Polish middleweight superstar Mamed Khalidov will be asked to make a decision on his future by the end of September according to KSW boss Martin Lewandowski.
Speaking to Polish outlet ‘Interia’, Lewandowski spoke about Khalidov’s current situation.
“Mamed is staying in Chechnya, and will be in Poland at the end of September,” Lewandowski said. “We’ve given ourselves this deadline to make a final decision.”
Lewandowski revealed later on in the interview that Khalidov is currently considering a number of options regarding his future: remain with KSW, sign with ACB or retirement.
Surprisingly, Lewandowski also mentioned the possibility of an agreement between KSW and ACB where Khalidov could fight in both organizations.
“There is a fourth option, which is a combination of [fighting] in both KSW and ACB,” Lewandowski said. “On our side is the fact that ACB is a Chechen organization.”
Khalidov has of course competed under both ACB and KSW banners already this year. In March he fought at ACB 54 when he defeated Luke Barnatt in Manchester in just 29-seconds.
Months later, he then faced fellow KSW champion Borys Mankowski at KSW’s record breaking Colosseum show in Warsaw, Poland. That evening he won via unanimous decision.
There were then reports earlier this year that Khalidov was offered a fight at UFC Fight Night Gdansk against Lyoto Machida. The fight subsequently never came to fruition after the UFC failed to match him wage demands.
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It’s now all eyes on Khalidov to see what the KSW middleweight champion decides to do with his future