The manager of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov - Ali Abdel-Aziz said that he sees no reason why Brazilian Charles Oliveira should fight in the championship fight in this division.
Yes, he defeated Justin Gaethje, but he lost the title before the fight because he failed at the weigh-in. That means the title is still vacant.
According to the specialist, according to the level today, the most real contenders for the fight for the lightweight championship belt are the American of Iranian origin Benel Dariush and the Russian fighter, Khabib's best pupil - Islam Makhachev.
"In my opinion, Dariush and Makhachev deserve the title fight more than anyone else," Abdel-Aziz wrote on social media.