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This fighter will likely face Islam next: “It’s going to be my key to win this fight!”

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Top ranked contender Arman Tsarukyan is likely next in line to face reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The pairing clashed in a “Fight of the Night-awarded” bout back in 2019, with Makhachev coming out as the winner after three tough rounds.

Now, the 27-year-old contender feels like the results will be out the opposite.

“It would be very easy fight for me,” Tsarukyan said on The MMA Hour. “I could outwrestle him (in) that fight as well because he got tired. When you’re tired, you can’t do shit. Even if you have the best skills in the world, if you’re tired, you’re done.”

Tsarukyan claimed to see a pattern when the champion is forced to go the distance.

“All his five-round fights – he got tired with Volkanovski, he got tired with Dustin, and hopefully it’s going to be my key to win this fight.”

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Arman Tsarukyan: “Islam doesn’t have very good conditioning”

Makhacev defended his strap against Dustin Poirier this past Saturday. After four gruelling rounds, where the champion got cut, he finally got “The Diamond” to tap with a tight brabo choke.

“It wasn’t his best performance. He got tired and he was slow. I feel like Islam doesn’t have very good conditioning or maybe he got sick or whatever,” Tsarukyan said.

“I’m not judging him because of his last fight, I got to watch all his fights and take him serious. He’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter. I’m just going to prepare like it’s best version of Islam Makhachev. Not underestimate him. Dustin can defend his wrestling, I’m going to defend as well.”

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