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‘Two belts, two shoulders’

With one successful title defense down, UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is now looking at possible career options for his future. In his recent sitdown with “Big John” McCarthy and UFC vet Josh Thomson for the Weighing In podcast, the 31-year-old Russian concurred with the idea of possibly moving up to welterweight. “Hundred percent,” he

‘Two belts, two shoulders’

With one profitable title protection down, UFC light-weight champion Islam Makhachev is now taking a look at attainable profession choices for his future. In his current sitdown with “Massive John” McCarthy and UFC vet Josh Thomson for the Weighing In podcast, the 31-year-old Russian concurred with the thought of presumably transferring as much as welterweight.

“Hundred %,” he stated when requested in regards to the thought of transferring up in weight. “Sooner or later, I need to battle for different belt, and I do know I’m not gonna be, like, so small. Perhaps little bit as a result of I’m massive, too. I do know I can take second belt.

“That is my dream. Two belts, two shoulders.”

Makhachev defended the title by way of unanimous choice over featherweight champion and former pound-for-pound king Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284. And due to the debated consequence, the 2 have agreed to a potential rematch in Abu Dhabi.

UFC president Dana White, nevertheless, shut down the speedy rematch risk, stating Volkanovski will first should take care of interim champion Yair Rodriguez. The stated battle is targeted to take place at UFC 290 in July, possible for Worldwide Battle Week in Las Vegas.

As for Makhachev, he possible faces the winner of UFC 288’s co-headliner between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush in Could.


Concerning the creator: Milan Ordoñez has been overlaying fight sports activities since 2012 and has been a part of the Bloody Elbow workers since 2016. He’s additionally competed in novice combined martial arts and submission grappling tournaments. (full bio)

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