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Media Islam Makhachaev had to choose between these two fighters.

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  1. Habib The Eagle Fly like an eagle,maul like a bear

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    Islam answered some question regarding his fight on instagram.
    He wanted to fight Felder and Hooker but both didnt want it.

    Moises and Fiziev were the only two, he will explain the situation in


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  2. Peli Silver Belt

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    Fiziev is a tough fight.

    Hooker,rda, or Felder were reasonable choices. IDK why the ufc didn't force these guys too fight. 2 of them have said they wanted to fight in June or July
     
  3. Habib The Eagle Fly like an eagle,maul like a bear

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    Hows Fiziev wrestling?
     
  4. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    I don't think the UFC can actually force anyone to fight a specific opponent. I mean, they CAN but it’s rare. The closest time i can think of was the Edwards/Khamzat situation but Khamzat had a shit ton of hype behind him. Islam not so much.
     
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  5. Ideanudge Brown Belt

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    It would be a good test for Fiziev grappling capability. Moises looks more scrawny and narrow hipped, so I doubt he will be hard to take down.
     
  6. Willie Brown Belt

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    Because hooker is ducking, Felder is practically retired and RDA is having surgery and thinks he should fight for the title. And you can’t force guys to fight.
     
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  7. Peli Silver Belt

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    Rda iirc already had the surgery and said he'd be ready by July.

    Hooker said he wanted a fight in June.

    Felder is Felder lol. Who openly admitted he didn't want to fight Islam.
     
  8. Azyy !!!

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    I like Hooker but I hate how he thinks he only deserves to fight up , especially when he was #15 when he fought #6 Iaquinta.
     
  9. HHJ GOATchazka

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    Felder they will not force to fight. Hooker needs time off,its just too hard to keep taking all that time away from his family.
     
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  11. Ackmed Black Belt

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    At least Felder publicly admits that he ducks Islam.

    It seems like this was why UFC moved Islam up from 11th to 10th rank recently.

    When there's a new champ this weekend everyone will move up one spot, and after Islam wins in July he'll move up 2-3 more spots (definitely past Felder and Hooker).

    With a 6th or 7th rank next to his name he'll be one win away from a TS. By then he'll be on a 9 fight win streak
     
  12. Peli Silver Belt

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    Then why is hooker asking for June. Hooker should just shut the hell up. Hooker tweeted in April he's looking to fight in June.

    I agree he definitely needs time. That knockout needs a few months to recover.
     
  13. Maaj19 Brown Belt

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    Sucks how no one wants to fight Islam. Kevin Lee, Hooker and Felder are taking the piss here
     
  14. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Hooker said the only two fights that male sense for him are RDA and Gaethje lol, if he got offered one of those two in July I doubt he'd say he wants more time with his family.
     
  15. SokoudjouFanboy 39 tried, only 19 succeeded

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    I don't have any problem per say with guys turning fights down. They're independent contractors, life happens, nagging injuries a constant etc. What I have a problem with is guys turning fights down against certain guys because they think they'll lose and don't want to lose their spot in the rankings. To me that's total BS.

    I say create some sort of rule that says if you turn down a fight against a lower ranked opponent more then once you drop in the rankings, something to that affect anyway.
     
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  16. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    Fiziev would have been the far more interesting fight. Islam will just replicate what Dariush did to moises : 13 minutes of smothering.
     
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  17. HHJ GOATchazka

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    Hooker can do whatever he wants. Fuck the sherdog pile on assassination squad. Dude has to sacrifice alot to fight,so he wants the best ones he can get. Y'all can eat a bag of DICKS!

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    Are you fucking kidding me? He could've fought fiziev and chose moises? Fuck that.
     
  19. HHJ GOATchazka

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    Finish and Radius are the GOATS
     
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    lol ufc will never make a rule they have no intentions of enforcing when it doesnt suit them.
     
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