Saygid Izagakhmaev will be making his ONE Championship debut at ONE: Heavy Hitters. The Dagestani MMA star will be going up against James Nakashima at the event and will be looking to continue his impressive winning streak.
Though Nakashima is the immediate concern for Saygid, he has certain plans in place when it comes to his future in ONE Championship.
“My goal in ONE Championship is to become the World Champion. If I didn’t have this goal in mind, I wouldn’t fight. I want to be a champion, and Inshallah, with the Lord’s help, I will become a champion,” Saygid said during his recent interview with ONE Championship.
He further went on to add that he is looking forward to challenging Ok Rae Yoon or Eddie Alvarez once he gets through the challenge posed by Nakashima.
“I want to tell my future opponents: be ready. Be ready for wrestling, for stand-up, [it makes] no difference. After I am past James Nakashima, I will approach more top fighters, such as Ok Rae Yoon and Eddie Alvarez,” he added.
When asked about the fight with Nakashima, Saygid Izagakhmaev said that he is planning to finish the fight and make a statement.
“I can’t say anything about any specific way of [finishing] James Nakashima, but I plan to finish him either standing or on the ground. We’ll see. But where I’m from, if you say something, you have to prove your words at any cost,” he added.
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