The anticipation for a potential rematch between UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira has taken an unexpected turn. The fight was scheduled to be held at UFC 294. However, Charles had to pull out due to an injury. Recently, UFC CEO Dana White revealed that Makhachev has been dealing with an injury, postponing the highly awaited fight. However, this claim by White has been disputed by fight fans and athletes alike.
Dana White recently revealed a change in plans for Oliviera vs. Makhachev. He claimed that Charles Oliveira would now fight Arman Tsarukyan before attempting to take on Makhachev. The reason for this change, as per Dana White is Makhachev’s injury. However, this claim was disputed by many fight fans with recent pictures of Makhachev trekking and doing strenuous work. Here is what one fan posted in the caption of the picture showing Makhachev Trekking: “Pretty sure islam’s not injured.”
The MMA community and fans are left to speculate whether Makhachev has actually sustained an injury or not. There is no official word from Islam Makhachev or his team about this event.
Dana White’s revelation about Islam Makhachev‘s injury has shifted the lightweight title picture and put serious trust issues on the UFC CEO. One thing is for certain; fight fans will not be able to see Makhachev back in the octagon before UFC 300.
Fight fans react to Islam Makhachev’s alleged injury news
The latest announcement of Islam Makhachev’s supposed injury has caused a flurry of comments among MMA fans. The online community has gotten into a virtual war over whether the injury rumors are true are not.
Social media platforms became a hub for fight fans’ reactions. The common theme among fight fans revolves around skepticism about Islam Makhachev’s injury. Some fight fans believe that Dana White lied to the public. Others felt that Islam may be injured but have not revealed it. Here are some of the reactions from fight fans:
Fans’ remarks on social media platforms reveal their curiosity, and skepticism in the wake of Islam Makhachev’s supposed injury. The continual discussions among fans contribute to the lively and engaging quality of the MMA community.