Rated Russian lightweight UFC Islam Makhachev after an early victory over Brazilian Thiago Moises in the main fight of UFC Vegas 31 said that the priority opponent for the next fight for him is the former interim champion of the lightweight division Tony Ferguson.
“If I am given a choice, I would like to fight Tony Ferguson, because we have a good history with him. Khabib had to fight Ferguson five or six times, so let’s get this over with. I will show the whole world that Tony is not Khabib’s level. People don’t understand how Khabib exerts pressure. I can’t explain it to you, but I think you know it yourself.