LAS VEGAS – Javid Basharat has already mapped out what he wants next.
Basharat (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) remained unbeaten when he defeated Trevin Jones this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 203 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. He plans on taking some time off for Ramadan, which starts April 2 and lasts for a month, but wants to get back in the cage right after that.
On the same night as Basharat’s UFC debut win, Guido Cannetti (9-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC) needed just one round to take out Kris Moutinho, and Basharat thinks matchmakers should pit them against each other.
“Ramadan is coming up now, so I’m going to obviously have to take time off fighting a little bit – but I’ll still be training,” Basharat told reporters at the post-fight news conference. “I want to get cracking again, and any bantamweight will do. There’s the one on the card: Guido Cannetti fought Moutinho, so that would be a good fight.
“I’m interested in fighting. I don’t know how it ended – I know he won, he finished the guy. So that’s a good fight for me, and I think he’s injury free. I’ll be injury free. By the time the next camp rolls on, let’s get that fight going. … So let’s do it. It makes sense.”
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