Islam Makhachev Denies Staph Infection Accusations Ahead of UFC 302 Title Fight

Islam Makhachev, the lightweight champion set to face Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302, has refuted claims of fighting with a staph infection. Social media critics pointed out a red mark on his leg during a routine photo session, sparking speculations about a potential injury.

Former lightweight champion Conor McGregor was quick to jump on the bandwagon, accusing Makhachev of dealing with a staph infection ahead of the highly anticipated title defense. McGregor, known for his ongoing feud with the Russian fighter’s team, took to social media to express his doubts.

During a pre-fight press conference, Makhachev addressed the accusations, dismissing them with confidence. He assured the media and fans that he had a solid training camp and was in top form for the upcoming fight against Poirier.

While social media scrutiny continues to surround Makhachev, the Western Australia Combat Sport Commission Chairman has clarified that there is no concrete evidence to support the staph infection claims. Previous accusations regarding the fighter’s alleged use of an illegal IV were also debunked by the Commission.

As the tension builds leading up to UFC 302, Makhachev remains focused on the task at hand. With both critics and supporters closely watching, the lightweight champion is determined to deliver a stellar performance on Saturday night.