Islam Makhachev is critically finished with taking some other fights aside from the title battle on the UFC’s light-weight division. Makhachev, a protege of retired, undefeated blended martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov, took to Twitter to clarify his frustration on why he couldn’t battle a top-ranked opponent for therefore lengthy.
Makhachev, whose MMA report is 21 wins and 1 loss hasn’t suffered a foul night time since 2015 and is therefore on a 9 battle profitable streak. Makhachev’s final battle was the most important win of his profession when he submitted top-ranked light-weight Dan Hooker within the very first spherical of the battle at UFC 267 in Struggle Island, Abu Dhabi.
Since then, Makhachev has been pitched in opposition to Justin Gaethje in a debate of who deserves the title shot after UFC 269 hosts the title match between the present champion Charles Oliveira and challenger Dustin Poirier. Makhachev bought Khabib’s again too on why he must be subsequent in line for a title match, whereas Gaethje, who just lately got here off a unanimous choice win over Michael Chandler in a battle of the yr candidate at UFC 268, desires nothing lower than a title shot too.
Islam Makhachev responds to former UFC and Bellator MMA champion Eddie Alvarez on who deserves the title shot
First, Eddie Alvarez took to Twitter to place forth his opinion on who deserves the title shot between #4 ranked UFC light-weight Islam Makhachev and #2 ranked Justin Gaethje. He stated, “I respect @TeamKhabib [Khabib’s Twitter] however giving @Justin_Gaethje [Gaethje’s Twitter] a shot over @MAKHACHEVMMA [Islam’s Twitter] is simply proper, Islam fought 1 ranked opp to remain 9-0. Justin fought 4 champions and a Legend in DC to be 6-3. Solely One highway was extra trustworthy and true. Reality all the time Wins. I’d somewhat b 6-3″
The champions Alvarez is speaking about in Gaethje’s battle report embrace former UFC interim light-weight champions Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson, a UFC and Bellator MMA champion in Alvarez himself, one other UFC champion in Islam’s mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov and eventually, a former Bellator MMA Light-weight Champion in Michael Chandler.
To this, Islam Makhachev has an missed level as to why he shouldn’t be held accountable for not having the ability to have higher-ranked opponents in his report earlier than Dan Hooker. He tweeted responding to Alvarez, “It’s not my fault that I didn’t battle with ranked opponent, all people declines to battle with me. And nonetheless, I’m #4 now.. Title a single fighter from high 10 who desires to battle me now. UFC needed to overpay Hooker to take this battle. It’s slowly turning into boxing.”
Who do you assume now makes extra sense out of Alvarez and Makhachev? Who do you assume deserves the title shot first out of Gaethje and Makhachev? Do you assume Gaethje and Makhachev ought to battle one another simply to determine who deserves the shot?
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