Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks no a single will defeat his pupil, Islam Makhachev.
Makhachev is the most important instruction spouse of Nurmagomedov and numerous get in touch with him his protégé. Given that “The Eagle” retired, he also passed alongside the torch to Makhachev who several within AKA believe is destined to be a upcoming champion. Whilst he is nonetheless ranked outside the top rated-10, Nurmagomedov thinks his fellow Dagestani native will be the winner by the stop of 2021.
“Now, all people talks about Dustin, Conor, Chandler, Justin, Oliveira,” Nurmagomedov informed ESPN about Makhachev.”But by the conclusion of the year, it’s gonna be altered. I really do not imagine any one can defeat [Makhachev] suitable now. He will operate [the division].”
Islam Makhachev is currently 18-1 as a professional. He’s established to return to the Octagon on the principal card of UFC 259 from Drew Dober. It’s a incredibly intriguing matchup for the Russian and if he wins, it is possible he will get a major-10 opponent subsequent time out. He could also be only a number of wins absent from adhering to Nurmagomedov’s path of getting to be the UFC light-weight champion.
Daniel Cormier thinks Makhachev took a sluggish path to the lightweight ranks for the reason that Khabib Nurmagomedov was the champion. But, now that The Eagle has retired, Cormier expects Makhachev to make a quick run up the light-weight ranks.
“You understood as prolonged as Khabib was the winner, Islam was heading to acquire a slower solution to moving up the rankings,” Cormier claimed. “But now, Khabib and I talked about it, everybody thinks that Islam can be the male. Now, with Khabib [retired], I believe now [Islam] begins to make his ascent.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov also believes that to be correct as he thinks this is no Islam Makhachev’s period in the UFC.
“I really believe that his era is on the way,” Nurmagomedov claimed.
Do you concur with Khabib Nurmagomedov that Islam Makhachev will run the lightweight division?
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