Tsarukyan sends a tough message when asked about 'special training' for rematch with Makhachev

Armenian is outraged by the treatment given to the current lightweight champion and guarantees that his rival is not invincible in the octagon

A. Tsarukyan is currently ranked number one in the UFC lightweight rankings. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Living with the expectation of holding a long-awaited rematch against Islam makhachev in the future, Arman Tsarukyan He didn't show any discomfort when asked about possible 'special training' to face the Russian. Confident in his abilities, the current first place in the lightweight rankings (up to 70,3kg.) stated that he does not like people treating the champion as an 'invincible athlete'

“It was people who had the idea that Islam is special. The same person, but they made him an undefeated champion. Although he also lost, he was also knocked out. We are all human. There is no need to make Makhachev an invincible superhero”, said Arman in an interview with 'KPSport'.

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Long-time rivals, Islam and Tsarukyan faced each other for the first time in 2019. At the time, the Armenian accepted a fight at the last minute in an event that marked his debut in the organization. The confrontation was remembered for the balance that both athletes presented in the grappling fight during 15 minutes of fight. Despite this fact, Makhachev triumphed in the unanimous decision of the judges.

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

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Current lightweight champion, the Russian gave the Armenian the opportunity to face each other on June 1, at UFC 302. Despite the attempt, the Russian did not receive a positive nod from his rival, who was invited after the victory over Charles of the Bronx and stated that he would not have enough time to prepare for a duel. After negative, Dustin poirier was chosen as the new challenger.

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