will defeat Gaethje.
And he's set his sights on fighting Georges St-Pierre after as it was his late father's dream fight.
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