Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is said to be one of the greatest of all time says that there are about 20 elite UFC fighters and adds Islam Makhachev to that list.
Khabib and Islam Makhachev have been training together for quite some time and Islam remains undefeated. Well, almost. Except for the only one who renounced Islam and ended the match, Adriano Martins at UFC 192. Islam is currently in 4th place in the rising lightweight division and may soon be given a chance to win the title.
Khabib says Islam Makhachev will have to ‘break’ Bobby Green
Javier Mendez who is also part of Team Khabib who is also the coach of Islam, says that there are similarities between Khabib vs Michael Johnson and Islam vs Green. The stand-up could be a threat capable of dislodging Islam and says Green has good wrestling skills to sustain Makachev for a while.
Khabib agreed and added that Green would not leave and be under pressure, also stating that Islam certainly has the skills to defeat Green and is the ‘Elite’ among ordinary fighters and champions.
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