MMA Twitter Reacts to Islam Makhachev’s Win Over Alex Volkanovski at UFC 284

Reactions came pouring in after Makhachev defended his lightweight title against ‘The Great’

Alex Volkanovski, Islam Makhachev, UFC 284
Credit: UFC (via Twitter)

Reigning featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski faced lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in the headlining bout of UFC 284 at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

‘The Great’ entered as a big underdog opposite Makhachev in his quest to achieve ‘double-champ’ status. He put in a tough performance to go the distance. Eventually, Makhachev managed to edge him out on the judges’ scorecards by unanimous decision. Following the outcome, reactions from the MMA community came flooding in.

MMA Twitter reacts to Islam Makhachev’s win over Alex Volkanovski at UFC 284

Current UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling chimed in:

“We got ourselves a fight here lads! Islam up 2 rounds. Not completely out of this but is for sure getting hurt when he tries to close the distance. Islam seems to be seeing when Volk is gonna blitz in. #UFC284”

Former two-division champion-turned-analyst Daniel Cormier shared his reaction:

“This crowd is on fire !!!!! #UFC284,” he continued. “That was a bad scorecard. 3-2 Volk lost nothing tonight. He fought better than anyone thought he could. He is as good as anyone at any weight in the world. Great fight overall.”

UFC Asia wrote:

“Pushing the lightweight champ to his limits! Hats off to @AlexVolkanovski for putting up one hella performance! #UFC284”

UFC star Muhammad Mokaev tweeted:

“Congratulations champ [Makhachev]”

UFC wrote:

“The new world P4P #1 and NOBODY can take that away from.”

Kenny Florian chimed in:

“Hard to tell if Volk is watching his work a bit after he lands (dropping his hands) or if he’s keeping them low to get inside position/under hooks. Great fight so far.”

“Volk deserves a rematch if he wants it. Have a great night everybody! See you on @anikflorianpod there’s much to talk about. That was a brilliant superfight.”

Former UFC star Nate Diaz weighed in:

“Yeah right Islam got his asss whooped”

Former UFC two-division champ Henry Cejudo commented:

“Respect @MAKHACHEVMMA @alexvolkanovskiThat was one of the most competitive fights in the history of the sport. Islam needs to press and be more aggressive with his takedown attempts. Use the cage. #UFC284”

More fighters and members weighed in on the result

Former UFC champion Cody Garbrandt shared his thoughts:

“Let’s run it back !!! Would love to see this fight again !!”

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega wrote:

“What a fucken fight!!!”

Former UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk weighed in:

“#ufc284 what a round for @alexvolkanovski”

UFC Aus/NZ captured Israel Adesanya’s reaction:

“Yep, @Stylebender is all of us right now!”

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson wrote:

“Bisping said beautiful left hand from the champ … ain’t they both champs“

Kevin Iole commented:

“NIce left by VOlk and big right by Islam hurts him”

Marvin Vettori weighed in:

“This fight is crazy”

Teddy Atlas shared his thoughts:

“Great round, great fight, exactly what a fight representing the 2 best should be. #UFC284”

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera chimed in:

“You call out the little guy. The little guy might kick ya ass.”

Stephen Thompson wrote:

“What a fight. I think that round goes to volk! 2-1 Islam #UFC284. Man oh man. They are also in Australia…know what I mean…judging #ufc284”

Michael Chiesa weighed in:

“VVVVOOOOLLLLKKKK!!!!!!!!! This is crazy!!!!! #UFC284”

Published on February 12, 2023 at 1:33 am
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