Makhachev: "My path is easier than Khabib's"

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev agrees that he is the successor to his friend, former titleholder in the division Khabib Nurmagomedov.

"My path is easier than Khabib's. Because Khabib showed me the way. And I just had to follow the path. To do what he did. Now Khabib is done with the sport, but he still pushes us, he comes to our training camp. When he arrives, I know it will be a crazy 10 days", - said Makhachev in an interview with YouTube channel Pound4Pound.

Recall that Makhachev will make the second defense of his title on June 1 at UFC 302 in Newark, USA. He will face Dustin Puryear.