“Daddy gave sons their lunch money” – Fans in shock after learning Islam Makhachev paid for Alexander Volkanovski and team’s lunch after head kick win at UFC 294

Islam Makhachev showed his kind side after fighting Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294. Craig Jones revealed the whole story on his podcast.


“Daddy gave sons their lunch money” – Fans in shock after learning Islam Makhachev paid for Alexander Volkanovski and team’s lunch after head kick win at UFC 294

Islam Makhachev paid the bills of Alexander Volkanovski and crew (via Instagram)

The lightweight champion Islam Makhachev knocked out Alexander Volkanovski in his title defense in UFC 294. After that, Craig Jones, the Jiu-Jitsu instructor for Volkanovski, said that Makhachev had paid for their lunch. This incident happened when Jones and Volkanovski were in a coffee shop to meet someone from the UAE.

Volkanovski and crew had a meeting with a guy called ‘The General’ at a coffee shop. To their surprise, Islam Makhachev was also invited. Apparently, ‘The General’ wanted to see Makhachev as well before he left Dubai. So, Makhachev sat at a different table when Volkanovski and crew spotted him. Then, Makhachev paid their check, to their surprise. Here’s what Craig Jones said about the incident on his YouTube channel:

Islam actually paid our check which was super kind of the guy. Right? We didn't hear about it until after. But, then Volk and Islam obviously got a photo together and stuff. All friendly, all cool.
Craig Jones (via B-Team Jiu Jitsu)

After Makhachev paid their bills, they met and talked about stuff, according to Jones. That was when Volkanovski and Makhachev took a photo together which went viral on social media. Jones said that it was a kind gesture from Makhachev. He further mentioned it was all friendly and cool between the rivals.

Now, Alexander Volkanovski is eyeing a matchup with Illia Topuria in January 2024. On the other hand, Makhachev is expected to defend his title against Charles Olivera soon. If not, Justin Gaethje also deserves a title fight. The UFC will likely choose one or the other.

Fans react to the gesture of Islam Makhachev paying the bill of Alexander Volkanovski

Islam Makachev won against Alexander Volkanovski via an incredible head-kick knockout. Although the loss was hard, Volkanovski respected Makhachev as a fellow fighter. Later, Craig Jones mentioned that Makhachev paid their check for lunch unexpectedly. Further, he said this was a kind gesture from the champion.

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski (via Fox Sports)

Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev have huge respect for each other despite their rivalry. While Craig Jones said Makhachev paying their bills was a kind gesture, some fans are cryptic about it. Here is how the fans reacted to the gesture from Makhachev:

The two champions are known for their dominance and tenacity. Volkanovski is the featherweight champion and had five title defenses to his name. Makhachev is the lightweight champion and had two title defenses. They look forward to defending their titles and reigning as champions in their respective divisions.

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