Makhachev is warned by commentator about change to welterweight: 'be careful what you wish for'

Michael Bisping highlights the danger to be found in the under-77kg category and recalls champion Leon Edwards' last performance

Keeping an eye on the intentions of Islam makhachev move to welterweight (up to 77,1kg.) in the future, Michael Bisping He did not hesitate to warn the lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) about the risks of the change. Experienced in the world of MMA, the commentator highlighted a name that could cause problems for the Russian and sent a sincere message to the athlete.

“He wants a chance to become double champion. But be careful what you wish for, because Leon edwards, right? Leon 'Rocky' Edwards is an absolute sniper in there, and look what he just did with Colby covington. Now, apparently Colby covington says he broke his foot in the first round (…) the reality is that it wasn’t a close fight”, declared Bisping on his channel YouTube.

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In a recent statement, Islam stated that he will still face Arman Tsarukyan before changing categories in search of his second title in the organization. Currently the athlete has a fight scheduled against Dustin poirier, UFC 302, which will take place on June 1st in the city of Newark (USA). The confrontation will be valid for his third belt defense.

I. Makhachev (left) lightweight champion and L. Edwards (right) UFC welterweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SL

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Moreover, Leon edwards, current welterweight king, is hoping to have his next fight announced by the organization. The expectation is that the Englishman will have a rematch against Belal Muhammad | at UFC 304, in Manchester, England, on July 27th.

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