Lightweight title holder Islam Makhachev will face Australian Alex Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 284 in Perth on February 12.
Even earlier, the Russian fighter stated that his friend and teacher Khabib Nurmagomedov, who left the MMA industry, would not second him in this match for the first time.
A little weather and Khabib himself confirmed his absence in the corner of Islam and in his upcoming fight. At the same time, the former champion did not forget about the words of farewell to the current champion.
“Me and my slippers will not be in Australia, but you, brother, are the best in this game. Repeat and prove to them that you are the first, ”Khabib wrote on his page on the social network, at the same time highlighting a segment of Makhachev’s victorious fight with the Brazilian Oliveira.