‘Pound-for-pound wafflers’ Conor McGregor slams Islam Makhachev, Alex Volkanovski’s performance at UFC 284

While both Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski gave outstanding octagon performances at yesterday’s UFC 284, from the perspective of Conor McGregor, neither put on a fantastic show.

Yesterday at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, the main event of UFC 284 featured Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski. With scores of 48-47, 48-47, and 49-46, Makhachev retained his lightweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Alexander Volkanovski, the reigning featherweight champion.

UFC enthusiasts had been waiting for a long time for the great fight between Volkanovski and Makhachev, and when it finally happened, they turned to Twitter to convey their instant thoughts and sentiments, and Conor was no exception.

Conor, who has been out of the octagon for nearly two years, blasted both divisional champions in a tweet, writing, “Pound for pound wafflers.” It’s not really that surprising of a response coming from the Irishman, considering that the former lightweight champion has been making a mockery of the current pound-for-pound toppers of the world even before the fight.

Before the super-fight between the Australian and the Dagestani, the Irishman posted a picture of the two fighters on Twitter with the caption “My two old belts. On two little ticks. This fight does 10 buys.” However, as a result of the criticism from UFC fans, Conor had no choice but to delete both tweets after they were published.

The Notorious was one of the very few fighters in the history of the UFC to accomplish the feat of becoming a champion in two different weight classes. Conor managed to become a champion in both the featherweight and lightweight categories at the same time.

Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski, who was already the champion in the featherweight division, entered the octagon against Makhachev to be the champion in the lightweight division as well to achieve the rare feat but was unsuccessful in doing so.

Islam risked losing his lightweight title to Alex but came out on top, making him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. On Twitter, some of The Notorious’s fans argued that with this performance Islam could not have won the bout had he faced The Notorious today 

This year, Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited comeback to the UFC octagon, facing off against Michael Chandler later part of this year. Before the fight, though, they’ll square off as rival coaches on the 31st season of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter which premieres on May 30.


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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