SAN DIEGO, Calif. — UFC light heavyweight Azamat Murzakanov maintained his unbeaten streak Saturday night when he defeated Devin Clark at UFC San Diego.
“Thank you very much, I’m really happy. The sentiment is that I feel very satisfied overall,” Murzakanov told Cageside Press and other media through a translator during his post-match rally.
The fight started at a fairly slow pace, and both fighters seemed to sense each other before the second round.
“In the cage, I just felt him out in the first round. Even though I hurt him a few times, I wasn’t in a hurry, but I wasn’t in a hurry. I was thinking about the second round, and it was almost over in the second round. I will pick up the pace,” Murzakanov said.
“I always try to stay focused. At the end of the first round, I got kicked unexpectedly. He kicked me and brought me back and brought me back into focus.”
As Murzakanov completes his second fight of 2022, many believe he is ready to compete with the top light heavyweights.
“Even though I’ve fought 12 fights in professional MMA, my amateur career is huge. I really don’t want to wait and wait. I’m ready to go to the top right now. I’m ready to fight the best,” He says.
That’s how Murzakanov played his ball.
“You know I’m eyeing a guy but he’s booked right now. I just saw him being booked and he’s fighting so we’ll see how he plays and we’ll talk about it after his performance, “He says.
“Ion Cutelaba is like that. You know I fought him in amateur bouts and I beat him. I want to give him a chance to get him back as a UFC pro. So let’s go to Ion Cutelaba.”
Currently, Cutelaba will face Jonny Walker at UFC 279 in Las Vegas on September 10
“I think he’s going to win. Actually I want to fight the winner of this round. Johnny Walker or Ion Cutelaba,” he said.
“But you know, if Ion Cutelaba loses this fight, it wouldn’t be so much fun for me to fight him. I think he’ll win.”
Watch Azamat Murzakanov’s entire post-match media brawl above.