‘Never see it finish’ Islam Makhachev caught behind by false appreciation of Dustin Poirier’s prowess

When the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote about friends who know each other better than anyone else, he certainly didn’t think about Daniel Cormier And Islam Makhachev . Still, this applies since Cormier remained Islam Makhachev’s friend and training partner at the time. AKA for years. Today’s talk about their friendship sees ‘DC’ hilariously catching Makhachev red-handed in a lie regarding Dustin Poirier .

Makhachev defends his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the headliner at UFC 302 on June 1. Before that, the underdog turned the script to the Frenchman in sequences. Benoît Saint-Denis at UFC 299. Going against the advice of his corner, “Diamond” countered Benoit Saint Denis’ grappling attacks with explosive guillotine chokes. He said the same thing about doing the same thing again. However, the lightweight champion doesn’t view the guillotine choke as a threat.

Him, honestly, some people think I underestimate him, but this guy is so tough, (smirks) (He)… I have a really good guillotine… that’s why I train so tough (laughs) Understand that I respect him but hey, I don’t respect his guillotine… because I never see him finishing someone off at the guillotine… Maybe… one day, but that’s not the case. won’t be me…
Islam Makhachev via “Good Guy/Bad Guy” Podcast (ESPN2/ESPNPodcenter)