Tsarukyan’s team rejected the offer to fight Makhachev at the UFC tournament on June 1

Director Arman Tsarukyan Sayat Abdrakhmanov told that the lightweight could fight with Islam Makhachev in place of Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 in New Jersey.

At UFC 300, Russian fighter of Armenian origin Arman Tsarukyan defeated Brazilian Charles Oliveira by split decision and received the status of official contender for the lightweight champion belt. This belt is held by the Russian Islam Makhachev. At a press conference after the tournament, UFC President Dana White announced that Makhachev’s next fight would take place on June 1 at UFC 302 in New Jersey against American Poirier.

— If you look, at the press conference, they gave a note to Dana White, because everything was decided at the time. We were offered to fight in New Jersey on June 1, but we decided to refuse and organize a full-fledged camp to prepare for this fight against Islam,” Abdrakhmanov told .

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