“Stick to fighting champ” – Islam Makhachev hilariously introspects picks for UFC 291 after terrible outcomes

Islam Makhachev sends out humurous tweet acknowledging bad picks of UFC 291. Only Bobby Green managed to win from the lightweight champion's pick.

“Stick to fighting champ” – Islam Makhachev hilariously introspects picks for UFC 291 after terrible outcomes

Islam Makhachev speaks on fighting Charles Oliveira in rematch ( Image source: Getty Images)

UFC’s dominant lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, excels inside the octagon with his efficient and calculated approach. However, his picks for UFC 291 didn’t pan out as expected, resulting in a series of unfortunate outcomes.

Makhachev had chosen fighters like Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz, De Lima, Green, and Chiesa to emerge victorious at the PPV event. Surprisingly, only Bobby Green managed to secure a win with an impressive performance by submitting UFC veteran Tony Ferguson in the final moments of the third round.

Unfortunately for Makhachev’s picks, Gaethje knocked out Poirier in the second round, Blachowicz lost by decision against Alex Periera, and Kevin Holland swiftly submitted Chiesa in the very first round. Makhachev didn’t shy away from his misjudgment, humorously accepting that his predictions were far from ideal in a tweet, stating, “That was bad picks.”

Now, Makhachev faces a tough challenge ahead, scheduled for a second defense of his lightweight title against former champion Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi. With the likes of Oliveira, Gaethje, and Volkanovski in the queue, Makhachev’s hands are full. Yet, if he can replicate his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s feat and retire with the UFC title, his championship reign will indeed go down in the history books.

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Internet reacts to Islam Makhachev’s bad picks for UFC 291

Islam Makhachev Charles Oliveira
Islam Makhachev beat Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 to win the Lightweight title ( Image source: Getty Images)

The internet is not short of hilarious banter between UFC fighters and their fans. Islam Makhachev chose five fighters to win at UFC 291. However, only one of them managed to get the win. Makhachev followed up with a tweet acknowledging his poor picks for the fight, and the internet responded. Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:

The UFC 294 event is starting to take shape. The occasion is slated for October in Abu Dhabi. Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira will headline the main event and compete again for the lightweight title.

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