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Islam Makhachev Clears Up Misunderstanding Over Mockery of Dustin Poirier’s Guillotine: “Media Made a Joke”

Allan Binoy

Islam Makhachev Clears Up Misunderstanding Over Mockery of Dustin Poirier's Guillotine: “Media Made a Joke”

Islam Makhachev recently claimed that the media took some of his comments way out of proportion and made it seem as though he does not respect Dustin Poirier. The Lightweight Champion will fight ‘The Diamond’ at UFC 302 with the title on the line. Ahead of the fight, Makhachev had spoken about how Poirier would not be able to choke him out using a guillotine while on the ‘Good Guy/Bad Guy’ podcast hosted by Daniel Cormier.

Following the interview, general consensus believed that Makhachev was undermining Poirier’s ability as a fighter. However, this was never Makhachev’s intention and he has now come clean in a recent interview with Sport 24, where he spoke about the entire situation, saying,

“The media made a big joke out of this, that I was joking about his guillotines. No, I’m telling the truth that I think he has a pretty good guillotine…This is a big mistake… underestimating Dustin is stupid in general”

Makhachev insisted he was not joking about Dustin Poirier having a good guillotine. In fact, he was being serious, but all he said was he would not get submitted by it. The champion also revealed that he would never underestimate Dustin Poirier especially since he has such a good record against most top-ranked fighters.

Nevertheless, ‘The Diamond’ was not the least bit concerned by Makhachev’s comments. Instead, he had a fitting response to the champion.

Dustin Poirier responds to Islam Makhachev’s prediction for UFC 302

Dustin Poirier knows how to stand his ground both inside and outside the octagon. Hence, the former UFC BMF champion did not mince words when he heard Islam Makhachev’s prediction. When informed of Makhachev’s comments during an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Poirier reacted to it saying,

“I’m gonna knock him unconscious, and the ref is gonna be pulling me off of him.”

Islam Makhachev is in for a tough fight at UFC 302. Dustin Poirer is one of the hardest-hitting strikers in the division and always performs under pressure, which has given him his moniker ‘The Diamond.’ Thus, from the looks of it, UFC 302 promises to be fireworks with both fighters, making this personal and predicting a finish.

Post Edited By:Shraman Mitra

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Allan Binoy

Allan Binoy


Allan Binoy is a content writer for The SportsRush. He is an avid MMA fan who has been following the sport since 2016 and learned to mix his expertise on the sport with his talent for writing to become a content writer. He has been curating articles for close to three years now and has worked for a number of reputable companies. He is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC in Pune, playing in the Pune Super Division League.

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