On a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan was thrilled about the hottest heavyweight prospect the UFC has signed in years in 4x World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Wrestler from Russia Bilyal Makhov.
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“There’s this Russian dude who’s gonna join the ranks of MMA after the Olympics.
“This dude is so good, he’s so technical and so fu*kin stupid-strong… his fu*kin takedowns are ruthless. He runs through guys!
“Watch this motherfu*ker wrestle. He’s so fu*king fast and so big and so strong, and when he gets to MMA, he’s running through motherfu*kers. You are not stopping his takedown!”
Makhov stands at 6 foot 5 inches and walks around at 300 pounds.
“He’s just gonna be throwing dudes around, they’re not gonna know what that fu*k to do. “Everybody’s fu*ked!” Rogan then went on to speculate about Makhov’s striking abilities. “And by the way, who’s to say this guy can’t punch a fu*kin hole through your universe?” On further inspection of video footage, Rogan & Co conceded that his striking needed some work. “It’s like he’s trying to grab people as he’s punching them…he’s such a big fu*king gorilla though, he could just haymaker on you.”
“He’s definitely gotta work on his kicks too but hey, man, he’s a super athlete….he probably could get better in a month. “Guys that become that level world champion at anything that’s combat sport related, they figure it out, man.” “This is a big motherfu*ker. You do not want this guy hitting you,”
“USADA’s gonna be sniffing his ass so hard!” “This guy’s probably on some straight fu*kin DNA manipulation…he’s so far ahead of the curve, they don’t even need steroids, they just put this dude in one of them easy-bake ovens!”
Bilyal Valerievich Makhov (Russian: Билял Валерьевич Махов, Kabardian: Махуэ Билал Валерий и къуэ; born 20 September 1987 in Nalchik) is a Circassian-Kabardian-born Russian mixed martial artist, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestler. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, currently competing in the Heavyweight division. He was the Russian champion in 2007 and 2010, European champion in 2010 and World champion in 2007, 2009 and 2010 in Men’s Freestyle 120 kg wrestling and bronze medalist in 130 kg Greco-Roman Wrestling at the World Championships in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, he won the Russian National Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships.
He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men’s 120 kg category. On July 5, 2015 at the Ali Aliyev Memorial he took revenge on Olympic rival Davit Modzmanashvili by technical superiority score and won this tournament. On April 25, 2015, it was announced that Makhov had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete in the heavyweight division. Makhov will continue to wrestle and had hoped to medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.