Hall of Famer and former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov commented on the successful performance of Islam Makhachev, who defended the UFC lightweight championship belt in a confrontation with the organization’s best fighter Alexander Volkanovski.
“Simply the best,” Eagle wrote on the social network. “Proved it in a hard-fought, competitive fight against the best current fighter on the planet. There is always something to work on. But this story will remain for a long time in this sport.”
“Just remember in your memory who led the ranking of the best fighter, regardless of the weight category, from Eurasia in the entire history of mixed martial arts. There were just a couple of fighters, and Islam is already on that list. You are history, brother.”
The title super lightweight fight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, who headlined the UFC 284 tournament in Perth, went all five rounds and ended with the victory of the Russian by unanimous decision with a score of 49-46 and 48-47 twice.