Islam Makhachev and Rafael Dos Anjos was set to fight more than once. The first time Islam pulled out in 2020 with a severe fractured labia and second time at the beginning of the year when he offered to replace Rafael Fiziev for 10 million dollars, 3 goats and one virgin woman.
Obviously UFC President Dana White couldn’t meet his demands by granting him 3 goats and one virgin woman so the fight failed to materialise the second time, while getting accused of ducking RDA in same time.
It almost seemed like Islam Makhachev is doing everything not fight RDA, running away from him like a sheep runs away from a wolf.
Nevertheless the Dagestani native was once again offered to fight RDA this upcoming summer. After the news broke out Islam went on social media and announced that he is retiring from MMA, and plans to adopt Hasbulla and run of in the sunset with Khabib Nurmagomedov.