Things are not going well for Islam Makhachev at all. First, Khabib stops physical attendance at UFC events, secondly, he does not get the #1 spot in the pound-for-pound rankings even after defeating Alexander Volkanovski, and later Dan Hooker accused him of cheating. After some investigation, some good news seems to be on the way.
The chair of the Western Australia Combat Sport Commission, Bob Kucera had this to say, “The Combat Sport Commission of Western Australia does not condone any form of cheating within the combat sports industry,”
In a now-deleted tweet, Makhachev’s manager Ali Abdelaziz claimed, “Any fighter under the UFC banner can take 2-3 liters of IV as long as it’s done by a nurse or professional”
The commission seems to have, “clear codes and policies that align with the World Anti-Doping Agency and bans the misuse of intravenous drips.”
Kucera was open to any relevant proof of the accusation, “The Commission has no conclusive evidence that any athlete at the UFC 284 event held at RAC Arena has breached WADA or the commission’s policies. The Commission has not received a complaint relating to any athlete at the UFC 284 event held at RAC Arena. The Commission invites anyone with any relevant information to contact us.”
Why did Dan Hooker make these accusations against Islam Makhachev?
Firstly, we can analyze Makhachev’s comments. The lightweight champ stated that he doesn’t expect justice from the UFC regarding the pound-for-pound rankings as he already saw what happened to Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan and Magomed Ankalaev. His comments expose a dark side of the UFC fandom.
Both the UFC officials along with the western fandom have their fair share of western propaganda victims. Following the Ukraine war, there seems to be anti-Russia sentiment across the west. What these people fail to realize is that, if the Russian fighters were at the war, they wouldn’t be inside the Octagon competing.
Secondly, we need to remember, Dan actually lost to Makhachev. Another sore loser Bobby Green also hinted at a potential steroid abuse case against the Dagestani champ. While not liking someone is understandable, spreading false rumors that could damage his career is absolutely unacceptable.
We hope Dan Hooker finds a different profession since he is failing so badly inside the Octagon.