This saturday night Khabib Nurmagomedov I could be very happy, if at all Islam Makhachev win. The Dagestani will have one of his pupils in the cage, whom he has been proposing as the new Lightweight champion for some time. According to the former leader of the division, this will be the most prominent name for the next few years. But, in front will be Thiago Moses, another great fighter.
“RDA is good for me afterwards, but this guy always ran. Now he says, ‘I want to fight Conor or Khabib, and last week, Conor slapped him at the weigh-in and he did nothing. This guy always ran. This boy is old. Yes, I understand. He wants to earn money, but I want to help him retire ”, he began by saying Makhachev, in what was the media day prior to Saturday’s event.
What’s more, Islam He also expressed the following about his next rival: “He has good skills. It is good everywhere. Because my last opponent had a very good punching game and everyone knows about his wrestling, his grappling, but this guy has good shots, good grip. There is no doubt that Thiago Moses he has all the weapons to intimidate him, but he is not afraid of anything.
I have to finish him off, but you know, five rounds, these are my first five rounds. If I go with all the rounds, maybe it’s good for me too, because it’s a great experience. I never fight five rounds. You know, Daan Hooker posted something today, ‘If Islam wins this fight and calls me, I like it’, but who is Dan Hooker you know? I need someone to take me to ask for the belt, but I don’t think Hooker is a big step for me, “he concluded. Islam Makhachev.
Weeks ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov He stated: “Now, everyone is talking about Dustin (Poirier), Conor (McGregor), (Michael) Chandler, Justin (Gaethje), (Charles) Oliveira. But by the end of the year, it will be changed. I don’t think anyone can beat Makhachev at this time. He will lead the division, I have no doubts about that. He is the most complete fighter out there at the moment and he will surely take over the belt.
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