Islam Makhachev's manager guarantees that a duel against Conor McGregor is 'very possible'

Makhachev's representative, Ali Abdelaziz points out that convincing victory over Chandler could open the way for McGregor

Conor McGregor is a former UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@thenotoriousmma

Conor McGregor He is a former UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@thenotoriousmma

Even though he has been away from the octagon for almost three years, Conor McGregor continues to be one of the most relevant figures in the world of MMA and, in the opinion of the lightweight champion's manager (up to 70,3 kg) Islam makhachev, can secure a title shot with a convincing victory over Michael chandler upon your return, UFC 303, on the 29nd of June.

During his appearance on the 'Submission Radio' podcast, Ali Abdelaziz, Makhachev's representative, did not rule out the possibility of Conor McGregor 'jump the queue' in the division and face the champion if they achieve a quick victory over Chandler.

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“It’s a crazy sport. Conor can get there and knock out Chandler in the first round. He is one of the biggest stars in the sport, whether he likes it or not. If he tells the UFC he wants a title shot, then he could be next. Islam (Makhachev) will not deny this fight. (…) It’s a big fight, a big name, a lot more money. At the end of the day, people fight for legacy, but if they don't get paid, they won't fight,” said the businessman.

Declared disaffection of Conor McGregor, Abdelaziz warned that, in order to be competitive at the highest level again, the Irishman needs to put aside his bohemian life and focus on training.

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“Listen, it's very possible, but you know, Conor has to give up the drinks and drugs and focus. He's a two-division champion and has talent, but it depends on whether the hard work is there or not.”

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