The 33-year-old lightweight sent a warning to Islam Makhachev after UFC 299 win

After earning a unanimous decision victory over RDA at UFC 299, Mateusz Gamrot called out lightweight champ Islam Makhachev for a 2025 showdown.

The Miami crowd might not have been overwhelmed by Gamrot’s wrestling-heavy performance against Rafael dos Anjos, but ‘Gamer’ thinks he’s on the way to punching his ticket to a title shot.

After the scorecards were read out, Gamrot called out Islam Makhachev; “don’t get anywhere,” he said, aiming to determine which is truly superior – Dagestan wrestling or Polish wrestling.

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Mateusz Gamrot utilized his superior wrestling and grappling skills to keep the former UFC lightweight world champion firmly in his world, improving his professional record to 24-2 in the process with a unanimous decision win in Florida last night.

Speaking to Joe Rogan, Gamrot shared how it was an honor to face such a legend as RDA, whom he had watched fighting in the UFC whilst he was still competing in the amateur scene:

“Man, a lot of respect to Rafael do Anjos, when I was young, I watched him…Thank you so much, I am grateful to [the] UFC for giving me this opportunity, and I hope this fight will inspire many young people to make their dreams come true, [only] after hard work.”

The Polish contender then turned his attention to what’s next, specifically calling out the UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, believing his wrestling credentials would be enough to defeat the Dagestani wrecking ball:

“I represent wrestling, wrestling is in my DNA, I want top five right now. I need only one, maybe two big fights and I am next in line…I have a message to the champ, Islam, a lot of respect for him and he’s maybe close to my wrestling but Islam, wait for me, don’t go anywhere and next year when we check who’s wrestling is better; Dagestan wrestling vs Polish wrestling.”

Gamrot reaffirmed his desire to face the 25-1 champion sometime in 2025 as he exited the Kaseya Center, noting how: “Dreams come true, [and] hard work makes dreams,” before adding “I am happy, [but] I want to be next as the contender.”

“Islam, don’t go anywhere! Wait for me champ. Big respect to you but let’s check who’s wrestling is better…I am the best!”

Islam Makhachev does not currently have his next opponent lined up, with many fans expecting him to face either the winner of Oliveira vs Tsarukyan, Gaethje vs Holloway, or even Dustin Poirier after his upset victory in Miami.

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