Daniel Cormier Claims Islam Makhachev Is Going To Take Over MMA After Khabib Nurmagomedov
The world of MMA was just not ready to witness a world champion MMA fighter from the small region of Dagestan – but it happened. When Khabib Nurmagomedov become the number one undefeated MMA champion and subsequently the #1 pound-for-pound fighter, the world was not expecting it. However, there was one individual who forecasted this: former light-heavyweight and heavyweight UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Earlier in 2017, the UFC commentator had predicted that the republic of Dagestan – which is smaller than the state of West Virginia in population – has the capability of producing world-class fighters and wrestlers.
Nevertheless, his prediction turned out to be true when Khabib became the undefeated 155-pound UFC champion. Not only that, Khabib secured a new record in the history of UFC. “The talent of athletes from Dagestan is not new to me,” Daniele asserts. “I have seen the best potential of Dagestan athletes during my wrestling career. When I first saw Khabib fighting fearlessly, I was assured that Dagestan has the capability of producing international wrestlers. I bet it is alarming for the wrestling world. While every country in the world is struggling with producing international athletes, the republic of Dagestan is nailing it – producing the best wrestlers one after another.”
Furthermore, the UFC commentator asserts that as he watches Islam Makhachev in the ring, he is assured that Islam is the next world champion. “These guys are just unstoppable,” says Daniele hinting at the Dagestan wrestlers. “Look at Makhachev,” he says. According to the UFC commentator, Makhachev is as stoppable as Khabib.
Is Makhachev the Next UFC Champion After Khabib Nurmagomedov?
It is pertinent to mention here that Khabib announced his retirement after a record 29-0 fights in the UFC championship. Following his incredibly successful at the UFC, Khabib is now coaching many Dagestan athletes and Islam Makhachev is one of them.
Makhachev has already made his name in the UFC with a 22-1 record. Many UFC experts are foreseeing that Makhachev will soon win the UFC gold, and Daniele Cormier is one of them. “When we look at Makhachev, he has the same spirit as Khabib,” Daniele argues. “He is just as unstoppable as Khabib. As he already sits on the top of the UFC, sooner or later, he will reserve the UFC gold under his name. I am pretty certain that his abilities at weight class are second to none.”
Furthermore, Daniele asserts that Islam has the same enthusiasm in the gym as he has in the ring. And that sets him apart from other athletes. “I love this guy’s enthusiasm and self-confidence,” says Daniele about Islam Makhachev. “Whenever I talk to him, he is full of energy and enthusiasm. He challenges me to bring Jordan Burroughs – the Olympic gold medalist – to face him. He is so sure about himself. He is the next UFC champion for sure.”
More in MMA
NFL Draft: A Sensible Preparation by Jets and Giants
Thursday night marks the start of the NFL Draft’s first round. Both the Jets and Giants have significant decisions. The Jets...May 6, 2022
Top Four Richest YouTubers in the World
Initially, YouTube was used as a one-minute video platform of plagiarized Daily Show clips and skateboard accidents. Now, it has become...May 4, 2022
Tommy Fury And Jake Paul’s Fued
The 22-year-old Love Island star has been involved in a bitter feud with 24-year-old American YouTube star Jake, with even Tommy’s...April 27, 2022
Olympians are Raising Their Voices for Athletes’ Mental Health
Mental health is a topic that has often been left on the sidelines, despite its significance and importance. Even now, people...April 24, 2022
How Similar Are The Master Goals of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth’s Actually?
This week, if the inspirations of Thomas and Spieth at the Masters are comparable it must not sound like a surprise...April 12, 2022
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were Paid $13 Million Each to Film a Movie You’ve Never Heard Of
It’s no secret that A-list celebrities get multimillion-dollar paychecks to star in high-profile films. Actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are...March 20, 2022
What Does Russian Owner’s Sanctions Mean For Chelsea?
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich’s a billionaire Russian oligarch and politician and also hold Israeli and Portuguese citizenship. Abramovich is the primary owner...March 17, 2022
Popular F1 Champion Sebastian Vettle Refuses to Race At 2022 Russian Grand Prix Amid Ukraine Invasion
After the pandemic, the world’s greatest on-top of the news is that Russia has launched an invasion of Ukraine. The president,...March 10, 2022
Formula 1 2022: Dramatic New Cars Revealed
Formula 1 will be carrying out its 73rd running of the Formula One World Championship, which is recognized by the Fédération...March 1, 2022