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