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Islam Makhachev Admits Underestimating Dustin Poirier and His Guillotine ‘is a Big Mistake’ -“I gave my neck a lot in training”

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Islam Makhachev is not mincing words when it comes to his upcoming fight against Dustin Poirier. The reigning lightweight champion has made it clear that underestimating Poirier would be a grave error, and he’s particularly wary of Poirier’s guillotine choke.

In a recent interview, Islam Makhachev emphasized that he’s not joking when he says Poirier has a good guillotine. He recalled giving his neck a lot in training, and despite media skepticism, he stands by his assessment. Poirier’s guillotine is no laughing matter, and Makhachev is prepared to defend against it.

Islam Makhachev stated “I gave my neck a lot in training… 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. We have seen his last fight. It was the same thing, everyone didn’t give Dustin any chance… so it’s a big mistake to underestimate Dustin.”

Interestingly, Makhachev’s mentor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, also had a close call with Poirier’s guillotine in their title fight at UFC 242. Although Poirier cinched in what looked like a deep choke, Nurmagomedov managed to escape. Makhachev acknowledges this but remains confident that he won’t fall victim to the same fate.

Islam Makhachev Predicts His Upcoming Bout Against Dustin Poirier

Makhachev’s prediction for the fight-ending sequence is straightforward: “We will start, and I will try to take him down. He will try to get me in a guillotine choke. I will defend the guillotine. I will give him a couple of punches. He will give his back, then I will finish.”

Poirier, on the other hand, has no plans of abandoning his desire to secure his first win by guillotine choke against Makhachev. He even created his own merchandise, playfully embracing the guillotine theme.

As fight fans eagerly await UFC 302, one thing is certain: Makhachev isn’t underestimating Poirier, and he’s well aware of the danger posed by that lethal guillotine.

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