Islam Makhachev


Khabib Nurmagomedov Says Islam Makhachev Could Be Better Fighter Than Him

Khabib Nurmagomedov -- arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time -- tells TMZ Sports his friend and protégé, Islam Makhachev, could ultimately be a better fighter!. "Definitely, it's possible. You know, right now it's like this is a legacy fight for Islam. Why I really want him to fight vs. Charles Oliveira, because he had 11 win streak and UFC never make like this fight. 11 win streak vs. 10 win streak. It's supposed to be me versus Tony [Ferguson]. Ok, it never happened. Now we have Islam vs. Charles. Let these guys fight."

Khabib Believes Islam Makhachev Can Surpass Him As Lightweight GOAT

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes, when it’s all said and done, Islam Makhachev has the potential to surpass him as the lightweight division’s greatest of all time. Nurmagomedov was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports, and asked about his rising star pupil. “The Eagle” was asked if he thinks Makhachev has what it takes to surpass his own legacy in the lightweight division — arguably the greatest of all time.
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Heck of a Morning: Should Islam Makhachev volunteer to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 277?

Dustin Poirier is looking for a fight at UFC 277 on July 30 against “anybody that makes sense.” With the lightweight title picture still a bit foggy with Charles Oliveira being stripped of the championship and needing an opponent for the vacant title, should Islam Makhachev volunteer his services to face Poirier and further separate himself from the pack?

Islam Makhachev calls for Charles Oliveira, wants to submit him in 'his area'

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev wants to face Charles Oliveira for the vacant title in October, and believes he will beat the Brazilian at his own game of submission grappling. Makhachev (22-1) is expected to fight Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, located in a predominantly Muslim region where...

Islam Makhachev Predicts Fight With Charles Oliveira: ‘100 Percent He’s Gonna Give Up’

Islam Makhachev has broken down how a fight with Charles Oliveira would play out. The Dagestani fighter hopes the UFC will make the fight happen. Following his victory over Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, who is already the other half of the next lightweight title fight, has become the top target of Islam Makhachev. Ahead of the potential showdown, Makhachev is already certain he will get the better of the Brazilian.

Khabib makes confident claim about Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira title fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov has backed Islam Makhachev to beat Charles Oliveira inside three rounds if the two lightweights meet in a title fight.Makhachev has assembled a compelling resume and emerged as one of the top contenders for the lightweight crown after winning his last ten fights.Oliveira was stripped of the UFC belt after failing to make weight ahead of his encounter with Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.The Brazilian decisively submitted Gaethje in the first round at the event, and could now take on Makhachev in an attempt to regain the now vacant title.Nurmagomedov believes that regardless of Oliveira’s performance in Phoenix...

Rafael dos Anjos slams Islam Makhachev for suggesting Charles Oliveira is scared to lose: “You got exposed on that fight week by bluff”

Rafael dos Anjos has taken a shot at Islam Makhachev. After submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC274, Charles Oliveira said he wanted to fight the winner of Makhachev vs. Beneil Dariush for the vacant title. Yet, the Dagestani native thought he deserved the fight anyway and blasted ‘Do Bronx’ for being “scared to lose” which dos Anjos doesn’t think is true at all.

Islam Makhachev To Charles Oliveira: “Just Admit That You’re Scared To Lose”

Islam Makhachev continues to call out Charles Oliveira for hypocrisy after the Brazilian said he’s not yet deserving of a title shot. Riding a 10-fight win streak, Makhachev has for the past few months consistently argued that he should be next in line for a chance at the belt. The 30-year-old began loudly protesting his case after quickly and impressively submitting Dan Hooker in October. Then, following yet another first-round victory against Bobby Green in February, Makhachev was convinced he’d done enough to earn a title fight.