Ironically, during his media day interview ahead of his bout against Nasrat Haqparast, Green talked about his willingness to be the guy to step up for a challenge when others would not. Then the call came from his manager to prove his words true as the opportunity presented itself to face Islam Makhachev in the main event of UFC Fight Night 202 in Las Vegas.
There’s no doubt Green is up for the task in this high-profile assignment just two weeks after a dominant win over Haqparast, but is he making a mistake by stepping in against such a dangerous opponent with a smothering grappling game? Is the allure of his first main event during his UFC career clouding his judgment?
Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of “Gorgeous” George Garcia, Nolan King, and Danny Segura discuss Green’s short notice fill in along with host John Morgan. Check out the debate in the video above and be sure to also check out this week’s full episode.
“Spinning Back Clique” is released each Tuesday on MMA Junkie’s YouTube channel. You can watch the full episode in the video below.