Video: Watch Islam Makhachev’s insane preparation for UFC 284 in sub-zero temperatures

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UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is a psycho – and we mean that in absolutely the most respectful way possible.

Need proof? Watch this video (h/t Twitter user @Sa_Gwang) of his insane preparation in the freezing cold somewhere on Mount Elbrus in Russia for his UFC 284 title fight vs. Alexander Volkanovski:

Can you imagine the shock to your system and the mental fortitude needed for this? In case you’re wondering, Mount Elbrus’ elevation is 18,510 feet above sea level, and the temperature as of this writing is -27 degrees Fahrenheit.


Makhachev is just built different.

UFC 284 takes place Feb. 11 at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, where it should be nice and warm. It’ll be Makhachev’s first title defense after submitting Charles Oliveira this past October as he attempts to prevent featherweight champion Volkanovski from earning champ-champ status.

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