Russian mixed style (MMA) fighter Islam Makhachev in an interview Youtube– The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) channel explained the requirements for the next opponent.
“I want to fight against a real competitor! I need someone whose fight the whole world wants to see,” said the athlete.
He emphasized that he would not fight for money and expressed his desire to get a challenger who deserves to fight him.
On October 21, Makhachev defended his UFC lightweight title for the second time at a tournament in Abu Dhabi. The Russian athlete beat Australian Alexander Volkanovski in the first round.
The 31-year-old Russian fought a total of 26 fights in his career, in which he won 25 times and lost only once. The 35-year-old Volkanovski has 26 wins and 3 losses.