Shavkat Rakhmonov is ready for the title shot: “My goal is to win this belt”

Shavkat Rakhmonov explains why he is ready for the title fight.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Shavkat Rakhmonov is ready for the title shot: “My goal is to win this belt”
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The undefeated UFC welterweight contender Shavkat Rakhmonov seems to be on a never-ending winning streak; this weekend, he will face the well-experienced Stephen Thompson; the winner of this fight will move a few inches closer towards a title fight.

The welterweight division is filled with competition, and Rakhmonov has many more tests to pass. It will be fascinating to see if he can maintain the strong winning streak and fulfil his goal of getting a title shot. Rakhmonov claims to be ready for a title fight; his performance on Saturday night will be a true reflection of how accurate his statements are.

Shavkat Rakhmonov on getting a title shot

Recently on The MMA Hour, Shavkat Rakhmonov explained how he’s already prepared to fight for the belt. “No, I didn’t have this conversation or any promises, but all I want to say is that I’m already ready to fight for the title and the win over Stephen Thompson will be another reason to prove that I’m ready,” Rakhmonov said as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen after, I just want to focus on Stephen Thompson and we’ll find out what’s going to happen after. At first, I was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum and he pulled out because of injury and it was understandable, but then I started to hear that Stephen Thompson is willing to fight me and I was just glad that he wanted to fight me because it’s hard to get me a fight, Even though he’s on the other side, he’s 40 years old, I still believe he’s a high-level athlete and it’s not easy to get him out from the top five or top 10.

Rakhmonov on what he wants next: So I was just glad that someone accepted the fight with me. Only God knows, but I wish to fight for the title next year, My goal is to win this belt and to bring this belt back to Kazakhstan”.

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