Makhachev dismisses Chandler as challenger, teases: 'One tweet from your master and you're off and running'

Lightweight champion, Makhachev refuted recent comments from Chandler, who stated that he had a proposal to fight for the belt

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Makhachev defended his belt in the UFC 302 (Photo: Instagram)

After Michael chandler surprise and reveal that he has a proposal to compete for the lightweight belt (up to 70,3 kg) at UFC 307, Islam makhachev He was not very excited about the prospect of having the North American as the next challenger for his title.

In response to Chandler on the social network 'X', Makhachev stated that the American cannot be seen as a credible challenger while he is waiting to face Conor McGregor.

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“You can’t be trusted, man. One tweet from your master and you're off and running. The champion needs a real opponent”, replied the champion.

Lightweight champion since October 2022, Islam Makhahev has three title defenses, the last of which against Dustin poirier, in June this year. The Russian is scheduled to return to the Octagon for UFC 307, in October, but there is still no defined challenger.

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First placed in the category ranking and coming from victory over Charles of the Bronx, Arman Tsarukyan is the favorite to occupy the position. The Armenian, however, is serving a suspension for attacking a fan in the UFC 300 and can be out of action until January 2025, but can still reduce the sentence by three months if he makes an anti-bullying statement previously approved by the commission

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