Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped with joy seeing Islam Makhachev win over Drew Dober in the third round of featherweight duel at UFC 259, Sunday (7/3) afternoon WIB.
Islam won over Dober via arm triangle choke during the third round 1 minute 37 seconds. This is the seventh straight win for Islam in the UFC lightweight class.
An interesting moment in the Islam vs Dober duel was Khabib's presence at the corner of the Russian fighter. Khabib acted as the Islamic trainer in this duel.
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Khabib is delighted to see Islam, his best friend, win for the seventh straight time at the UFC.
"Look at Khabib," said friend and commentator at UFC 259, Daniel Cormier.
Khabib deserved to be happy to see Islam win. The Eagle even predicts that Islam will become the ruler of the UFC light class, a class previously controlled by Khabib before deciding to retire.
White continued to try to convince Khabib to return to fighting. However, it would be difficult for Khabib to return to the UFC if Islam is also in the light class.
Islam himself urged the UFC to give him a big fight after defeating Dober. Islam challenged Tony Ferguson, a fighter who was scheduled to face Khabib five times, but always failed to materialize.