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Marketability of Islam Makhachev

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  1. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Crazy, Islam video was posted the same time as Usman champion video but Islam video has about 7x the views

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  2. tehMoose Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Islam refreshed the video 545k times
     
  3. GoGetSomeFansJon Purple Belt

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    Goatchev blessed
     
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  4. accolyte1022 Captain Belt

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    I sincerely hope TS is a family member, friend or teammate of this guy.
     
  5. The Rivv Robert Whittaker’s Simp. Yellow Card

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    Dagestani.

    Russian.

    Muslim.

    Beard with a shaven moustache.

    That’s a given to have the entire Muslim and eastern bloc MMA fan base behind you.
     
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  6. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Lol @ this line "a lot of bum have top 15!", timestamped.

     
  7. tehMoose Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I recommend him to start dating @hbombfromhell

    They could talk about Khabib and Islam being GOATS while they pound each other behind the barn
     
  8. Albs_M8 Orange Belt

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    I'll pay attention if he can stay active.
     
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  9. Proffesor Chaos Orange Belt

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    Ehh, thats not fair at all you are comparing a promo cut for a UFC fighter with a Video to help people go to sleep!!
     
  10. Lights Out 101 Brown Belt

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    I don’t think Islam is going to be as marketable as Khabib in the west. Khabib has great English and can be quite charming.
     
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  11. Nightwish Brown Belt

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    Nobody cares about Usman at all. Probably 78 k of those 79 k are missclicks or automatic next video by youtube.
     
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  12. bladewister Banned Banned

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    neither makachev nor usman are interesting. Great at their craft for sure, but my interest stops at commenting on my lack of interest. and the staircase returns me to the same place. i am my own greatest prankster and i also drink the beer by the same name.
     
  13. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    He's like the Dagestani Rory.
     
  14. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    Agree. Khabib has a great angle for American audiences. The culturally out of place guy, puzzled by yapping western idiots. Number one bullshit. Give me location. My father gonna smash me. Why I need fight with this guy?

    Wrestled a bear. Undefeated. Still lives with his parents. Thinks god is real. It’s a package that Americans can’t help but find charmingly quaint.

    It’s a fine line though. Play the same character (not to say that it’s an affectation) with a little less of a twinkle in the eye and it could be pretty off-putting. (Not to mention that being so unstoppable is a big part of it, and Islam has been stopped).
     
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  15. Eric Silva 2.0 Purple Belt

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    Be careful, everybody was calling Khamzat GOAT and now he's retired. Don't give Islam the Whammy!
     
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  16. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Hope your boy wins. I really do.
     
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  17. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Are you kidding, Islam is the known joker of the group.
     
  19. Fergelmince Red Belt

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    Damn, I didn't expect to see that. Is it a function of Makhachev and the Russian MMA trend, or one of the most boring UFC champions of all time?
     
  20. HHJ The Way the Truth and the Life of MMA

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    I don't see him having the same widespread appeal as khabib but the Muslims and most of the Russians will be behind him. That's already considerable.
     

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