LAS VEGAS – Azamat Murzakanov is raring to ramp up his exercise now that he’s secured a UFC contract.
Murzakanov (10-0) made fast work of Matheus Scheffel in the principle occasion of Dana White’s Contender Series 37 on Tuesday with a first-round TKO in his first struggle in nearly two years. The 34-year-old, who hadn’t competed since profitable the BRAVE CF open weight event in November 2019, desires a struggle booked as quickly as attainable.
“As far as the opponents, I’m not really picking the opponents,” Murzakanov mentioned on the post-fight information convention. “But one thing I know, as fast as possible I’d like to compete in the UFC. I waited too long for this, and now I have to compensate with the time I lost. So as busy as the UFC can keep me, I’m ready.”
Murzakanov’s efficiency acquired excessive reward from White, who mentioned he’d wish to see him drop to 185 kilos. And whereas the Russian received’t rule out that possibility sooner or later, he’d wish to make a run at mild heavyweight first.
“It’s a possibility we will fight at middleweight, but in the meantime, I’d like to get my traditional weight class 205,” Murzakanov mentioned. “Just get a few fights at least, and we’ll see what happens after that.”