Islam Makhachev reveals his next wish: Justin Gaethje!

“To be honest, I’ve already said that I’m not that interested in rematches"

by Sead Dedovic
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Islam Makhachev reveals his next wish: Justin Gaethje!
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Islam Makhachev has a lot of options for the fight at this point. While several names are floating around in the media, it seems that Makhachev is not particularly interested in rematches. In an interview with the media, Islam emphasized that at this moment he wants to fight Justin Gaethje.

Makhachev believes that Gaethje deserves such a chance. “To be honest, I’ve already said that I’m not that interested in rematches,” Makhachev told reporters at an IBA Boxing event, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com!

“Because if you want to win someone in a good way, you have to add new names. There is Gaethje, who I would say deserved a fight. I think it would be more interesting to fight him”.


Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan

UFC fans are super hyped for this matchup, thinking it would be great!

But the big question is, what are the UFC bosses planning for Makhachev? They're trying to figure out the best move for him.? Islam talked about another option in sight. It is Arman Tsarukyan, a UFC fighter who has improved a lot.

Islam had words of praise for him after his knockout win vs Dariush. He believes that Tsarukyan has a change to fight against him, but still needs some time to improve. Makhachev anticipates a potential encounter in the Octagon if Tsarukyan secures a victory in his upcoming match.

“It was a good knockout, to be honest,” Makhachev said. “After that fight, I think he said loudly that he had won (the top contender fight). Well, he is approaching the title chance, I would say. “He already had the chance to knock me out.

But he didn’t succeed. He didn’t win a single round. Let him train more. He will grow up. If he will pass one more fight confidently, then the UFC leadership will give him this fight with me”.

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