Daniel Cormier and Justin Gaethje were involved in a heated exchange on Twitter after ‘DC’ suggested Islam Makhachev should get a title fight.
Makhachev (21-1 MMA) returned to action on today’s UFC 267 main card for a lightweight bout with perennial division contender Dan Hooker (21-11 MMA).
Islam Makhachev had entered the contest on an eight-fight winning streak, his most previous win being a submission victory over Thiago Moises back in July.
Meanwhile, Dan Hooker had most previously competed five weeks ago at UFC 266, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Nasrat Haqparast.
Prior to booking his fight with ‘The Hangman‘, Islam Makhachev (a teammate of the aforementioned Daniel Cormier) had done his best to try and secure himself a fight with Justin Gaethje.
Although that fight never came to fruition, ‘The Highlight’ clearly had tuned in to watch the Russian square off with Hooker today in Abu Dhabi.