(VIDEO) Khamzat Chimaev throws punches at Khabib Nurmagomedov's cousin
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In the ninth month, Khamzat Chimaev performed at the UFC 279 event. He defeated Kevin Holland with ease, but in the week leading up to that fight, he drew the ire of MMA fans and became one of the most hated fighters in the UFC right now.
Dropping on the scales by 3.40 kilograms, the incidents with Paulo Costa, as well as those with Kevin Holland and Nate Diaz before the press conference, did not favor Chimaev at all. If it is added that Khamzat was only smiling after falling on the scale, and at the ceremonial weighing he showed "mediocre", it is clear that it was not a good week for his image.
He concluded everything by lashing out at the microphone after the fight, and during the rant, among other things, he declared.
"This is Chechnya", said Chimaev.
The eyes probably glazed over to Ramzan Kadyrov, the notorious Chechen leader who rewarded Chimaev with beatings given to him by Ramzan Kadyrov's sons during sparring.
Chimaev often spars with his sons, but of course, he must not endanger them during sparring. Not only does he have to play them, but he also has to share it on his social networks. Quite hypocritical from someone who constantly calls himself a "gangster".
Chimaev tried to play the role of a "gangster" during last night's UFC 280 event. Namely, while Islam Makhachev was giving his speech after his victory over Charles Oliveira, Khamzat Chimaev found himself in a conversation with Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Khabib Nurmagomedov's cousin.
Abubakar also performed at last night's event, and he defeated Gadzhi Omargadzhiev by a unanimous decision of the judges.
The conversation was peaceful at first, but at one point Chimaev pushed Abubakar and chaos quickly ensued. There was a massive crowding, and fists "flew". Fortunately, the insurance intervened quickly and a serious conflict was prevented.
UFC president Dana White later said: "The guy...
Khamzat Chimaev just got into a cageside scuffle after the main event and had to be restrained by security. ð³#UFC280 | Results: https://t.co/ASgbZtcX37 pic.twitter.com/YGQ8Du1ebi — MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) October 22, 2022
what do I even say about that? It happens... especially with him," White said. "He was sitting on our side. I didn't even know Khamzat was coming tonight, he was invited by Abu Dhabi. The seats behind me are owned by Abu Dhabi." What Abubakar said to Chimaev to cause such a reaction from the Chechen-Swedish fighter is difficult to conclude.
We will probably learn more information in the coming days, but Chimaev's new incident does not work in any way.