Business is commencing to select up in the Best Preventing Championship (UFC) Lightweight division with the announcement of many matchups together with Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush, a probable trilogy fight involving Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as well as the lately-announced title combat between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira.
A person male who wishes to get again into the swing of matters quicker, relatively than afterwards, in buy to keep his momentum going in a crowded body weight class is Islam Makhachev, the guy previous title holder, Khabib Nurmagomedov, predicted would be jogging the division in his absence.
Makhachev just lately identified as out Rafael dos Anjos to a scrap immediately after their initially two planned fights fell via, but it appears to be “RDA” will only acquire the fight if a few of his needs are met first. So if a fight from the Brazilian bomber does not arrive to gentle, Makhachev will transfer on.
“We know that Felder does not want to combat normally. He has other things likely on with the UFC and isn’t keen to combat any more,” Makhachev told reporters right after an Eagle Preventing Championship party (movie and translation from RT Sport).
“As far as Hooker, I saw that he not long ago arrived property. He was quarantined for a lengthy time so I never think he’ll want to come back again shortly. He’ll possibly want to rest just after acquiring knocked out, so I believe they’ll give me dos Anjos.”
If he cannot get dos Anjos, Makhachev claims a fight against previous title contender Justin Geathje interests, him as nicely.
“Yes, it is possible. Justin and I know every single other but it’s not like we’re buddies,” Makhachev mentioned. “It’s possible. He’s free of charge suitable now. Why not? I’d like to combat him.”
Equally men share the same management staff, but that won’t prevent Makhachev from making an attempt to smash “The Highlight” in purchase to get to his UFC championship desires. Gaethje not long ago discovered that he was passed above for a large fight in opposition to Oliveira in favor of booking Chandler from “Do Bronx” for the vacant strap.
Potentially if Gaethje can choose out the pink sizzling Makhachev, it could be what gets him back to the huge dance faster, rather than later.
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