Justin Ray Gaethje is a professional MMA player from the US who competes in the UFC as a Lightweight Fighter. Read the full article to know his net worth, wife, salary, and height.
At the peak of his career, Gaethje was the Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. He currently is placed at second position in the Lightweight division of the UFC. Justin’s birthplace is Stafford, Arizona. At the young age of four years, he started wrestling and developed a passion for the sport. He went to Stafford High School where he practiced wrestling there and was a couple of times State Champion.
At the University of Northern Colorado, he won the NCAA Division 1 All-American title. The US fighter started his amateur career early when he was a collegiate and stepped into professional wrestling in 2011.
After two years he participated in the World Series of Fighting and won the title of Lightweight Champion in the league. He was able to defend his title five times after finally leaving the World Series of Fighting and signing a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2017.
Generally, martial arts players from the field of wrestling opt for takedowns and have a defensive fighting style in the UFC. On the contrary, Justin Gaethje is very aggressive in the ring and almost all of his wins have come via knockouts or technical knockouts.
“The Highlight” has received the Performance of the Night award four times and the Fight of the Night a staggering six times. He has a very active and stand-up fighting nature. In 2018, when he was asked about why his style is different than others he said,
“I’ve been wrestling my whole life. I should’ve and could’ve taken him down a couple of times, especially when I had him rocked just to steal a round or two. For some reason, my mind will not let me do it. I think I sold myself so hard on the fact that this is not wrestling. It gets you tired. If I’m going to get tired, I’d rather it be from fighting and not from wrestling. That’s the reason why I never wanted to wrestle. But I did so much cardio this camp that it would not have been a problem for me to turn it into a wrestling match, but I just can’t do it, it would not be fun for me.”
Justin Gaethje’s Details
|Full Name||Justin Ray Gaethje|
|Born||November 14, 1988|
|Height||5ft 11 inches|
|Birthplace||Stafford, Arizona, US.|
|Father name||John Ray Gaethje|
Justin Gaethje is 33 years old. He has a combo of youth and experience and has a long career left in martial arts.
Justin Gaethje’s Net worth and Salary
The Arizona native has an estimated net worth of $4million and a salary of about $480000.
The 33-year-old fighter is often called “The Highlight” by fans and family.
Having a decent height of 180 cm, Gaethje is not a very tall guy but he still manages to beat taller opponents.
Recent News about Justin Gaethje
Justin Gaethje recently won UFC 268 final with Micheal Chandler and once again proved his abilities as a fighter.