Khabib Nurmagomedov urged Gatji to shut up and give the title fight to Makhachev
Khabib Nurmagomedov turned to Gatji: admit that the title fight deserves Makhachev
Former champion of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) in lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov urged American Justin Gatji not to talk about a possible title fight, stressing that the fight for the belt is more deserving of Russian Islam Makhachev.
Gaethje defeated compatriot Michael Chandler by unanimous decision on November 6 at UFC 268. Prior to this fight, Gaethje had said that if he knocked out Chandler, he would be guaranteed a title fight. Gatji won his 23rd victory in the Octagon with three defeats, one of which was suffered by Nurmagomedov.
“Justin, in the last eight fights you’ve been knocked out three times. You had the opportunity to become a champion, but you fell asleep. Islam has a streak of nine victories, three of them in 2021, and they are all early.
Just shut up and admit that Islam deserves the title fight, but you are not, “- the commentary of Nurmagomedov in the ESPN MMA account on Instagram.
Makhachev at the end of October, after winning the UFC 267 tournament over New Zealander Dan Hooker, also announced his desire to hold a lightweight title fight. The Russian has 21 victories with one defeat in MMA.