Islam Makhachev has revealed what Khabib Nurmagomedov advised him following his principal occasion win at UFC 284.
After a variety of hypothesis concerning his standing as an elite stage fighter, Islam Makhachev proved himself in an enormous manner final night time. He defeated Alexander Volkanovski to efficiently retain his UFC light-weight championship, changing into the #1 pound for pound fighter on this planet within the course of.
Alas, whereas he did get the win, it actually wasn’t one-way visitors. Makhachev was pressured to dig deep and that was very true within the fifth spherical when he was dropped by ‘The Nice’.
One man who was clearly watching carefully was Khabib Nurmagomedov. He wasn’t there in particular person or in Islam’s nook, however ‘The Eagle’ made positive to maintain up with the motion from house.
Within the post-fight press convention, Makhachev revealed what Khabib mentioned to him about his efficiency.
Makhachev says after the battle, Khabib advised him all the issues that he might have finished higher and Makhachev joked that if Khabib had been in his nook, he would have identified to do these issues.
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“Makhachev says after the battle, Khabib advised him all the issues that he might have finished higher and Makhachev joked that if Khabib had been in his nook, he would have identified to do these issues.”
Khabib’s massive enter
It’s been nicely documented that Khabib Nurmagomedov has opted to stroll away from the blended martial arts house. That features his teaching duties, that means he wasn’t there in particular person to help Makhachev.
Even with that being the case, his good friend bought the job finished. In truth, we’d argue he’s nicely on his solution to truly surpassing Nurmagomedov in the long term.
As for Volkanovski, he’s fairly clearly as robust as they arrive. He’ll be again, and he might even see Islam once more down the highway.
What do you consider the connection between Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov? Do you consider Islam was the right winner in his showdown with Alexander Volkanovski? Tell us within the feedback, BJPENN Nation!