'I'll watch them over you any day': Islam Makhachev deletes post after being slammed for tweeting MMA 'is not a woman's sport'
In a tweet, which was subsequently deleted later in the night, Makhachev posted during the women's thrilling strawweight title fight between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, stating, "this is not a woman's sport."
Makhachev's tweet received a flurry of responses from fans who were unimpressed with the Russian star's tweet, with one stating, "Not a misogynist sport, speak again when you can put out a fight like that one."
not a misogynist sport, speak again when you can put out a fight like that one..— ImposterEdits (@Imposter_Edits) March 8, 2020
One fan asked him, "Is that why both those women are more badass than you?" while another suggested Makhachev's career will never match the standard set by Weili and Jedrzejczyk in their bout at UFC 248, saying, "You have never and could never put on a fight this great."
Is that why both those women are more badass than you?— Silly Lukasz (@craftyboxing) March 8, 2020
You have never and could never put on a fight this great— Henry (@henry_mendoza_) March 8, 2020
Another said both Weili and Jedrzejczyk are more exciting fighters to watch than Makhachev himself, saying, "I'll watch them fight over you any day."
I’ll watch them fight over you any day— Bahd Barbie (@MMAcatfish) March 8, 2020
And another fan echoed the thoughts of many online when he responded in somewhat stronger terms, saying, "That fight was more entertaining than your entire career. Shut the f*ck up."
that fight was more entertaining than your entire career. shut the fuck up.— Formal Fan (@formalfightfan) March 8, 2020
Makhachev later deleted his tweet, but it seems that, for many fans who saw his initial post, the damage has been done.
The fight itself has been hailed as a Fight of the Year contender and even a potential UFC Hall of Fame fight, after Weili battled past Jedrzejczyk through five spectacular rounds to retain her UFC women's strawweight title.Also on rt.com UFC 248: Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk produce an instant classic in Las Vegas (VIDEO)