“Not cared about winning,” Bobby Green explains what makes his fighting style more exciting than Islam Makhachev ahead of UFC Vegas 49

Green might pull off the biggest upset of 2022 if he wins against Makhachev who hasn't lost a fight since 2015.

Bobby Green-Islam Makhachev
Bobby Green-Islam Makhachev

When it comes to Bobby Green, you couldn’t be impressed more by the man’s grit. At this point, his upcoming opponent Islam Makhachev is literally acting like a threat to the whole UFC division yet Green took the fight on 10 days short notice after Makhachev’s originally assigned opponent Beneil Dariush had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. What else is more commendable is that Green had his last fight not long ago when he fought through a unanimous decision victory over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271 on February 12, 2022.

Bobby Green Islam Makhachev
Bobby Green at UFC 271

Green is a Strikeforce veteran and hence was part of UFC’s parental company Zuffa’s purchase of the promotion. Green first fought in Strikeforce in 2011 and he first fought in UFC in 2013. A product of Pinnacle MMA, Green is 29-12 in his overall MMA career with a draw. 18 of his 29 wins came via finishes.

Bobby Green Islam Makhachev

Bobby Green Islam Makhachev
Bobby Green and Islam Makhachev

In a pre-fight media scrum of UFC Vegas 49, Green talks about his fight against Makhachev and how does he excite people more than his opponent with his fighting style.

My whole thing is entertainment, excitement, you know, says Green So he can be championship material but it’s just f**ing boring nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares. I have fallen asleep watching his fights and then I say ‘Oh there’s the finish,’ so they can show a bunch of finishes which is cool but it was sleeping, it was boring [and] it was lacklustre. [For] Some of these guys it’s just a match, you know, it’s just about the win. Everybody just wants to win. And that’s cool for those guys, that’s never been my intention.

I never really cared about winning, I cared about entertaining, my style, I cared about what type of s**t I am putting out, you know. Because a lot of these things, nobody wants to see, they will never be watched again, they will never be played again, concludes Green.

What do you make of Green’s commitment to entertaining over winning? Do you think that fighters should approach the same way as Green? Who do you think would win between Green and Makhachev this Saturday?

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