Next fight of Islam Makhachev is not determined yet.
Former UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier is confident that Islam Makhachev can become lightweight champion of the promotion. DC noted that Islam has all the necessary skills.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, in an interview with sports commentator Igor Lazorin, expressed the hope that in a year his friend and teammate Islam Makhachev will be able to fight for the UFC lightweight champion belt.
The top Russian lightweight from the UFC roster, Islam Makhachev, will still fight Rafael Dos Anjos. Their fight will take place on November 14 in Las Vegas as part of the UFC Fight Night 182 tournament. According to a number of sources, Makhachev has already left the location of Khabib Nurmagomedov's team and flew to the site of the fight.
Ali Abdel-Aziz, the manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev, appealed to Tony Ferguson, urging him to fight with Islam Makhachev. Ali promised to add another $100,000 to Tony's fee from his own pocket.