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Arman Tsarukyan coach: ‘Magician’ Charles Oliveira ‘more dangerous’ than Islam Makhachev
Arman Tsarukyan coach: ‘Magician’ Charles Oliveira ‘more dangerous’ than Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Arman Tsarukyan faces Charles Oliveira in a No. 1 contender bout… 

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Islam Makhachev takes apart Max Holloway’s comments about not being an active champion

Not Active? 

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Islam Makhachev snaps back at Max Holloway with some facts: ‘Do your homework before talking trash’
Islam Makhachev snaps back at Max Holloway with some facts: ‘Do your homework before talking trash’

Islam Makhachev snapped back at former featherweight champion Max Holloway. Earlier this month, ‘Blessed’ criticized the lightweight titleholder for… 

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Max Holloway doesn’t buy Islam Makhachev’s complaints about worthy opponents
Max Holloway doesn’t buy Islam Makhachev’s complaints about worthy opponents

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images It irritates Max Holloway to hear Islam Makhachev talk about a lack of available fights. Makhachev at… 

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Daniel Cormier: Arman Tsarukyan toughest, least lucrative fight for UFC champ Islam Makhachev
Daniel Cormier: Arman Tsarukyan toughest, least lucrative fight for UFC champ Islam Makhachev

Daniel Cormier simply doesn’t see the upside to Islam Makhachev defending his UFC title in a rematch with Arman Tsarukyan. 

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Max Holloway fires back at Islam Makhachev for calling UFC 300 fight vs. Justin Gaethje useless
Max Holloway fires back at Islam Makhachev for calling UFC 300 fight vs. Justin Gaethje useless

The way Max Holloway sees it, UFC champ Islam Makhachev should’ve fought in February when he had the chance. 

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Max Holloway hits back at Islam Makhachev’s ‘useless fight’ comments ahead of UFC 300

Response 

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Dustin Poirier reveals UFC hasn’t offered Islam Makhachev fight despite recent chatter: “I don’t know what’s next”

Not Happening? 

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Daniel Cormier explains why Islam Makhachev should fight Dustin Poirier next: “Tsarukyan would be probably the lowest-selling fight”

Lucrative Fight 

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Justin Gaethje rules out potential quick turnaround to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 302: “We’ll see if Oliveira sh*ts the bed again”

Interesting 

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UFC 300’s Justin Gaethje not keen on June turnaround for Islam Makhachev, defers to Oliveira-Tsarukyan winner

Justin Gaethje struggles to see a scenario where he defeats Max Holloway at UFC 300 then challenges Islam Makhachev just seven weeks later. 

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Dustin Poirier confirms he will fight UFC star Islam Makhachev next: ‘Time to reach the pinnacle’
Dustin Poirier confirms he will fight UFC star Islam Makhachev next: ‘Time to reach the pinnacle’

Former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has been continually linked with a championship siege against undisputed titleholder, Islam Makhchev… 

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Arman Tsarukyan was nervous about UFC future after Islam Makhachev loss
Arman Tsarukyan was nervous about UFC future after Islam Makhachev loss

Arman Tsarukyan feared he could be on the chopping block after losing his UFC debut. 

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Michael Chandler shoots his shot, calls for Islam Makhachev, and a BMF title fight post-Conor McGregor
Michael Chandler shoots his shot, calls for Islam Makhachev, and a BMF title fight post-Conor McGregor

Doing a little Q&A on social media, ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler offered up two potential fights that could follow up… 

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Coach reveals Charles Oliveira and Conor McGregor traded direct messages prior to the Islam Makhachev fight

DM’s 

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Charles Oliveira’s coach likes Conor McGregor fight over Islam Makhachev rematch after UFC 300
Charles Oliveira’s coach likes Conor McGregor fight over Islam Makhachev rematch after UFC 300

Photo by Jordan Jones/Getty Images SÃO PAULO — Charles Oliveira hoped to rematch UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev after knocking out Beneil Dariush in June… 

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Max Holloway not ruling out fight against Islam Makhachev with UFC 300 win: “That would be a fun one”

Next Fight? 

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Morning Report: Coach counters Daniel Cormier’s Islam Makhachev claim, says ‘nobody is more dangerous’ than Khabib Nurmagomedov
Morning Report: Coach counters Daniel Cormier’s Islam Makhachev claim, says ‘nobody is more dangerous’ than Khabib Nurmagomedov

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Javier Mendez doesn’t agree with his old pupil Daniel Cormier. American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) has been… 

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Javier Mendez refutes Daniel Cormier’s claim that Islam Makhachev is more dangerous than Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Nobody is more dangerous”

Do you agree? 

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Javier Mendez disagrees with Daniel Cormier’s claim that Islam Makhachev more dangerous than Khabib Nurmagomedov

For Javier Mendez, Islam Makhachev is more skilled than Khabib Nurmagomedov but not more dangerous. 

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Charles Oliveira pushes back on Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier: “I’m next in line”

I’m Next 

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Charles Oliveira unbothered by UFC champ Islam Makhachev pushing to fight Dustin Poirier
Charles Oliveira unbothered by UFC champ Islam Makhachev pushing to fight Dustin Poirier

“I know that I’m the next in line, so that’s it,” Charles Oliveira said of a potential title shot after UFC 300. 

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Daniel Cormier explains why Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier is ‘a no-lose situation for the UFC’
Daniel Cormier explains why Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier is ‘a no-lose situation for the UFC’

Daniel Cormier lays out a compelling reason for being all in on an Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier title fight. 

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Islam Makhachev betting favorite to remain champion all year amid links to summer fight with Dustin Poirier
Islam Makhachev betting favorite to remain champion all year amid links to summer fight with Dustin Poirier

Amid links to a stunning June title fight with former interim champion, Dustin Poirier in a return to the… 

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Javier Mendez ‘all for’ UFC champ Islam Makhachev facing Dustin Poirier next
Javier Mendez ‘all for’ UFC champ Islam Makhachev facing Dustin Poirier next

Javier Mendez likes the idea of UFC champ Islam Makhachev defending his title vs. Dustin Poirier next. 

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Daniel Cormier explains why Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier needs to be next: “No lose situation for the UFC”

Book it! 

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Islam Makhachev urged to meet UFC foe Dustin Poirier next: ‘It will be the biggest fight he’s ever had’
Islam Makhachev urged to meet UFC foe Dustin Poirier next: ‘It will be the biggest fight he’s ever had’

Islam Makhachev has been urged to stand opposite former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier in his next Octagon walk… 

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UFC champ Islam Makhachev jibes ‘permanent contender’ Dustin Poirier
UFC champ Islam Makhachev jibes ‘permanent contender’ Dustin Poirier

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev clapped back at Dustin Poirier. 

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Islam Makhachev rips UFC ace Dustin Poirier: ‘If you could beat anybody, you’d be holding this belt right now’
Islam Makhachev rips UFC ace Dustin Poirier: ‘If you could beat anybody, you’d be holding this belt right now’

Amid links to a June title fight return with former interim champion, Dustin Poirier, UFC pound-for-pound kingpin, Islam Makhachev… 

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Islam Makhachev fires back at Dustin Poirier: ‘If you could beat anybody, you’d be holding this belt’
Islam Makhachev fires back at Dustin Poirier: ‘If you could beat anybody, you’d be holding this belt’

Islam Makhachev | Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images Islam Makhachev welcomes a fight with Dustin Poirier, but that doesn’t mean that “The Diamond”… 

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Morning Report: Dustin Poirier responds to Islam Makhachev, says ‘I’ve done more in MMA than he has’
Morning Report: Dustin Poirier responds to Islam Makhachev, says ‘I’ve done more in MMA than he has’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Dustin Poirier wants to get his hands on Islam Makhachev. The UFC lightweight division is always on… 

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Dustin Poirier reacts to Islam Makhachev’s jibe at title fight call: ‘I’ve done more in the sport than he has’
Dustin Poirier reacts to Islam Makhachev’s jibe at title fight call: ‘I’ve done more in the sport than he has’

Former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has hit out at undisputed gold holder, Islam Makhachev – after the Russian… 

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Dustin Poirier responds to Islam Makhachev’s claim of potential UFC 302 title shot being undeserved

Dustin Poirier can’t agree with Islam Makhachev when the champ says he’s not deserving of a potential title shot at UFC 302. 

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Islam Makhachev pins blame on Alex Volkanovski’s team for knockout loss to Ilia Topuria

Blame 

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Islam Makhachev blames Alex Volkanovski’s team for KO loss to Ilia Topuria at UFC 298: ‘He returned too soon’
Islam Makhachev blames Alex Volkanovski’s team for KO loss to Ilia Topuria at UFC 298: ‘He returned too soon’

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is putting blame on Alexander Volkanovski’s team for the former featherweight champ’s KO loss… 

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UFC champ Islam Makhachev blames Alexander Volkanovski’s team for knockout loss to Ilia Topuria
UFC champ Islam Makhachev blames Alexander Volkanovski’s team for knockout loss to Ilia Topuria

Islam Makhachev says Alexander Volkanovski’s team should’ve never allowed him to make a quick turnaround vs. Ilia Topuria. 

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Arman Tsarukyan thinks Islam Makhachev trying to avoid him by wanting Dustin Poirier next
Arman Tsarukyan thinks Islam Makhachev trying to avoid him by wanting Dustin Poirier next

Arman Tsarukyan thinks he’s a bad matchup for UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. 

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Islam Makhachev confirms he was offered Leon Edwards super fight for UFC 300: “I’m very upset”

Super Fight? 

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UFC star Islam Makhachev backed as ‘More dangerous’ than Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘He’s a better striker’
UFC star Islam Makhachev backed as ‘More dangerous’ than Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘He’s a better striker’

Daniel Cormier thinks Islam Makhachev is more dangerous than Khabib Nurmagomedov was in his prime. Makhachev is a close… 

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says Islam Makhachev is ‘more dangerous than Khabib Nurmagomedov was during his prime’
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says Islam Makhachev is ‘more dangerous than Khabib Nurmagomedov was during his prime’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov will forever be compared to each other. Although the current UFC… 

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Arman Tsarukyan accuses Islam Makhachev of avoiding rematch: “He feels like I’m going to win”

Rematch 

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Islam Makhachev explains why Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway at UFC 300 is a “useless fight”

Useless 

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Islam Makhachev eyes ‘legend’ Dustin Poirier for June, even if ‘Dustin doesn’t deserve the title fight’
Islam Makhachev eyes ‘legend’ Dustin Poirier for June, even if ‘Dustin doesn’t deserve the title fight’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Islam Makhachev wants to fight in June, and if recent winner Dustin Poirier is the only option,… 

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Islam Makhachev explains why he accepted Dustin Poirier fight despite ‘The Diamond’ being undeserving

Here we go 

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Islam Makhachev explains why he turned down UFC 300 title fight against Leon Edwards
Islam Makhachev explains why he turned down UFC 300 title fight against Leon Edwards

Islam Makhachev turned down the chance to headline one of the biggest UFC events ever. Next month, UFC 300… 

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Coach Jorge Climent confident Ilia Topuria ‘can bang up’ UFC lightweight champ Islam Makhachev

Ilia Topuria’s coach wants to see him fight Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title. 

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Islam Makhachev eyes June title fight with Dustin Poirier after UFC 299: ‘He has a good guillotine’
Islam Makhachev eyes June title fight with Dustin Poirier after UFC 299: ‘He has a good guillotine’

Islam Makhachev has welcomed the prospect of a June title showdown with UFC 299 big winner, Dustin Poirier –… 

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Islam Makhachev explains why he turned down UFC 300 champ vs. champ bout against Leon Edwards

The promotion wanted a champion vs. champion bout at UFC 300, but Islam Makhachev explains why had to turn down a “dream fight.” 

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Islam Makhachev urges UFC to book Dustin Poirier title fight in June even though he ‘does not deserve’

Islam Makhachev knows Dustin Poirier “does not deserve the title fight,” but he badly wants to return in June and sees no better option. 

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Heck of a Morning: Did Dustin Poirier earn a title fight vs. Islam Makhachev with UFC 299 win?
Heck of a Morning: Did Dustin Poirier earn a title fight vs. Islam Makhachev with UFC 299 win?

Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images Dustin Poirier took a super difficult fight against surging contender Benoit Saint Denis in the co-main event of UFC 299… 

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Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier seemingly agree to June title fight

Let’s go! 

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Dustin Poirier calls for Islam Makhachev title battle in June after shocking KO win at UFC 299
Dustin Poirier calls for Islam Makhachev title battle in June after shocking KO win at UFC 299

After a stunning victory at UFC 299 over Benoit St. Denis, Dustin Poirier may have casually dropped major fight… 

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Ali Abdelaziz offers Dustin Poirier a title shot with Islam Makhachev following UFC 299

Title shot 

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Dustin Poirier offered title fight with Islam Makhachev in June after huge UFC 299 win: ‘He took a huge risk’
Dustin Poirier offered title fight with Islam Makhachev in June after huge UFC 299 win: ‘He took a huge risk’

Following his stunning knockout win over Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299 last night, former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier… 

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Islam Makhachev comments on Dustin Poirier’s brutal second-round knockout of Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299
Islam Makhachev comments on Dustin Poirier’s brutal second-round knockout of Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev was very impressed with Dustin Poirier’s latest performance inside the Octagon. Stepping into the… 

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Ali Abdelaziz tells Dustin Poirier if he wins at UFC 299 he’s fighting Islam Makhachev in June

Title shot? 

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Islam Makhachev names Anatoly Malykhin as “most dangerous guy on the planet”

Three-Division King 

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Heck of a Morning: Who will Islam Makhachev, Ilia Topuria face in next title defenses?
Heck of a Morning: Who will Islam Makhachev, Ilia Topuria face in next title defenses?

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images With huge fights on the horizon — most notably the UFC 300 “BMF” title fight between Justin… 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway ‘makes no sense,’ leaves Islam Makhachev in limbo

Khabib Nurmagomedov is confused by the UFC’s current bookings in the lightweight division, specifically Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway. 

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Robert Whittaker: Loss to Islam Makhachev affected Alexander Volkanovski against Ilia Topuria
Robert Whittaker: Loss to Islam Makhachev affected Alexander Volkanovski against Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria dethroned Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298 on Feb. 17 to capture the featherweight title in highlight reel fashion. 

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Manager confirms Islam Makhachev set to fight twice this year ahead of expected UFC return
Manager confirms Islam Makhachev set to fight twice this year ahead of expected UFC return

Undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev has been backed to compete twice at the very minimum this year ahead fo… 

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Ilia Topuria mocks Islam Makhachev’s 2015 knockout loss in brash social media post amid calls for title fight
Ilia Topuria mocks Islam Makhachev’s 2015 knockout loss in brash social media post amid calls for title fight

Newly-crowned featherweight champion, Ilia Topuria has continued jabbing at undisputed lightweight titleholder, Islam Makhachev on social media overnight –… 

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Ilia Topuria plots lightweight title fight with Islam Makhachev after UFC 298 win: ‘He’s in trouble’
Ilia Topuria plots lightweight title fight with Islam Makhachev after UFC 298 win: ‘He’s in trouble’

Off the back of his stunning knockout victory over Alexander Volkanovski to win the undisputed featherweight crown last weekend… 

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Islam Makhachev’s coach backs UFC star Conor McGregor to make return: ‘I’d like to see lose again’
Islam Makhachev’s coach backs UFC star Conor McGregor to make return: ‘I’d like to see lose again’

Javier Mendez, the head coach of undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, has claimed he would like to see ex-two-weight… 

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Islam Makhachev plotting welterweight title charge in UFC return: ‘I’m hoping he will fight at Madison Square Garden’
Islam Makhachev plotting welterweight title charge in UFC return: ‘I’m hoping he will fight at Madison Square Garden’

Coach of Islam Makhachev, Javier Mendez lays out the 2024 plan for the reigning lightweight champion. After firmly closing… 

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Morning Report: Coach lays out fight roadmap for Islam Makhachev, wants welterweight title in 2025
Morning Report: Coach lays out fight roadmap for Islam Makhachev, wants welterweight title in 2025

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Islam Makhachev is still awaiting his next challenger at lightweight. The reigning champion of the consistently talent-rich… 

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Alexander Volkanovski on Ilia Topuria fight: ‘He’ll be humbled’

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanvoski has a tough test in his upcoming UFC 298 title defense against unbeaten Ilia Topuria.  
Volkanovski (26-3) is coming off a knockout loss to lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in …read more

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Updated UFC 298 Fight Card, PPV Lineup

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Too soon? Despite a crushing knockout loss to current lightweight kingpin Islam Makhachev last October, reigning featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski will return to the …read more

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Eugene Bareman didn’t watch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev 2: ‘I was too scared of what could happen’

Eugene Bareman admits he couldn’t get himself to watch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev 2 at UFC 294.
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Alexander Volkanovski Discloses Drinking Habit Going into Islam Makhachev Rematch

Alexander Volkanovski claims he was drinking alcohol every day leading up to his rematch against Islam Makhachev this past October. …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski regrets ‘drinking every day for 3 or 4 weeks’ before UFC offered Islam Makhachev rematch

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Alexander Volkanovski wasn’t his usual self ahead of his second fight with Islam Makhachev.
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Alexander Volkanovski reveals drinking habits prior to Islam Makhachev rematch

Volk gets real …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski: ‘I was drinking every day’ before taking UFC title rematch vs. Islam Makhachev

Alexander Volkanovski has shed further light into his frustration and emotional state that made headlines following his knockout loss to Islam Makhachev.
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Alexander Volkanovski talks struggles with alcohol ahead of recent Islam Makhachev loss

During his last outing, Alexander Volkanovski saw his second chance at securing lightweight gold go to waste and he subsequently lost the #1 pound-for-pound spot. Many questioned why the dominant …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski admits to ‘Drinking every day’ for weeks ahead of his UFC 294 rematch with Islam Makhachev

Alexander Volkanovski was drinking every day for weeks before stepping in on short notice to face lightweight world champion Islam Makhachev in October.

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Islam Makhachev confirms UFC return date

Islam Makhachev solidified himself as the world’s rightful #1 pound-for-pound fighter last time out. Despite arguably delivering the performance of his career, the reigning lightweight king hasn’t returned to action …read more

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UFC lightweight champ Islam Makhachev confirms summer 2024 return: ‘I have to defend my belt’

Islam Makhachev is eyeing a return to the Octagon in the summer of 2024.

The reigning UFC lightweight world champion was last seen in October scoring his second-straight victory over …read more

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Volkanovski Not Done Chasing Lightweight Gold

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Alexander Volkanvoski may be down 0-2 to current Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, but …read more

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UFC featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski: ‘Lightweight definitely in the near future’

Alexander Volkanovski hasn’t given up on his lightweight hopes.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) lost to lightweight champion Islam Makhachev a second time at UFC 294, this time by …read more

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Georges St-Pierre explains why Alexander Volkanovski could still be “the best fighter” despite back-to-back losses to Islam Makhachev

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Gaethje Takes Credit for Holloway BMF Title Fight

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Justin Gaethje may not be next in line for a shot at Islam Makhachev’s UFC lightweight title, …read more

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Justin Gaethje: Max Holloway at UFC 300 wasn’t first choice, but ‘I kind of talked this into existence on accident’

Justin Gaethje was hoping his next fight would be for the UFC lightweight title, but things did not work out that way.
Instead of getting a shot at Islam Makhachev, Gaethje …read more

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Morning Report: Justin Gaethje was ‘really confident’ his next fight would be Islam Makhachev

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UFC lightweight champ Islam Makhachev is giving Sean O’Malley nightmares: ‘Thank God that wasn’t real’

Reigning UFC lightweight world champion Islam Makhachev is so good, he’s giving his fellow fighters nightmares.

At least, that’s the case for Sean O’Malley, the promotion’s current bantamweight titleholder. During a …read more

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MMA Rank 50-1: Which fighter will have the best 2024?

Can anyone challenge Islam Makhachev for the top spot? ESPN ranks the top 50 fighters based on their expected performance in 2024. …read more

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Arman Tsarukyan’s coach ahead of UFC 300: Charles Oliveira more dangerous than Islam Makhachev

TORONTO – Arman Tsarukyan’s coach sees former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira as a massive threat.
Tsarukyan (21-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) faces Oliveira (34-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) at UFC 300 on …read more

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Report – UFC Saudi Arabia debut postponed until June amid links to Islam Makhachev comeback fight

The UFC’s slated debut event in Saudi Arabia – scheduled to take place on March 2. in Riyadh has reportedly been postponed until June later this year, amid links to …read more

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Charles Oliveira Dismisses Islam Makhachev’s Callouts as ‘Marketing Game’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship champ Charles Oliveira is not buying into Islam Makhachev’s perceived bluster. …read more

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Islam Makhachev accused of ducking rematch with UFC foe Charles Oliveira: ‘There’s nowhere to run’

Expected to remain sidelined until the start of summer at the very earliest, undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev has been accused of avoiding a rematch with Charles Oliveira in his …read more

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Charles Oliveira coach: Islam Makhachev doesn’t want rematch, but ‘there’s nowhere to run’

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Charles Oliveira’s coach and manager, Diego Lima, is confident the winner of the ex-champ’s UFC 300 bout …read more

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Arman Tsarukyan eyes first-round KO of Charles Oliveira at UFC 300, wants Islam Makhachev title fight in June

Arman Tsarukyan is knocking on the door of a shot at the UFC lightweight title, and is planning on making an undeniable statement to secure his opportunity.
At UFC 300, the …read more

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Chael Sonnen adamant Charles Oliveira ‘doesn’t want to fight Islam Makhachev’ after UFC 300 title eliminator

Chael Sonnen is surprised to see Charles Oliveira booked in a title eliminator.
Oliveira (34-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) takes on Arman Tsarukyan (21-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in a No. 1 contenders …read more

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Islam Makhachev lays out plan for UFC return, eyes Justin Gaethje title fight in June comeback from injury

Undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev has laid out plans for his next three fights in the Octagon – including two this year, in the form of a June comeback against …read more

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Why Did ‘Do Bronx’ Take Tsarukyan Fight?

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Charles Oliveira was gearing up for a rematch against current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, in early …read more

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Islam Makhachev’s Manager Says Justin Gaethje deserves the next shot at UFC lightweight gold: ‘He Earned it’

Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of reigning UFC lightweight world champion Islam Makhachev, believes Justin Gaethje is the next man in line for a shot at the 155-pound crown.

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Makhachev ‘Excited’ About Fighting Gaethje

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Reigning UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev has no interest in fighting Charles Oliveira or Arman Tsarukyan, after previously beating both …read more

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Manager details why Islam Makhachev doesn’t have a fight booked, gives timeframe for return

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Posted on January 9, 2024, 9:43 pm By
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Islam Makhachev’s Manager Says Justin Gaethje deserves the next shot at UFC lightweight gold: ‘he Earned it’

Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of reigning UFC lightweight world champion Islam Makhachev, believes Justin Gaethje is the next man in line for a shot at the 155-pound crown.

Originally, Makhachev …read more

Source:: Cagepotato

UFC star Islam Makhachev set for sidelining until post-Summer through injury amid links to Justin Gaethje fight

Undisputed lightweight champion and pound-for-pound number one, Islam Makhachev has been confirmed as out until the summer at the very earliest according to UFC CEO, Dana White – who also …read more

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Breaking – Charles Oliveira set to fight Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 in April, winner clashes with Islam Makhachev

Former undisputed lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira is slated for his return to the Octagon in April as part of a massive UFC 300 card – in the form of an …read more

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