Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) made that clear on Monday when he responded to criticism of Chandler (23-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) on Twitter. In an interview with MMA FightingChandler knocked out Makhachev’s resume.
“He didn’t actually fight anyone,” Chandler said. – It’s really true.
It’s true that Makhachev is set to take on Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 280. by virtue of TKO victory over unrated Bobby Green after Beneil Dariush withdrew from a scheduled match in February this year. Prior to this, Makhacheva The biggest win was Dan Hookerwho has been on the decline, losing four of his last five fights, including to Makhachev.
However, Makhachev is on a 10-fight winning streak that started in September 2016 and he believes he will rightfully get a title shot next month in Abu Dhabi.
Therefore, upon hearing Chandler’s words, Makhachev fired back.
Haha, your only two wins [sic] in the UFC it’s Hooker, who’s come out of a loss, and Tony, who’s now on 5 losses in a row.” Makhachev tweeted“please shut up and stay in line
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In Makhachev’s view of Chandler, the former Bellator lightweight champion is 2-2 since joining the UFC, with wins over Hooker and Tony Ferguson. brutal kick knockout in May of this year at UFC 274. After defeating Hooker by TKO, Chandler received a vacant title shot against Oliveira and lost by TKO in the second round after winning the first round. Chandler’s other UFC loss came in Fight of the Year 2021 against Justin Gati, who made a unanimous decision after a three-round war.
If Makhachev wins gold at UFC 280 and Chandler beats Dustin Poirier in November at UFC 281, host a title showdown between two men.