Tsarukyan is irritated by Makhachev's speech and sends a harsh message to the lightweight champion

Armenia guarantees that he will not accept facing a rival without adequate preparation time; athletes faced each other in 2019, with victory for the Russian

A. Tsarukyan is currently ranked first in the lightweight rankings. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Amidst the exchange of provocations after UFC 300, Arman Tsarukyan demonstrated that he had reached the limit of his patience with speeches Islam makhachev. Accused of having denied several opportunities to face the Russian in the Octagon, the category's prospect sent a harsh message to his rival and stated that he would not make the mistake he made in 2019, when they fought for the first time.

"This is not true. The truth is that you wanted to face me in a short period of time to have a greater advantage. It won't happen again by the way. When was the last time you fought twice in six weeks, Islam makhachev?”, tweeted Tsarukyan on his official account 'X' (old Twitter).

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Currently ranked first in the lightweight rankings (up to 70,3kg), Tsarukyan denied the opportunity to face the champion on June 1, at UFC 302. According to the Armenian, the refusal was due to the lack of time to prepare for a rematch after winning Charles of the Bronx No. UFC 300. Despite the decision, the fighter showed interest in facing him in his next fight.

I. Makhachev defeated A. Tsarukyan in 2019. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

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On the other hand, Makhachev did not miss an opportunity and managed a new title defense against Dustin poirier. Protagonists of the event, the athletes face each other in Newark (USA), in a duel valid for the lightweight belt. Currently, the Russian is seen as a big favorite for the fight scheduled for June 1st.

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