Islam Makhachev, an increasing star in the UFC light-weight department, has actually revealed his desire to go up to the welterweight department and end up being a double-champion. His coach, Javier Mendez, has actually likewise mentioned his choice for Makhachev’s next challenger, calling Alexander Volkanovski as his perfect option. Mendez thinks that Makhachev will carry out much better in a rematch against Volkanovski, as their previous fight was met debate and lots of thought that Volkanovski ought to have won.
Makhachev is set up to deal with Charles Oliveira at UFC 294 this month, and there have actually been claims that Oliveira attempted to prevent the fight. Oliveira at first mentioned that he would just be offered to fight from November onwards, however the UFC firmly insisted that he protect his title against Makhachev in Abu Dhabi. Makhachev verified these claims in an interview, exposing that Oliveira had actually attempted to move the fight to Brazil however was eventually required to accept the fight in Abu Dhabi.
Overall, Makhachev’s coach is encouraging of his objectives of ending up being a double-champion, however he thinks that a rematch with Volkanovski would be the most interesting fight for fans. As Makhachev gets ready for his upcoming fight against Oliveira, there is a lot of speculation about his future and prospective matches in the welterweight department.