Makhachev reveals the only factor that bothers him about having Khabib as a training partner

Lightweight champion says the veteran's presence alters the development of his gym teammates

next to Khabib Nurmagomedov since the beginning of his successful career, Islam makhachev opened the game and made a surprising revelation about his daily life with his compatriot. When commenting on behind-the-scenes training, the current lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) highlighted the factor that bothers him when the 'Eagle' is monitoring the training sessions. sparring carried out at the gym.

“When Khabib is here, it's more difficult, because when I go to the cage with opponents, some of the guys, like today, I did two rounds with Usman (Nurmagomedov), two rounds with another guy, they want to be right in front of Khabib and they give me more work”, declared Islam in an interview with 'Weighin In Podcast'.


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Working at AKA, Makhachev trains with big names in MMA. In addition to Khabib, the athlete hones his best skills with Belal Muhammad |, Usman Nurmagomedov and Javier Mendez. At 32 years old, the athlete is closely monitored by the former champion, despite no longer being able to count on his presence in the corner during fights held in the UFC.

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Scheduled for the event on June 1, Makhachev is preparing for his third title defense in a confrontation against Dustin poirier. A favorite at the bookmakers, the Russian promises to finish the American just like Khabib did. The fight will take place in Newark (USA).

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