Khabib’s training partner, Close friend from Dagestan is 7-1 with the UFC. Real struggle for Islam to get any fights because the fighters want no business with him. I don’t blame them because he’s a savage from Dagestan. 2020 is a defining year for Islam Makhachev, Journey to the UFC Lightweight Title.
After calling out numerous names in the top-15 of the lightweight division, Makhachev (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) drew Alexander Hernandez at UFC 249 on April 18.
“I’m happy they gave me an opponent because now I have a little bit of a problem, like to find an opponent, because last two years I asked about somebody like from top-15, but they just give me No. 15, but I’m happy,” Makhachev told MMA Junkie this past Saturday at a media day for Dominance MMA. “Hernandez is a good fighter. It’s going to be a good fight because he has good striking, good conditioning, good wrestling – like same to my style. It’s going to be a good fight.”
Covid-19 thanks to you for ruining Khabib vs Ferguson. Prevents Islam next fight with Alexander Hernandez. Locked at home in Russia. When Putin allows everyone to leave, Islam can have his fight Alexander Hernandez at Fight Island.
Post Alexander Hernandez
Alexander Hernandez two fight losing streak, Losing to Donald Cerrone. Be a three fight losing streak when he loses to Islam.
Islam Makhachev wants tougher fights, Basically begging for it.
“Yeah, but I ask about Al Iaquinta, Paul Felder and other guys from the top 10,” Makhachev said. “Last time, I ask about Iaquinta, he gave me an answer saying, ‘I want to fight with you in Moscow,’ but Moscow doesn’t have an event. How he wants to fight in Moscow? Nobody wants to give me an answer, but my dream is to fight with Kevin Lee. I tell everybody it doesn’t matter where, it doesn’t matter, like anytime, anywhere, I’m going to fight with this guy. This is my dream.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/03/islam-makhachev-happy-with-alexander-hernandez-but-dreams-of-kevin-lee
Islam vs Kevin Lee is the dream fight but that fight is postponed for 2020 since Kevn Lee TORN his ACL. Scared of going to the hospital, Waiting for the hospitals to clear up.
Felder lost to Dan Hooker in a five round war. Felder vs Makhachev will be hell of a fight to watch if it happens in 2020.
Raging Al Iaquinta fought Khabib, Now time for Al Iaquinta to go through misery.
Felder, Iaquinta, and the top 5-10 should all take a shot and fight Islam Makhachev.
2020 & 2021
2020 with tough fights against Top 5-10 Lightweights in the world give Islam more notoriety. Five Round fight with Felder be great to watch.
Fighting the best of the best by the end of 2020 with his potential and being in his prime can be a contender!
2021 Islam can be a #1 Contender and fight whoever the Lightweight Champion is.