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Ex-UFC Champion Claims Islam Makhachev is a Victim of Expectations- “He’s not Khabib Nurmagomedov”

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UFC commentator and former multi-division champion Daniel Cormier recently weighed in on Islam Makhachev’s performance following his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. Despite Makhachev securing a victory, he faced criticism due to high expectations from fans. Cormier’s insights shed light on why comparing Makhachev to the legendary Khabib Nurmagomedov might not be entirely fair.

Cormier praised Makhachev’s performance, emphasizing that the Dagestani fighter did well. He highlighted that Makhachev’s ability to strike with a dangerous opponent and secure a finish showcased his skills. However, Cormier pointed out that Makhachev falls victim to the weight of expectations.

Fans expect him to replicate Khabib’s dominance, but Cormier reminds us that “he’s not Khabib.” Unlike Khabib, whose dominance was outwardly evident, Makhachev faces moments of scrutiny despite his impressive performances.

 

Is It Unfair To compare Islam Makhachev With Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Cormier’s argument centers on the unfairness of comparing Makhachev to Khabib. Khabib’s unparalleled dominance left no room for doubt, whereas Makhachev’s journey is still unfolding. Khabib’s legacy casts a long shadow, and expecting Makhachev to replicate it is unrealistic. Cormier aptly summed it up: “Nobody’s Khabib” Makhachev deserves recognition for his own accomplishments without being overshadowed by comparisons.

In the ever-evolving landscape of MMA, Islam Makhachev continues to impress. While he may not be Khabib, he’s carving his own path—one that deserves appreciation and respect. As fans, let’s celebrate Makhachev’s unique journey and recognize his achievements without burdening him with unattainable expectations.

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