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UFC rating Russian lightweight Islam Makhachev believes that defeat in a potential fight with him will bury the career of ex-champion of the promotion in two divisions Conor McGregor. At the same time, the Russian is convinced that the Irishman has lost his former motivation.
“They ask me questions about Conor. Maybe they warm up. Is our fight possible? Why not. I’m going on a winning streak. If I win, then yes.”
I think they won’t give it to me yet. Why? Because if you give him to me now, at this stage of my career, and if he loses to me, then that’s all – there will be no interest in him if he hits the top ten. I already live normally, and that’s how it is.
I agree that Conor is not the same. Probably, he does not have the motivation that he had before. It’s hard when you have everything and when you don’t have a goal, ”Islam Makhachev said in an interview with the Ushatayka Sport-Express YouTube channel.