SYDNEY – Nasrat Haqparast wasn’t too far removed from a critical second straight win when he started looking ahead for a teammate.
Haqparast (15-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) outworked a gritty Landon Quinones (7-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who was making a short-notice UFC debut, for a unanimous decision on the UFC 293 prelims this past Saturday in Australia.
And while Haqparast said he’s interested in a rematch with Bobby Green, who is booked to fight Grant Dawson, he also thinks his division’s chammpion, lightweight titleholder Islam Makhachev, isn’t going to have his reign supplanted any time soon. In fact, Haqparast thinks Makhachev will “destroy” former champ Charles Oliveira when they run things back.
Haqparast talked about that and more at Saturday’s UFC 293 post-fight news conference in Sydney.
Check out the full interview in the video above.
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