, автор: Быстрова А.

Khabib commented on the possible transfer of Makhachev to another division

Recently there have been rumors about the Russian lightweight moving to the welterweight category.

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A friend and mentor of Russian fighter Islam Makhachev, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been cautious about giving long-term predictions on this issue so far.

"Islam easily makes weight and has been quietly training with Leon Edwards. So, there's not much of a problem in that regard. But he hasn't become a champion in his division yet...," Khabib explained.

According to Nurmagomedov, it's good to talk about moving to another weight after you've beaten everyone in your category and won and defended the belt.

By the way, Islam Makhachev can try on the lightweight division belt already on October 22, if he beats the Brazilian Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 280 in Abu-Dhabi.