The pair have been scheduled to combat in March 2019, but Haqparast was forced out due to personal injury. Makdessi confronted Jesus Pinedo in its place and conquer him by unanimous selection.
Given that then, Makdessi (17-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC) endured a unanimous determination decline to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in March. Haqparast (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has gone 2-1 and most not too long ago rebounded from his first-round stoppage decline to Drew Dober at UFC 246 with a unanimous final decision gain around Alex Munoz at UFC on ESPN+ 32 this past Saturday.
But Makdessi produced guaranteed to enable Haqparast know what he imagined of his performance and it’s secure to say, he wasn’t impressed.
“Congratulations yet another snooze fest in the guides.”
Haqparast was swift to fireplace again, contacting for their battle to be rebooked as quickly as achievable.
“You get the ass whooping subsequent @JohnMakdessi. Back again up your words now major mouth. I will hold out for you – and after I’m accomplished with you I will left you with a broken bloody experience.”
Makdessi is a 17-combat UFC veteran who’s competed versus the likes of Donald Cerrone, Yancy Medeiros and Ross Pearson. He continued to go again-and-forth with Haqparast, reminding him of the big difference in practical experience stage.
“My man do your research I fought championship fighters. He fought nobodies. #norespect”
It is been more than a 12 months because these two lightweights begun likely at it, but they are still to battle. With Makdessi winning three of his previous 4 and Haqparast four of his earlier five, now would seem like a fantastic time for them to last but not least toss down.