Islam Makhachev, the recently crowned UFC Lightweight Champion, has asked the UFC to stop playing games. Makhachev wants the organization to send him a contract to fight.
Russia’s Makhachev captured the vacant Ultimate Lightweight Championship title last month in Abu Dhabi by defeating former champion Charles Oliveira. After the victory, Makhachev called for a super fight with the featherweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Alex Volkanovsky.
While Volkanovsky has made it clear that he’s up for the challenge, the UFC appears to have doubts about the fight. Makhachev took to Twitter, accusing the UFC of “playing games” and asserting that he was ready to fight any opponent anywhere.
“I’m not sure what the UFC wants, February Australia or March Vegas, honestly I don’t care about position and opponent, I never pick opponents. Just send a contract and stop playing,” Makhachev wrote.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Volkanovsky’s home country of Australia on February 11 for UFC 284. There is currently no major title, and the title fight between Islam Makhachev and Alex Volkanovsky is sure to fill that void.
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