Islam Makhachev explained why Dagestani fighters were superior in the fight. Makhachev suggested that wrestling be considered a national sport in Russia’s Dagestan region.
While chatting with Meth Serra and Jim Norton on the UFC Filterless podcast, Islam Makhachev discussed several topics. Khabib Nurmagomedov, a rising star from Dagestan and a longtime teammate of the MMA legend, explained why wrestling is deeply ingrained in Dagestan culture.
Matt Serra had words to praise Islam Makhachev. Serra told Makhachev that he was on a different level in his recent fight against a tough opponent at Drew Dober.
In response, Islam Makhachev praised his Dagestani struggle for his excellent performance against Dober. Makhachev said:
“Because, brother, we have, you know, different levels of wrestling skills in Dagestan; that’s why.”
Serra said he wanted to know how effective the Dagestani struggle and struggle was, and asked Islam Makhachev if it was selflessness or the difficult geographical conditions in which they grew up.
While emphasizing that Dagestan is a beautiful place, Serra also said that it is difficult to connect to Wi-Fi there due to its remote mountainous terrain. Matt Serra began to ask what Russia and Dagestan are in the struggle, especially what is such a unique place. Makhachev commented:
“I think 90 percent of everyone fights because it’s like a national sport in Dagestan. That’s why people love this sport. We have a lot of Olympic champions. And there are national sports like football in the United States, but Dog We have a struggle in Iston. ”
Watch the following interview:
Islam Makhachev spoke about wrestling and MMA in his youth