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Once Makhachev went to battle with the flag of Poland. Why Islam did not fight for Russia?

Evgeny Narizhny

Khabib’s friend deceived everyone and knocked out the opponent in 30 seconds.

On October 22 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Islam Makhachev will fight for the lightweight championship belt against Charles Oliveira. The Russian fighter is on a series of 10 victories in a row and is considered the favorite in the upcoming fight. Throughout his career, Islam represented Russia, and even went to some fights with a tricolor. However, one fight may raise questions – Makhachev entered it not with a white-blue-red, but with a red-white canvas.

Before the second professional fight at the M-1 Selection Ukraine tournament, a student of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov entered the ring with the flag of Poland on his back. At the same time, his compatriots and comrades, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rustam Khabilov, who also performed at this event, did without any state symbols at the exit.

After Makhachev reached the ring with the Polish flag, he dealt with his opponent Tengiz Khuchua in 30 seconds. Islam deftly dropped the opponent on the canvas and hit him on the head several times, after which the fight was stopped. At the announcement of the winner, Khabib’s friend also took the flag of Poland. But what does this republic have to do with Makhachev?

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It’s simple – at that moment Islam was a member of the Polish fight club Cobra. He went to the fight with a flag on which the symbols of the club were applied. Neither before nor after Makhachev appeared in a cage with the flag of this country – probably, his stay in the Cobra BC was short-lived. Khabib and Rustam Khabilov were part of the Ukrainian Dobro club – they did not appear with the flag of Poland or any other.

Today Islam accurately and without reservation represents Russia. He does not enter the cage with the flag of this country, but during the first fight of Makhachev in the UFC, the joyful Abdulamanap Nurmagomedov waved the tricolor. In three months, the fighter can become the fourth champion of the promotion from Russia, and he went to this position for a long 12 years – on August 1, 2012, Islam made his professional debut.



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