Islam Makhachev tired of all that talk and want to fight Justin Gaethje before he becomes the next title contender.
Islam Makhachev and Justin Gaethje went back and forth to prove which of them is more suitable to be the next title contender in lightweight. Islam is on a nine-game winning streak and is looking for a title. The boxer has headed his first event and is fighting a top 10 competitor in 2021.
Gaethje on the other hand an amazing victory over Michael Chandler at UFC 268 in Madison Square Garden. The fighter was challenged for the lightweight title in 2020 against Khabib Nurmagomedov who is also verifying for Islam as the next candidate.
After a lot of debate online, Islam personally called ‘The Highlight’ for a fight to remove the title. The winner will compete for the title. Islam wrote, “So we will go to war,” on his Twitter post a photo of himself and Gaethje. Both Justin and Islam have the same manager Ali Abdelaziz This makes things interesting. Islam has also called on UFC President Dana White at UFC 267 to claim a title.
Justin Gaethje asks Islam Makhachev to fight a top 5 fighter
Although Islam has set an impressive record, Dagestani has not played against anyone from the top five rankings. Justin on a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast pointed this out. Beneil Dariush, another first-place boxer in lightweight is also a worthy contender for the title.
“Finish your duty, fight these guys, and Beneil Dariush is right here. And I like the guy, he’s my friend so you know I’m going to jump over this man and expect to get a title when guy number 3 is Beneil Dariush. Handle that. That has to be handled,” Gaethje said in the latest episode.
In defense of Islam, the boxer claims that top boxers have been avoiding him since he enjoyed a commendable winning streak. Islam was originally planned against the former champion Rafael Dos Anjos but due to injury, Dan Hooker came on as a substitute to play Makhachev at UFC 267.
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