“Volkanovski got robbed, he won that fight hands down #UFC284” many people felt.
Nate Diaz was one of many mixed martial arts fans and professionals who felt that the unanimous decision awarded to Islam Makhachev was unjust. The highly competitive bout between Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski was filled with elite-level grappling and striking, leaving many fans on the edge of their seats. However, despite the close nature of the fight, Diaz was certain that Volkanovski was the rightful winner and took to Twitter to voice his opinion. The Stockton native clearly felt that the judges got it wrong and that Volkanovski deserved the victory.
Islam Makhachev was informed of Nate Diaz’s criticism during his post-fight press conference, and he responded with a lighthearted comment that elicited laughter from the media members present. Makhachev implied that Diaz might have consumed a bit too much marijuana before watching the fight, which may have skewed his perception of the bout. The lightweight champion believed that he dominated the entire fight and felt that Diaz’s opinion was just that, an opinion, and not a reflection of the reality of the fight.
“Honestly I don’t want to talk about this guy, maybe he smoked something and watched the fight.”