why is islam Makhachev fighting a nobody?

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  1. Ivancho

    Ivancho Green Belt

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    terrible match making
     
  2. MMACroatia

    MMACroatia Brown Belt

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    Because they said so
     
  3. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from yellow thanks to my state's congress

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    WME has no idea what they're doing with anyone who isn't a draw
     
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    Because Conor. DW sucks his D and is still salty that his boyfriend lost to khabib.
     
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  5. Gabicho

    Gabicho Brown Belt

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    They are putting against a no name so one of two things happens:
    A) He wins and it doesn't move him up the ladder.
    B) He loses and he drops drastically from contender or interim title picture.
    The UFC don't want him anywhere near Khabib in the rankings since they will never fight.
    They can't afford to have Islam destroy contenders before they reach Khabib.
    The UFC also has a "Thing" against most if not all of the team because of the McGregor show.
     
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    yeah its stupid, the kid he supposed to be fighting is a great prospect, its a lose-lose situation for both of them.
     
  7. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda Platinum Member

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    Don't sleep on his opponent. Dude is legit. A big prospect.
     
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    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    Who is he fighting?
     
  9. YouKnowWhat?

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    terrible name, to be honest. If I were him, I would change the name to Christian. American people hate Islam
     
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    Wouldn’t doubt a lot of opponents wouldn’t sign to fight him. He has no name value but is a very tough fight. The hardcore know him but that’s it.
     
  11. Beylerbey

    Beylerbey Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He's a legit killer who's unranked or barely ranked (I think he's #16 or #15), nobody wants to face him. When you're trying to climb up the ranks, sometimes you have to face nobodies to prove yourself. You don't want to piss off the egghead by refusing opponents that you deem beneath you.

    Changing your name to appease others is the most cucked move in existence.
     
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    So many conspiracy theorists.

    He was booked with Trinaldo, who is a name fighter and definitely a step up. Islam was pulled from the fight for undisclosed reasons.

    So we don't know why Islam couldn't or wouldn't make his last fight, but this is a re-booking. Usually the UFC doesn't go out of their way to do favors for you if you pulled out of your last fight, and you are a nobody yourself.
     
  13. TheHotorious

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    That rat ducked Kevin. Is obvious
     
  14. Slatersan

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    Islam is the back up khabib for when khabib retires and they need a dagestani stud wrestler to bring up.
     
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    Arman Tsarukyan has got a bit of hype around him..
    Good matchup, nonetheless.
     
  16. KevinLee

    KevinLee ✮ ✮ RICH KING LIVING IN JEI'S HEAD✮ ✮

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    Matchmaking has went to shit ever since WME took over and Joe Siva left
     
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    ImNotSurpisedDonks! Gold Belt

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    Cuz no one above him wants to fight him. Would you wanna get rag dolled by Khabib 2.0, drop in the rankings, lose your win bonus and lose bargaining power? Khabib was the same way on his way up and no one wanted to fight him.
     
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    So you're saying we should give him time?
     

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