Daniel Cormier has given his reaction to Islam Makhachev’s ambitious plans for 2024. Let’s just say that DC is all in on Makhachev, and wouldn’t be surprised to see the lightweight champion “run a gauntlet” and fight the division’s toughest competition next year.
The lightweight champ Makhachev has recently stated that he’d like to fight before Ramadan, which takes place in the month of March. Furthermore, Islam Makhachev also said that he’d like to fight an additional two more times after that, bringing his grand total for the year to three fights. This would be an active year for the UFC champion.
Daniel Cormier believes Islam Makhachev can face Charles Oliveira in 2024, as well as Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier.
Islam Makhachev fighting 3 times in 2024 would be possible. However, the champion could start later than he’d like. The first pay-per view of the new year has already had a headliner. There aren’t any spots on the cards that would make sense for Makhachev to slot into, and this could lead to his 2024 getting off to a slow start.
Daniel Cormier (former UFC double-champion) is still convinced that his friend and fellow teammate, Daniel Cormier can achieve his goal.