The pair were scheduled to fight in March 2019, but Haqparast was forced out due to injury. Makdessi faced Jesus Pinedo instead and beat him by unanimous decision.
Since then, Makdessi (17-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC) suffered a unanimous decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in March. Haqparast (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has gone 2-1 and most recently rebounded from his first-round stoppage loss to Drew Dober at UFC 246 with a unanimous decision win over Alex Munoz at UFC on ESPN+ 32 this past Saturday.
But Makdessi made sure to let Haqparast know what he thought of his performance and it’s safe to say, he wasn’t impressed.
“Congratulations another snooze fest
in the books.”
Haqparast was quick to fire back, calling for their fight to be rebooked as soon as possible.
“You get the ass whooping next @JohnMakdessi. Back up your words now big mouth. I will wait for you – and after I’m done with you I will left you with a broken bloody face.”
Makdessi is a 17-fight UFC veteran who’s competed against the likes of Donald Cerrone, Yancy Medeiros and Ross Pearson. He continued to go back-and-forth with Haqparast, reminding him of the difference in experience level.
“My man do your homework I fought championship fighters. He fought nobodies. #norespect”
It’s been more than a year since these two lightweights started going at it, but they are yet to fight. With Makdessi winning three of his past four and Haqparast four of his past five, now seems like a perfect time for them to finally throw down.