Reigning UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski made it clear that his teammate Dan Hooker expressed the team’s consensus by accusing Islam Makhachev of violating the organization’s anti-doping policy.
“I would say that in combat he weighed about 81 kilograms,” the Australian said in the next edition of the MMA Hour program. “You recover pretty quickly if you use drips and other things like that”
On the eve of Hooker, in an insulting manner, he stated that the Russian is a fraudster, because he used saline droppers to recover from the weight race, which have been banned by the US Anti-Doping Agency since 2015. At the same time, the New Zealander mentioned an Australian nurse who allegedly helped carry out this procedure.
In response, Makhachev’s manager, Rizvan Magomedov, called Hooker a loser who is trying to attract attention to himself, and his accusations are nonsense.
Recall that last weekend at UFC 284 in Perth, Alex Volkanovski made an unsuccessful attempt to take away the UFC lightweight championship belt from Islam Makhachev, losing to the Russian by unanimous decision after five rounds. After reviewing the recording, the Australian announced that he had won the fight, demanding an immediate revenge.