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UFC: Khabib praises “Do Bronx,” but refers to another fighter as future lightweight champion

UFC: Khabib praises “Do Bronx,” but refers to another fighter as future lightweight champion

One of the biggest names in history UFCAnd the Khabib Nurmagomedov He officially ended his career this year, leaving the organization’s lightweight belt vacant. And theIn just over two weeks, Charles “de Bronx” won the title by defeating Michael Chandler by technical knockout, 19 seconds into the second round.



At a press conference in Russia, Khabib praised the Brazilian title: “It looks like he won eight fights in a row. Many fights end quickly. As far as I can remember, only against Tony Ferguson fought the five rounds. I think Charles” de Bronx “is a very deserving champion. Too many transmissions and many UFC records.”.

The Russian took the opportunity to give a slight boost to “De Bronx” in the last game: “It would be a shame if Michael Chandler wins. Two fights in the UFC and being really the champion? There would be something wrong if that happened. And Charles has evolved so much. He deserves all this success. I’m happy about that.”.

But Khabib says the Brazilian will not spend much time with the light belt: When Islam Makhachev reaches the top of the rankings, Charles de Bronx will no longer be the champion. Hope he understands my words well. I respect him, he deserves to be the champ. ”.

It even indicates who can take the lightweight title from the lead organization for MMA: “When the time for Islam comes, there will be a new hero, and this year will be. In my opinion, the champion will be Dustin Poirier.”.