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Justin Gaethje ‘definitely glad’ Luis Palomino didn’t win WSOF 25 eight-man tournament

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World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has forfeited more than a few brain cells over the past eight months, with both fights of his all-offense series against Luis Palomino slotting high on 2015’s list of ‘Fight of the Year’ candidates. Gaethje knocked out Palomino twice in those two fights, however there were dicey moments in each, which is exactly why Palomino was given the opportunity to earn a third crack with a win at WSOF 25’s eight-man, one-night tournament.

It was not meant to be though, as Palomino suffered another brutal finish at the hands of eventual tournament winner Brian Foster in the semifinals, and afterward Gaethje admitted he was happy to have a new challenge in front of him.

“I’m definitely glad it wasn’t Palomino,” Gaethje said. “Like I always say, that dude’s tough, Palomino. I felt bad, he deserves to be in the tournament, but (after) two rough fights like that, I don’t know how you could even think about putting yourself through something like this. I have so much respect to all these guys. I’m never going to blatantly disrespect any of these guys, but Foster came taking crap after he lost.

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