— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) March 1, 2022
In the video, Makhanchev claims to be able to handle the Olympic gold medalist wrestler on the mats. Telling former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier that “Jordan Burroughs is going to be a good match” and that “this guy has just a double leg.”
In response Burroughs, who holds 4 Pan-American titles, and is a 5-time world champion wrestler told Makhachev to “Prove it.” Though Burroughs has said in the past that he would rather not get punched in the face, he has also tweeted that he is down for “just one” MMA fight.
I want one MMA fight before I retire. Just one.
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) October 27, 2021
Though a fight between the wrestling legend and the number 3 UFC lightweight contender is unlikely, the possibility of Burroughs heading to AKA to get on the mat with Makhachev is absolutely possible.
If the two, who are both at the very top of their sports ever met the matchup would sure be an interesting one. I think MMA and wrestling fans would both be interested to see how American freestyle wrestling and Dagestani style of wrestling would clash on the mat.
How would you see this one playing out?
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.