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Makwan Amirkhani Doesn’t Want To Fight Again Until UFC Goes To Finland

March 16, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Makwan Amirkhani (13-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) said he doesn’t want to fight again in the UFC until they go to Finland. He will compete this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 107 against Arnold Allen (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on the opener of the UFC Fight Pass main card. Here are highlights:

On when he’ll fight again: “The only time I will fight after this fight, the only fight that I will take, is if the UFC comes to Finland. I’ve been waiting for that since the UFC in Stockholm (when I made my debut). I can imagine in my head how many Finnish flags I would see there and how the home crowd will be so excited and emotional. I know the tickets would be selling within hours. I want to experience that. If they will say the next one in Finland, then I will take the fight.”

On his last break: “I just wanted to enjoy my life. I was on the road away from my family and friends for a long time, and I needed that. I’m young, and I want to enjoy my life at the same time when I work. That’s the main reason why I didn’t fight for a year.”

On why he doesn’t fight often: “I take it one step at a time. Usually after my fight I’m like, ‘Bring me anybody. I’ll fight tomorrow.’ I’ll have that feeling. But when I go back home and you have this enjoyment and you see only happy faces, then you want to keep that going until you need to fight again to make them happy again. That’s the reason probably why I don’t take fights that often.”

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