UFC has decided to punish Islam Makhachev

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UFC has decided to punish Islam Makhachev

Islam Mahkachev convincingly defeated Bobby Green last weekend, achieving his tenth victory in a row. A victory that seemed enough for the challenger position at the time, and in fact everyone was in his favor. Just a few days later, Rafael Fiziev dropped out of the fight against Rafael Dos Anjos and Makhachev became one of the candidates for replacement.

He even revealed via Twitter that he has nothing against that fight, which is already taking place this weekend at the UFC 272 event. Still, Dos Anjos will be fought by Renato Moicano, which acted as a UFC pick, in which Makhachev decided to spare two fights within a week.

But is that really so? It seems that it is not, that is, the idea was for the Dagestani to jump into the fight against the former champion, with whom he was already paired at the end of 2020, but he canceled the fight shortly before the deadline.

More about that said Dana White in an interview with My Mom’s Basement. "I thought we agreed on that. When I went to bed, I was convinced that we had agreed on everything. I woke up the next morning and learned that Makhachev had refused to fight."

"We were thinking what was the best fight we could arrange. It would be a fight between Islam and Dos Anjos. Islam has rejected the fight, which is the best next? Moicano! "White said.

White on Makhachev fight

White did not show any anger towards Makhachev, but it seems that there will be some consequences.

In fact, he never officially announced Islam as the next challenger, so we can't know if he had the same attitude all the time or if all this actually led to what he said next. "I like Islam's fight against Dariush.

Since he refused this fight, we will re-organize the fight against Dariush. I am dying to see that fight. And then we will see what will be if Makhachev overcomes him. It will be very interesting," White confirmed. Makhachev was supposed to fight Beneil Dariush last week, but he got injured and Bobby Green jumped in.

Makhachev thus came to a new victory and thus seemed to confirm his status. But apparently White agrees with those who believe that Dagestan needs a few stronger victories. Namely, he defeated only two ranked fighters. Dan Hooker, who was sixth in the standings at the time of their fight, but also jumped in as a replacement, and Thiago Moises, who was placed 15th just before their fight.