Dana White responds to Islam Makhachev’s comments about UFC 284 marketing

After expressing his dissatisfaction with the UFC’s promotion of his impending championship defence against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284, Islam Makhachev recently made news. Dana White, the president of the UFC, responded to such allegations by saying that the lightweight champion is an ignorant speaker.
The frontman of the promotion was questioned about Makhachev’s remarks when making an appearance on The Jim Rome Show. White answered:

The frontman of the promotion was questioned about Makhachev’s remarks when making an appearance on The Jim Rome Show. White answered:

“Yes, that is untrue. I’ve first spoken with Islam. Who conducted his interview, first? Who provided his translations? The guy speaks Russian, after all. taken out of context, as most things in the media seem to be… He firstly resides in Dagestan. What information does he have on the fight’s promotion? He lacks all knowledge.”

Black added:

“It will rank among the five biggest battles in history. To start, I assume the event was completely sold out. In Perth, it was impossible to buy a ticket, and this event is currently expected to be the greatest pay-per-view in Australia. Therefore, it is absurd to claim that the battle hasn’t been [hyped]. That is what you refer to as online nonsense.

The battle should perform well because of what is at stake, even though it is unclear whether it will rank among the top five fights of all time.

While Islam Makhachev will aim to become the top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Alexander Volkanovski has the chance to become the sixth double champion in UFC history.

What did Islam Makhachev say about the promotion of UFC 284?

Islam Makhachev expressed his discontent with the promotion of the bout before to his first championship defence at UFC 284 in the run-up to the event. The lightweight champion said in a statement to R-Sport Russia:

“It doesn’t appear to be a significant promotion. Dana White himself is having issues. He is not really interested in this fight. Yes, there was room for improvement in the pay-per-view department.”
Added him:

“Volkanovski and I only met once, in Sydney. A conference might be conducted in America, and a tour could be planned across the globe.”

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