Islam Makhachev’s impressive win over Bobby Green cemented him as a legitimate contender for the title. In the post-fight interview, Islam Makhachev stressed that Khabib Nurmagomedov had spoken to the organization’s president, Dana White, where he confirmed that Islam’s next fight would be a title fight against the winner of the Oliveira-Gaethje bout.
Alexander Volkanovski runs through the entire featherweight division. His next potential opponents are those he has defeated in the past. He recently defeated Korean zombieat the UFC273. Post that he spoke about his future ventures. The featherweight champion wants to move up to lightweight and challenge lightweight champion Charles Oliveira for champion champion status.
“I want to be active. I’ll rise, I’ll take my chances because I’m not stopping anyone and I’m carrying my share. So if people don’t want to do their part, let’s have fun, let’s have these money fights, let’s have this double champion statussaid Alex.
“The LW title fight is mine” – Islam Makhachev warns Alexander Volkanovski against moving up to 155lbs division
Upon hearing of this, Islam Makhachev took to Twitter, where he vehemently warned the featherweight champion that he was the rightful deserver of the lightweight title shot and marked his territory by clearly declaring that he deserves the next title shot.
In the tweet he specifically mentioned, “Hold your horses cowboy, you’ve got a department full of young sharks, more than enough to keep you busy. The LW title fight is mine.”
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It’s clear to conclude that Islam Makhachev is not a fan of the idea of Volkanovski getting a lightweight title shot. Instead, he suggests that the champion has enough competitors in their prime that he should give in to rather than plan to rise. It’s unclear who’s lined up next for the easy shot as there’s no fight booked for it yet. However, it is clear that Islam Makhachev would not be happy if Volkanovski had a shot at the title.
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https://firstsportz.com/ufc-islam-makhachev-warns-alexander-volkanovski/ “They have a division full of young sharks” – Islam Makhachev advises Alexander Volkanovski to keep fighting the featherweight contenders