Like KhabibNurmagomedov sooner than him, IslamMakhachev has made his title throughout the UFC by his wrestlingand grappling.
The simply these days topped lighweight champion must differ thatnotion in his showdown with reigning featherweight king
Alexander Volkanovski throughout the UFC 284 main event.
“Really, I have to knock him out, on account of everybody says [that] Islam a grappler or wrestler, nonetheless I have to current people myplacing,” Makhachev instructedESPN Deportes. “He’s a short man, and I really take into account I canknock him out.”
Conversely, Volkanovski, who’s throughout the midst of a 22-fight profitablestreak, is assured than he matches up successfully alongside along with his opponent inthe wrestling division. In response to Makhachev, the scaledifferential will seemingly be a rude awakening for the Metropolis Kickboxingconsultant.
“This isn’t his house,” Makhachev talked about. “I’m from completely different division.This isn’t the an identical vitality. It’s not the an identical, and he’s going toperceive this, nonetheless he wants to try on account of he’s not shedding. If heloses, what’s he going to lose? Merely belt with him, nonetheless he needsto try to bounce and make some good money, make some pay-per-viewcash, nonetheless this isn’t his house.”
One enormous storyline heading into UFC 284 is Nurmagomedov’s currentchoice to step away from his operate as coach to dedicate further time tohousehold. Makhachev says that whereas the ex-champ isn’t spherical as a lotwithin the health heart, he nonetheless presents enter for the game plan.
“We miss him throughout the health heart on a regular basis,” Makhachev talked about. “He’s not spendinga number of time throughout the health heart on account of he travels a lot with enterprise andhousehold. He nonetheless calls me and presents me good suggestion. We make theplan collectively. Now he merely stays alongside along with his family.”
If he’s victorious in Perth on Saturday night time time, Makhachev hasdesigns on going by way of a contender from the lightweight divisionsubsequent.
“Really I have to battle [Beneil] Dariush. I hope he wins his subsequentstruggle. Because of he has a wonderful win streak. It’s gonna be a giantmatch,” he talked about.
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