‘Khabib train me please’: Fighters react to Islam Makhachev’s submission of Charles Oliveira at UFC 280


Islam Makhachev is the new UFC lightweight champion.

Makhachev, the longtime student of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and protege of Khabib Nurmagomedov, submitted the submission artist by tapping Charles Oliveira at the 3:16 mark of Round 2.

Afterwards, Nurmagomedov, the former lightweight champion, carried Makhachev along the octagon with him. He was thrilled to see his friend and long-time trainer climb the lightweight mountain.

Here’s what fighters had to say bout the UFC 280 main event between Makhachev and Oliveira.