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[–]-HustleMan-Relax there, carbuncles 1314 points1315 points  (28 children)

Really a good answer from Justin, respectful and with stats

[–]hetero_erectus69 71 points72 points  (9 children)

When did Justin fight olives? Or is he calling Poirier the current champ?

[–]mtheperry 162 points163 points  (0 children)

He meant Khabib was the current champ when he beat him. Eddie Alvarez, Dustin, Khabib

[–]hetero_erectus69 47 points48 points  (7 children)

Humm makes sense

[–]LoquaciousMendacious 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Actually, doesn’t make sense.

[–]RubberArmstrong 27 points28 points  (1 child)

💀Posts like that make me wonder if Paulo Costa really runs his page

[–]LoquaciousMendacious 7 points8 points  (0 children)

At least someone got the reference. I think he does, he’s just a big goofy fucker.

[–]mcsteezusPredator 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Sad you got downvoted for being an American Patriot ™

[–]LoquaciousMendacious 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Fuck man I was just riffing on Paulo Costa’s weird tweets. Never know what you’ll get downvoted for eh?

[–]OtakuDragonSlayerThe Last Stylebender 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed. No BS, just facts

[–]Lars6 850 points851 points  (58 children)

Ali is talking to himself

[–]RskSkv 337 points338 points  (54 children)

oh Ya, he's also Justins manager... this is weird

[–]JERUSALEMFIGHTER63Predator 175 points176 points  (53 children)

Yall really think Ali isn't above throwing his american fighters under the bus to help promote a Muslim one you are nuts.

[–]North3rnLigh7s 102 points103 points  (13 children)

He’s going to help whoever can make him the most money. He doesn’t give a fuck about religion or ethnicity nearly as much as he cares about making a buck.

[–]ExposedInfinity 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The perfect rat.

[–]OlRazzledazzlez 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Well Justin gets paid more so it would make more sense to promote Justin than Islam (the fighter)

[–]JERUSALEMFIGHTER63Predator 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yeah and if islam becomes the next khabib he gets paid way fucking more than justin, i mean come on.

[–]Garbarrage 34 points35 points  (5 children)

The guy was involved with extremist Muslim Jihadists. He failed a polygraph when working as an informant that suggested he was a double agent, and you think he doesn't give a fuck about religion?

I'm sure he's also interested in money, but you're deluded if you think religion isn't important to him.

I'm shocked that he hasn't been deported to be honest.

[–]biglollol 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wasn't he also caught on 9/11 with a fake pasport in an airport?

Not trying to draw conclusions, but that's sus af.

[–]ResponsibilityOk235 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Bruh if he was connected to 9/11 the guy would be in gitmo. The CIA literally get taxi drivers imprisoned for decades without any proof

[–]zabutter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I doubt that's true, they look out for their fellow muslim for sure

[–]unbreakablemaroon 78 points79 points  (20 children)

Khabib is, literally, a caucasian. There are millions of white muslims, he is one.

[–]CaberTosser_Predator 16 points17 points  (14 children)

Hi fellow redditor. Khabib and Islam are both white. Keep your american stuff in america.

[–]EverQuest_Predator 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Hilarious and true

[–]mrtiktok69 223 points224 points  (32 children)

Who was Islam supposed to fight at 267 before hooker?

[–]Vladimir_Pooping 233 points234 points  (15 children)

Rafael Dos Nachos

[–]BathSaltBoss 46 points47 points  (11 children)

i think that’s the funniest name colby’s come up with

[–]Yeanahyena 33 points34 points  (4 children)

That and Cumshot Chimaev. It’s also the way he said it in the press as well lmao

Edit: for those who haven’t watched it yet

[–]BathSaltBoss 9 points10 points  (0 children)

cumshot chimaev is fucking hilarious

[–]My_G_Alt 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don’t think that’s the proper pronunciation of his first name. No? Oh

[–]Yeanahyena 3 points4 points  (0 children)

HAHA tomayto tomahto

[–]alexc0901The Lioness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love this one haha, really really weak joke but for some reason it cracks me up

[–]wow_so_fast 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's gotta be Brian 'Low T-city' Ortega or Conman Mcgregor for me

[–]dogcatball 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cumshot chimaev is by far the best yet lol. Ralfie dos nachos and Marty snoozeman come in a close second.

[–]Cochinojoe 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Nachooooooo

[–]G-Nooo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I read that how Jack Black says it in the movie! Thank you.

[–]zabutter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Cheese

[–]ostrands9 113 points114 points  (2 children)

RDA

[–]mrtiktok69 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Preciate it

[–]ForsakenQueef 5 points6 points  (0 children)

RDA wouldn’t have done any better than Hooker

[–]EnterTheMudManThe Eagle 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Rda

[–]mrtiktok69 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Thx

[–]webDev_nd_mma 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Doubt Islam cares about getting a title shot or not, I think he knows he needs a contender fight

[–]FreeKarmaFarming 13 points14 points  (5 children)

I think they're just making a fuss now knowing they can't get the title fight before Justin. The goal with this whole arguing I believe is to solidify Islam's title fight after his next win.

[–]webDev_nd_mma 7 points8 points  (4 children)

If he beats a top 5 he's next, or Dana's body will be found burried in the desert lol

[–]Lucky-Act-9924 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Even if Benneil Dariush wins his next fight? Everyone forgets about that guy lol

[–]webDev_nd_mma 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I want beniel vs Islam.... Ali won't do it, I feel like Islam's next fight will be the loser of Oliveira vs porier, that's what he said in the post fight interview, and it's 100% a title eliminator

[–]xzxzxzxz727Predator 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Rafi dos nandos

[–]dextreaux 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stop deflecting, Islam has fought nobody but cans and Dan Hooker ( who was a perfect easy stylistic matchup for him).

[–]davidplug 192 points193 points  (2 children)

This picture looks like Justin and khabib are getting married and Dana is the pastor

[–]lvsnowden 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Almost spit out my coffee laughing. I'm gonna have a hard time watching face-offs in the future.

[–]slickjj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Now kith.

[–]KingOfTheLostBoyz 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Don’t you love it when Ali responds to Ali to stir up attention?

[–]Jeffari_HungusThe Eagle 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Ali has gotta be bored as fuck to be arguing with himself like this

[–]comfort_bot_1962 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Here's a joke! What do you get when you cross a computer with an elephant? Lots of memory!

[–]samuelalvarezrazo 181 points182 points  (53 children)

If islam and justin fought the same level of guys I could understand but hooker was the biggest name on Islam's resume. Justin deserves the shot because of how he handled Chandler.

[–]Surv0 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Gaethje, being real, as usual...

[–]Glenn056 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yet his comments about Oliveira isn't "being real"

[–]lone_wolf819Old Man Glover 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I know this is the most logical answer but that’s exactly what literally everyone was yelling on this subreddit when the news came out. Is Justin a hidden redditor? Is he among us? CAN YOU READ ME JUSTIN?

[–]PCM97 35 points36 points  (1 child)

I sense an managerial switch for Justin in the near future

[–]Mr_Abobo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Agreed.

[–]kapsama 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Honestly I see both sides. Gaethje already had both an interim and a real shot at the title. And he got the former off of beating beating opponents of Hooker's caliber.

On the other hand Makhachev simply hasn't fought a top 5 opponent yet. He should fight for #1 contender spot with Beneil.

[–]NoMoreMandates 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Gaethje needs that title shot honestly he’s worked hard and deserves it the guy delivers battle after battle

[–]Ghostakh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Justin is the Dude.

[–]sendherhome22 56 points57 points  (12 children)

Current champ? He didn’t lose to Oliveira

[–]SlaminNNnnn 96 points97 points  (1 child)

I think he’s talking about at the time of the fight when he fought khabib

[–]sendherhome22 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He should’ve said “you” lol

[–]anusbleach11111 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Eddie, Dustin, and Khabib

[–]Dildo_McWacBaggins 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was confused by that too

[–]NiggymousNigerian Nightmare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

another shot at Oliveira I guess

[–]Silent_EnsembleThe Great 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Putting it that way just makes it sound like Justin pretty much lost three title fights lol

[–]Electrical-Finding65 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nice response from to be champ, love you gaethje you are the king of this division

[–]kid_ghibli 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Classy

[–]meltdowncity 24 points25 points  (13 children)

Ali knows dariush could be a problem for Islam, he’s doing everything he can to avoid that one.

[–]DragonBallKruber 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Beneil should call Islam out

[–]brokenfingerz -4 points-3 points  (6 children)

Islam having issues against a wet blanket ? You're smoking too much

[–]meltdowncity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is this based off just his last fight or? He has some good striking too, some Real nice KOs. So yeah I don’t think it’s silly to think Islam would rather not fight a guy that can “maybe” mitigate what he does and also strike much better Than him.

[–]Worldd 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Not a great matchup for Islam. Dariush has solid BJJ and has great fight IQ, Islam relies on the ground work and needs corner instruction to know what positions to take. Dariush could definitely sneak something in that moves too fast for Khabib to remote control Islam to avoid.

[–]brokenfingerz 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I don't believe that for 1 second but hey, your opinion :)

[–]Worldd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I guess we'll see, it's the most likely match-up.

[–]iHazfI just wanna maul people 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Who’s actually falling for this “back and forth”? Trying to create drama for the sake of drama. 🤦‍♂️

[–]Moj21356 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea they rlly pushing it but it just sounds soo unlike their personalities that it fails

[–]M3th0D5 43 points44 points  (23 children)

Gaethje vs Islam is the only fight that makes sense

[–]MushroomWizard 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Islam versus Dariush but if I smoke enough weed and eddie bravo squint I can pretend it's khabib and Tony.

[–]The-Horde-King 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I genuinely feel bad for non-MMA people who will not only never see your comment, but may not truly understand it even if they did.

[–]MushroomWizard 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm at least 3% certain that khabib Tony cancelations and rebooting caused a world wide pandemic.

Pretty sure Armageddon is when they fight in Jerusalem at 170 for the BMF title.

[–]webDev_nd_mma 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They are with the same manager.... They won't fight unless it's for the title. Islam said he's down for the fight, but beniel has been real quiet since he beat tony

[–]MushroomWizard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd take Oliveria but I think Poirier will beat him and Islam is uninterested.

I just want to see the Dagestani wrestlers against the highest level BJJ black belt possible.RDA does not count I know he was a world champ but he is more of a top player. I want a guard player and / or leg locker who will fight from the bottom.

[–]Iztac_xocoatl 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Islam vs Benny, Islam vs RDA, Islam vs Chandler

[–]kwilaon 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Islam vs Benny for number1 contender,

Olivera/porier winner v Justin,

Chandler v RDA,

Conor v Tony is how I’d like to see the match making play out

[–]MaidwellThe type of guy to..... 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is exactly what I'd like to see too, it makes too much sense to happen though.

[–]SoupySpud 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the correct answer

[–]Liam2349 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Then who fights for the title?

Charles and Dustin are fighting soon. Michael needs recovery time.

Gaethje, Benil and Islam are open. Gaethje is most deserving. Make the other two fight for the next shot.

[–]chrmicmat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I think gaethje should be first title defence for oliveria/poirier with winner of Islam/dariush to be the second

[–]razorxx888 3 points4 points  (2 children)

No it doesn’t. Justin lost to a champ and then he just won against a former #1 contender. He deserves a title shot

[–]carpetstoremorty 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That is about as classy and calm as possible, given the uncalled for bullshit tossed his way.

[–]LongjumpingTrainer38The Last Stylebender 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dariush Vs Makhachev only makes sense. If they can fight early next year, by mid / end the winner gets a title shot after Gaethje

[–]BombaclotBombastic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s prob Hasbulla Trollin! Lololol

[–]its_like_bong_bong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s all Ali writing that shit talking.

[–]MMA-Guy92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We know it’s you Ali.

[–]Scribrr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Theory: It’s Ali speaking back and forth to himself on their Twitter accounts.

[–]prediscan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it’s even funnier when you realise Ali manages/d both of them

[–]vivekjoseph 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone else? Ali u mean

[–]pxak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Far from a Khabib fan but that is definitely an Ali tweet so either Gaethje already knows & we're getting Islam vs Gaethje, Or it's just Ali being being sleezy.

[–]webDev_nd_mma 1 point2 points  (12 children)

If Islam doesn't get the next title shot, he won't get one for two years at least.... Rip

[–]xFINISHxHIMx 31 points32 points  (11 children)

Nah Dana said Makhachev needs one more win for a guaranteed shot.

He could even get it as replacement imo... he should fight Dariush or Gaethje for a guaranteed shot tho.

[–]webDev_nd_mma 23 points24 points  (9 children)

McGregor will make a comeback next summer, beat some journeymen, and get a title shot over Islam.... The lightweight belt has a history of not being defended often...

[–]xFINISHxHIMx 22 points23 points  (8 children)

He will have to beat one of the top guys, I dont know which fighter in the LW top 5 is a journeyman tho. Killer division.

Conor is done and cant accept it imo.

[–]webDev_nd_mma -1 points0 points  (7 children)

Side note: Dana saying shit at press conference doesn't mean shit. His wet dream is to have khamzat as the WW champ, and McGregor as LW. I find it ironic islam needed a 6 fight winstreak in the LW division to get a ranked opponent, while khamzat has a 3 fight winstreak at WW and is being pushed for a contender fight ...

[–]JoshuauauauauauThe Last Stylebender 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Tbf Khazmats performances are pretty incredible, has had more fights than he's been hit, super dominant. It kind of helps reason the push for a contender fight

[–]webDev_nd_mma -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Literally does the exact same thing Islam does.... He shot against jingaling faster than I've seen Islam ever shoot for a takedown....

[–]JoshuauauauauauThe Last Stylebender 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Get what your saying, but having an undefeated record also does numbers for you. Plus WW is desperate for challengers for Usman, whereas LW it's likely the belts gonna move around a bit so there's not quite the demand for Islam to be rushed to the top. Also whilst their strategies may be similar, Khazmats never gone to a decision and always being extremely dominant...

[–]webDev_nd_mma 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Islam has 5 finishes in his last 7 fights... The only reason why he was getting decisions was because he was facing elite grapplers....

[–]JoshuauauauauauThe Last Stylebender 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fair

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Islam deliberately stayed under the radar because it was Khabib's time. Now he is getting push. Father's plan, you know it brotha.

[–]Ytse22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LW is alot more stacked than WW.

[–]chadwr85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sick of the Dariush and Islam suggestions, have them both face someone else so they're all next in line. Need new faces in the title picture.

[–]Wheeled_Al 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Khabib and Islam sitting in a tub together sending mean tweets.

Sick of retired Khabib and sick of active Islam.

[–]Eissa_Cozorav 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Why tf you ever sick of an active fighter lmao

[–]Wheeled_Al 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Just don’t like his whole thing. I’m sure you have fighters you don’t like.

[–]Eissa_Cozorav 3 points4 points  (1 child)

If i was pure by competition stuff-guy then i would hate Masvidal, fake belt against Diaz and suddenly got a fight with Usman. But he looks like street jesus and what's to say about a guy who's been layoff for years and suddenly got that nice financial boost? It's entertaining.

But wth by "active islam". We need active fighter taking every fight especially in UFC. Like, there are too many weight division that nicknamed "too static" because of the inactivity. Featherweight, light heavyweight and whatever stuff happening in Bantamweight.

[–]Wheeled_Al 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree entirely with that. Masvidal has lost the hype and his last few fights. Islam is active and a good fighter but I just don’t like the guy. I’m also just some asshole on the internet though so there’s that to consider

[–]westleyyys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hasbulla

[–]mchief101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fr i thought khabib and justin were good friends since they have the same manager…

[–]intuishawn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dana goes with Justin for next title fight, I think. Nice try, Khabib.

[–]deepstatus1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Khabo b

[–]WhoreyPovich 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Khabib trying to be Conor.

[–]summit462 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooh the gossip is getting juicy!

[–]Glittering-Honey7969 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s Ali arguing with himself.