UFC Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is back to training as he prepares to defend his title this year. The 32-year-old is one of the most complete fighters in the division and is fresh off a victory at UFC 294. Makhachev is waiting for his next fight but is still putting in the hard yards in practice.

A recent video on Instagram reveals the 32-year-old wrestling with former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Eagle’ previously coached Makhachev to the title. However, he announced his retirement from coaching lately, but it seems he is back again. The fans seemed excited to watch the video and shared their opinions on the whole.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the biggest names the UFC has ever seen. The Dagestani fighter held a professional record of 29-0 in his career before announcing his retirement from the sport. Makhachev is now following in the footsteps of the former champion and is the current lightweight champion. The 32-year-old previously showed his willingness to fight four times this year. However, he has yet to receive any confirmation from the UFC.


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Known for his work ethics and hard practice sessions, the champion can be seen putting in the hard yards with his former coach. The fans, after watching the video, seemed super excited and shared their opinions. Let us take a look at some comments below.

Islam Makhachev’s training with ‘The Eagle’ excites the fans

One fan from Tajikistan commented “Respect from Tajikistan”

Another user shared his thoughts on the bond between the two Dagestani fighters. “Islam you are the luckiest person in the world because you have your best friend Habib.”

One user seemed super impressed by the video and commented, “I could watch this for hours.”

Another user wants ‘ The Eagle’ to come out of retirement. “Khabib please ask permission from your mom and make it 30-0 i think about this everyday.”

One more fan commented about the dominance of the former champion. They said, “In the game of blood. A man without any scratch. The eagle khabib nurmagomedov.”

Some other awestruck comments included:

Habib Nurmagomedov even after completing his career in uniform”


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 “Two outstanding sportsmen of today”

Makhachev, till date, has defended his title twice in his career and has come out on top on both occasions. The 32-year-old is expected to face Charles Oliveira next after their match up at UFC 294 got cancelled. However, there is still no official announcement of the fight yet. As the lightweight kingpin enters his preparation phase, he has received a new threat from the featherweight champion Ilia Topuria.

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The current featherweight champion till date has maintained a perfect record of 15-0 and is now eyeing the double champion status. Do you feel Ilia Topuria will challenge Islam Makhachev soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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