President of AMC Fight Nights Kamil Gadzhiev expressed his opinion that Islam Makhachev could not remove Alexander Volkanovski from the first line of the best UFC fighters, regardless of the weight category, despite the fact that he successfully defended the lightweight championship belt in the confrontation with the Australian.
“I will assume that Makhachev is really the second, and this is true from the point of view of mathematics,” Gadzhiev said in another video posted on his YouTube channel. “Because I’m sure the P4P rating is very difficult to do based on some of our impressions, the impressions of Dan White, Sean Shelby, and someone else. Yes, they are probably important, and maybe they have a final value, but in general, this rating is formed on the basis of a mathematical formula.
“Apparently, in order to become the first, it was necessary to defeat Volkanovski ahead of schedule. And the main thing in this is that the first place of Islam is just a matter of time, and we all understand this very well.”
Recall that the lightweight title fight between Islam Makhachev and Alex Volkanovski, who headed the UFC 284 tournament in Perth on February 11, went the whole distance and ended with the victory of the Russian by unanimous decision.