Islam Makhachev admitted he could be a replacement in welterweight title fight

Islam Makhachev admitted he could be a replacement in welterweight title fight

Russian UFC fighter Islam Makhachev reported to that if he defends his lightweight title, he plans to attend the title fight between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards and does not rule out the possibility of replacing one of the fighters.

Covington and Edwards will challenge for the championship belt in the next category after Makhachev (up to 77 kg) on ​​December 16. Previously, the Russian fighter has repeatedly stated that he would like to fight for the title in a new weight. Makhachev will defend his division belt on October 21 in a rematch with Alex Volkanovski at UFC 294.

— Alex Volkanovski came into play with two weeks of preparation. If you were asked to be an alternate for the Covington-Edwards title fight on December 16, would you accept it?

— We now find ourselves in slightly different positions. He fought for the belt with me and lost, then he had time to prepare, and I immediately took the fight with him, even before he had time to get out of the cage and that’s all. Now he has nothing to lose, he accepted the fight knowing he had no responsibility. But my situation is a little different.

I will go to this fight. If the UFC offers to provide insurance, you and your team can sit down and think about it. Why not? You don’t really need to lose weight. The form is good, you just need to support it and that’s it, ”Makhachev told .

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Source : MatchTV

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