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Joe Rogan Calls Islam Makhachev The “Boogeyman” Of Lightweight Division

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Saikat Banerjee
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UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is so impressed with Islam Makhachev, that he’s ready to call the newly crowned Lightweight champion the “Boogeyman” of the division.

Makhachev faced Charles Oliveira for the vacant 155-pound title in the main event of UFC 280 back on 22nd October and with a dominating performance, Makhachev submitted Oliveira in the second round to become the new lightweight champion.

Islam’s the most dominant of all the contenders: Joe Rogan

The Dagestani’s performance against ‘Do Bronx’ was heavily praised by the masses, including Joe Rogan, who said that the Russian, a close associate of Khabib Nurmagomedov, is on a different stratum compared to the rest of the division.

“Watching Islam (Makhachev) and Charles Oliveira, that was, what a fight that was,” Rogan said on his podcast, “Islam Makhachev must have the most incredible squeeze, his squeeze must be out of this world. Because, you see how quick Charles tapped once he clamped that on him. I mean, whoof.  That dude is on another level. I mean, he is the truth. I was always impressed with him. But, I mean, I was saying, leading up to him getting a shot at the world title, he’s the boogeyman of that division.”

“He’s the guy that everyone was saying, he’s the most dominant of all the contenders,” Rogan went on, “Then when he tapped (Drew) Dober, that was a big one. When he tapped Dan Hooker, that was a big one too. It’s like the way he’s tapping these guys, who are these world-class fighters, he’s just f*****g running through them.”

“But the fact that he got on Oliveira and mounted him, and then submitted him with an arm-triangle, head and arm choke like that. He submitted the guy with the most submissions in the history of the sport (the UFC). The way he did it, he’s so f*****g methodical and dominant, and Oliveira tested him. I mean he got out of bad positions in the first round, got back up to his feet, hit him with some good shots. But Makhachev, he’s the f*****g truth,” he added. [H/T BJPenn.com]

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