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Khabib Nurmagomedov is lobbying for his teammate Islam Makhachev to problem for the UFC light-weight title subsequent. That will imply a matchup between Makhachev and former 155-pound champion Charles Oliveira, who noticed his title vacated after lacking weight for a protection towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 274. A battle that Oliveira ending up profitable with a first-round submission.
It’s unknown presently if that’s the battle that UFC can be making for the vacant title, nevertheless it makes probably the most sense. Khabib and crew are assured of their probabilities of Makhachev’s grappling being an excessive amount of for Oliveira. Nurmagomedov believes a lot in Islam’s floor recreation that he’s prepared to have the battle happen in Brazil so Makhachev can beat Oliveira in his personal self-discipline.
“This isn’t Islam or Khabib’s group, that is UFC [and] they’ve house owners. They make these selections,” Nurmagomedov advised Ag. Fight. “Okay, if they are saying Brazil, we’ll love this. Come to Brazil, battle with Brazilian champion and end him with Brazilian jiu-jitsu fashion. I like this. What you concentrate on this? It’s gonna be laborious?
“I actually consider Islam can end him on the bottom. I actually consider this. Now you guys gonna decide me as a result of Islam, however who cares? Who cares? If they are saying Brazil, OK, let’s go Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo.”
Khabib remembered the primary and solely time he fought in Brazil and the way the followers turned as soon as he received in dramatic vogue. He believes the identical can occur to Makhachev.
“I battle one time in Sao Paulo, Thiago Tavares,” Nurmagomedov stated. “It was very quick battle, one and a half minute, increase. Earlier than battle all people stated I used to be gonna die. After battle, all people take image with me. It’s gonna be identical factor with Islam and Charles Oliveira.”
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