A teammate and close friend of Alexander Volkanovski, Dan Hooker, made accusations against Islam Makhachev, saying that the Russian fighter used a prohibited saline solution after the weight race.
“Stupid b**** thinks he can fly to Australia, hire a nurse to put him on an IV, and we won’t know about it. Filthy dog,” the New Zealander wrote on the social network. “Prove me wrong. I bet you can’t. When he doesn’t cheat, he doesn’t win. Islam cheater”
Since October 2015, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has prohibited UFC fighters from tackling dehydration with saline drips after weigh-in, as the procedure can be used to alter blood tests and cover up the use of banned performance-enhancing substances.
Recall that last weekend at UFC 284 in Perth, Islam Makhachev successfully defended the UFC lightweight championship belt, defeating Alex Volkanovski by unanimous decision, and in October 2021, the Russian fighter finished Dan Hooker with a kimura in the first round.