Only Islam Makhachev is allowed to turn down or pull out of fights... right

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by legkicktko, Oct 9, 2019 at 10:26 AM.

  1. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Everyone is so afraid. They are shaking in their shoes. No one wants to fight this guy. Even the welterweights live in fear.

    Yet... Kevin Lee calls this guy out to fight IN MOSCOW, on three months notice, and it's a "nope". Fair enough, let the Gregor Gillespies of the division have the fight since he'll actually take it.

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    Here are a list of fights in the last 3 years Islam has pulled out of:

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    Barboza-Machachev was verbally agreed for UFC 242 per multiple sources. The UFC "decided to go in another direction" according to Islam's manager while both fighters stayed on the card. Of course, the whole division is terrified though, so how is it possible he had a fight with the #7 and it fizzled out?

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    Islam may be a great fighter, but it's fake news that the reason he can't get a top 10 fight is a UFC conspiracy or because people are scared. This dude turns down fights, and shows up for scheduled fights half the time.
     
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    Obviously most folks know this, a cursory look on Google paints the picture, but its better for marketing to portray he's a boogieman nobody wants.

    It is common sense Dan Hooker wants to fight a higher ranked opponent, just like Islam wants. He called out a top 5 opponent, its not as though he's looking for easy gigs. When the league is setup as 'winner take all' and fighters have no advocacy, they are going to do whatever they can to get closer to a title shot.
     
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    Zodd We gotta hit first...

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    I love khabib but hate islam and zubaira and want them both to get ktfo and retired from ufc
     
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    Negator402 Absolutely and Unequivocally Not For Gay Jesus

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    This reminds me of some of the lies in the news about Trump. Just amazing ignorance of facts for a narrative.
     
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    NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    Not gonna lie -- I've been big on Makachev claiming that no one wants to fight him. This is the first I've heard of these situations, most likely because I have not looked into the situation further. This is a valid point. Now where I do still believe Makachev is a huge talent, it somewhat mitigates my stance that the divisions is avoiding him. Thank you for posting TS.
     
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    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    Looks like it’s impossible for a sport to have money without having divas.

    Even the lesser known fighters are acting like their shit don’t stink.

    MMA has been looking more and more like boxing with every passing year.
     
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    I want islam to be great but i feel he gets ko’d again soon.
     
  10. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Yeah it's definitely independent of his skill set. He looks great.
     
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    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Not exactly the point of the thread. The point is we can put the narrative to rest that no one wants to fight him. He is a pull out artist and turns down fights himself. He's talented, but people do want to fight him.
     
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    JoshTehV Brown Belt

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    fuck your reasons, Belal Muhmamded fought and did an entire training camp during ramadan and while fasting. fuck yo rebuttal son
     
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    I'm tired of hearing about Islam fucking Mackachev every single day on here
     
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  14. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Me too, so let's put this bullshit narrative to rest.
     
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  15. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    This. Are we really going to pretend it's not weird that it was verbally agreed, signed, and then he pulled out for Ramadan?
     
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    Freal broski? Dang. Young athletic guy with heart surgery medication. What happened? I know he didn't get heart surgery. You get high off it or something? I know HIV meds can make you trip.
     
  17. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Get off your conspiracy theory shit. You would only have a point if Russians were big on steroids, or if steroids caused heart problems.
     
  18. Teehee

    Teehee Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Fair enough he's a pull out merchant but he still deserves a top 15 opp
     
  19. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Other than the one he turned down in his home country, yes. or other than the one against #13 Trinaldo when he pulled out for "undisclosed reasons" one year ago.

    Other than those two opportunities he squandered, yes.
     
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    The trinaldo fight was never official in the first place though, that's not fair.
     

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