Former contender for the Bellator middleweight title, Anatoly Tokov, commented on the information that his rematch with Magomed Ismailov could take place before the end of this year under the banner of the Russian league RCC.
“Now a lot of information has appeared on the Internet, and friends are calling, and I say guys, I don’t know,” Tokov said in an interview. Igor Lazorin. “I’m more interested in fighting for the belt, but if the managers agree, everything can be, why not”
According to rumors, Ismailov received three hundred thousand dollars for the fight with Alexander Shlemenko according to the rules of mixed martial arts, and this is the minimum amount that Tokov may be interested in.
“It should be more than a number. Three hundred thousand is so … Well, you can probably. Let them call the managers, agree. You can always agree. Bellator can let me go, but we also need to negotiate with them.”
Earlier, the executive director of the RCC league, Nikolay Klimenko, spoke about the likely organization of the duel between Tokov and Ismailov in an interview with MVP Media.
Recall that the first fight between Russian middleweights took place ten years ago under the banner of M-1 Global and ended with the victory of Tokov Kimura in the first round.