Executioner from the Bronx, Tsarukyan refuses title offer after victory at UFC 300; understand

Armenian expects to face the winner of Islam Makhachev x Dustin Poirier next; fight is scheduled for June 1, UFC 302

Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx No. UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

In great expectation of receiving a rematch against Islam makhachev for the lightweight title (up to 70,3kg.), Arman Tsarukyan decided to extend the opportunity. According to the athlete's manager, Ultimate offered the Armenian an unprecedented chance after winning the UFC 300, however the invitation was denied due to the short preparation time. The confrontation would take place on June 1st.

“The fight against Islam on June 1 was offered to us. This happened immediately after the fight (against Do Bronx). Well, before the fight I had an understanding that it was not viable to go for a title fight against Islam at the last minute. Especially in the first place position that was achieved”, declared the businessman in an interview with Vadim Tikhomirov.

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As he continued his speech, the businessman stated that the expectation is that Tsarukyan will face the winner of Islam makhachev x Dustin poirier scheduled for the UFC 302, on the 1th of June.

“And there was also an understanding that, now, Islam and Poirier will fight on June 1st and Arman will face the winner. If you notice, during the press conference, Dana White gave this news because it was decided at that moment,” she concluded.

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Islam makhachev in face with Arman Tsarukyan. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Fueled by four consecutive victories, Arman confirmed on his social networks that the plan is indeed to face the winner of Islam x Dustin. The category champion will be defending his title for the third time and has already declared his interest in facing Tsarukyan in the future.

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