Islam Makhachev has been pulled out from UFC main even this week due to the staph infection. The fighter was forced to withdraw from the event which could be a new stepping stone for his life time. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov has commiserated the athlete and advised him to stay motivated for the next fight.
Islam had to fight with Rafael Dos Anjos, a who has a record pf 29-13-0 and was going to be a tough challenge for the Dagestan fighter. Moreover, Islam has left the message for his fans on twitter.
He says: ‘Injuries and illnesses are part of the game and there is nothing we can do’. My apologies to all my fans and supporters around the world who’s been wating for this fight. I ‘ll be back soon’
After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, all eyes are on young, new, agile and tough competitors that are born and bought up in Dagestan. Islam Makhachev, whose career was just initiated with victory over Leo Kuntz, followed by a loss and then many great victories. The fighter has been in highlight since the UFC 187 and more probably now as after the undisputed, undefeated light weight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from the sports.
On Instagram post, he left the message with a photo of him and khabib by saying: ‘It took a lot of hard practice, sparing and preparation to be in the shape. As I started loosing the weight to be leaner, I caught by infection that has been caught by many during the sessions.’
Islam was receiving many praises and good response from the fan. Fans all around the world are sending love through their parcels to Islam in AKA. This tells about the fan following of the upcoming fighter. Therefore, there was a lot of anticipation about this bout and was on trend until the fighter pulled out from the competition.
Islam also added on his emotions on Instagram by saying: ‘This year was difficult for my career. A lot of fights are missed and annulled. But no matter what, I will go for the belt no matter what it takes’.
Khabib has called repeatedly and praised the talent of Islam by saying that the recent talent from Dagestan-Russia is un beatable and therefore, fighters such as Islam has be watched. Khabib has condoled Islam by adding is post on Instagram as: ‘Injuries are a part of this game. In order to be champion, you would have to go through with a lot. Wish you patience and good luck for future to you my brother Islam Makhachev’.
He also added saying of Last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as, ‘Know that what has passed should not have happened to you and what has happened should not passed you. There is no victory without patience, wins without loss and relief without difficulty’.
With strange twist of fate or fortune, Makhachev has been pulled out of fight against Dos Anjos in fight card of UFC 254. Islam has to wait for the next fight and there is a clear hope that he would either get Rafael Dos Anjos or any other fight. The cousin and training partner or Khabib, Umar Nurmagomedov was also discarded from the UFC 254 due to mums and staph infection.