‘I train with Khabib, I can beat anyone’: UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev
Makhachev, 28, last fought at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, where he extended his record to 18-1 with a unanimous decision victory over Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist Davi Ramos.
Dagestani fighter Makhachev currently stands at number 15 in the UFC lightweight rankings, but says he’s eyeing a shot at a top-10 fighter early next year in a bid to move on up in the division.
“I’ve been training with Khabib my whole life… I think I’m ready for the top 10 because I’m training with the champion,” Makhachev told RT Sport at the opening of a gym bearing the name of Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap, in local capital Makhachkala.
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