Next opponent for Islam Makhachev

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  1. zippo88 Blue Belt

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    Who do you guys think Islam Makhachev will face in his next fight? It looked like it was going to be Kevin Lee but he is fighting Oliveira instead. I wrote some of my thoughts on this topic here: https://khabibmcgregor.com/who-will-islam-makhachev-fight-next/.

    Makhachev vs Gillespie or Makhachev vs Iaquinta are the fights to make in my opinion. Thoughts?

    UPD: there are rumors from sources in Russia that Makhachev vs Ferreira in the works for UFC 249 or one of the events in Brazil.
     
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  2. Lovelyboy Banned Banned

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    They won't give him a ranked opponent so it will probably be Drew Dober
     
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    Don’t you think Gillespie would be interested to fight him?
     
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    Dober would destory Islam worse than female suffrage.
     
  5. Maruchan Red & Green MIX!

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    Diego Ferreira.
     
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    I think Iaquinta and Gillespie are both still on medical suspension?

    In terms of who can fight soonest from among those that make sense, I think its Diego Ferreira
     
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    Ferreira is going to move up now since he beat Pettis. Pettis was #11 ranked. Don’t you think Ferreira would rather wait until Felder vs Hooker fight takes place and then he’ll fight a loser of that fight?

    These rankings are absolutely absurd. A fact that Cowboy is #5 is absolutely ridiculous when there are literally 10-15 guys that would beat him at this point.
     
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    I’d love to see him vs Gillespie. Salivating at the thought of the mad scrambles that’d take place
     
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    I have some hope in Ferreira that he won't be a ratings diva since he's likely grateful that he got a higher ranked opponent in his last fight.
     
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    He didn't wanna fight Asian Fighter Kevin Lee
     
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    Made this thread to try and promote your website hey?

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    Cowboy at #5 is funny

    They kept it that way to warrant a TS in Mr. McGregor’s return....
     
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    I know right, I loved Makhachev vs Tsarukyan fight.
     
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    If he was actually offered to fight Lee he would take it momentarily.
     
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    Who? Who is “Islam” ?
     
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    I think Barboza is a good opponent for now. Islam is ranked 15th and Barboza 10th. Mostly everyone else has something going on at 155, so his choices are limited
     
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    Barboza is moving down to featherweight. His manager said that he was cutting just a little bit of weight to 155 (under 10 lbs if I remember seeing somewhere) so they want to try to move down to 145. They are probably going to test it out first before announcing an actual fight at FW.
     
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    The UFC wont be interested.
     
  19. zippo88 Blue Belt

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    Gillespie isn’t exactly appealing to the UFC either because his fights are not as entertaining.
     
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    So?
     

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