Islam Makhachev: “I have a new target and it's.."

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Islam Makhachev: “I have a new target and it's.."

Islam Makhachev has already set himself a new goal: Alexander Volkanovski. His goal is to get in the ring with him and do something big. “I have a new target,” Makhachev said as qzoted by “I have to be No.

1 pound-for-pound champion. That’s why I have to go to Australia and beat this guy”. Makhachev is confident in himself. “I have a big team,” he said. “It doesn’t matter, it’s good for us.

We can travel to Australia, it’s a good country. We can make some camp there, training there. “Before they announced the fight with Charles, Khabib told me many times if they’re going to give us a title fight in Brazil, we’re going to go to Brazil [one month before that fight.] I messaged him when we were talking about this and he said to Dana, ‘Let’s go to Brazil.’ Some people don’t believe, but we can show people the message, what Khabib said to Dana”.

His goal is to defend the title many times. “I don’t think about retirement right now,” Makhachev said. “I have to be No. 1 pound-for-pound champion. After that moment, we’ll see. We’re going to think about this, but right now I have to defend this belt many times”.

“I have to defend this belt in my division, then we’ll see,” Makhachev said. “For my legacy, it’s a good idea to move to the other weight division”.


Makhachev could not hide his happiness after the victory: “I trained so hard for this moment,” Makhachev said afterwards.

“I want to say thank you. I always think this is not going to be an easy fight. He always pushes opponents but I know he’s going to be scared of my wrestling skills. I said this is my goal and Allah give me. “My belt for my coach for Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

He said training hard and you’re going to be champion. [Khabib’s] father made me”. Chares Oliveira also had something to say after the defeat: “Sometimes you’re here and it’s not your day,” Oliveira said after his first loss in 12 fights.

“Hey Dana [White], hey Hunter [Campbell], I’ve never denied a fight. I’ve always been there for you. Give me a fight, I need a chance to be the next guy”. “He is the pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter today,” Nurmagomedov said talking about Makhachev.

“Now our plan, fly all the way to Australia to fight with pound-for-pound king [Alexander] Volkanovski”.