Ali Abdelaziz wants Dana White to book Islam Mahachev with Tony Ferguson.
Islam Makhachev called Rafael dos Anjos in his octagonal interview after he defeated Tiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday night.
Brett Okamoto later said the 29-year-old Dagestani was also interested in fighting Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson for his next fight, and that his manager would love one of those 155 pounds.
Ali Abdelaziz tweeted to Tony Ferguson asking for his “location” and then urging the UFC president to “end the deal”.
“@danawhite also, let’s end this deal,” Abdelaziz wrote on Twitter.
At a post-fight press conference at UFC Vegas 31, John Morgan was asked which of the three fighters he could choose. Islam Makhachev went with Tony Ferguson because his residence has a history with El Cucuy.
“If they want to give me a choice, let’s do it with Tony [Ferguson], because we have a good history with him. Xabib [Nurmagomedov] he had to fight her five or six times. Let’s finish this. I’ll finish it. I show people all over the world that Tony is not at the level of Habib. People don’t understand what kind of pressure Habib is under. I can’t explain it to you, but I think you know everything, “said Islam Makhachev.
Islam Makhachev also said that he plans to fight this year and finish another fight and become the “Best Fighter of the Year”.
Islam Makhachev is open to fighting Beneil Dariush
Islam Makhachev is like hell to prove himself in the UFC against anyone who opposes him. In a post-fight interview with ESPN, Maxachev called on live broadcaster Michael Chandler of the # 4 lightweight division, who claimed Charles Oliveira for the UFC gold medal earlier this year, and arrived shortly after.
Michael Chandler was on ESPN service at the event and responded to Makhachev’s call with respect and courtesy.
Makhachyov was asked in the press what he thought of the meeting with Beneil Dariush, proposed by Dana White. The Dagestani said it should definitely be a good fight for him, and given that he is # 9 and Dariush is ranked 3rd, that would be a huge step for him.
“Beneil [Dariush] good warrior. If they give me Benil, it’s a good fight, you know? He’s a nice guy, I know him a little bit. But it’s number 3, it’s a big step for me. He is tougher than these three guys, ”Makhachev said.
Watch the UFC Vegas 31 press conference below. Islam Makhachev will arrive at 23:20.