The eighth number in the UFC lightweight rating, Arman Tsarukyan, who finished with a TKO in the third round of the Brazilian Joaquim Silva at the UFC on ESPN 47 tournament in Las Vegas, does not lose hope to get Michael Chandler as a rival, who continues to defiantly ignore his challenges.
“Hey Michael Chandler, if you think that the fight with Conor McGregor will take place, you are as dumb as your fighting IQ,” the Russian wrote on the social network, referring to the American.
Having won, Tsarukyan announced that he was already ready to deal with the current division champion, Islam Makhachev, and also called Benil Dariush and Michael Chandler the most logical rivals.
Initially, it was assumed that the fight between Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor would take place after the show of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, in which they took part as coaches of the opposing teams, ended. However, the chances of the fighters splitting the octagon before the end of the year are effectively nil, as the Irishman has yet to return to the USADA testing pool, and does not appear to be going to.
At the same time, the president of the UFC, Dana White, already directly says that the scheduled fight may not take place.
After defeating the Brazilian, Arman Tsarukyan announced that he would like to fight next on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, where Islam Makhachev plans to defend his title.