Khamzat Chimaev won’t fight at UFC 300: “Not fighting in Ramadan”

Khamzat Chimaev looks forward to fighting in June for UFC Saudi Arabia.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Khamzat Chimaev won’t fight at UFC 300: “Not fighting in Ramadan”
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Khamzat Chimaev’s first showdown of the year will be a little delayed because he wants to focus on fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. People were expecting to see him featured in the historic UFC 300 event, but he recently disclosed that he won’t be able to fight in April.

Instead, he is looking forward to making a return for the UFC event in Saudi Arabia scheduled to take place on 22nd June. The UFC 300 main event still remains to be a mystery; Dana White is expected to make a big announcement soon.

All MMA enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to know who’s going to be featured in the main event. It will most probably be a title fight. Jon Jones also declined to feature in the UFC 300 main event, making it very difficult for the matchmakers to come up with an interesting fight.

Khamzat Chimaev on his return

Recently on MMA Uncensored, Khamzat Chimaev briefly spoke about his return and revealed that he’s not fighting for UFC 300. “I will fight everybody,” Chimaev said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.

“Leon (Edwards), (Dricus) Du Plessis – anyone. But not in Ramadan. I think Ramadan (is during) UFC 300. Maybe somebody in Saudi Arabia. I want to fight there. Not fighting in Ramadan anymore”. Khamzat Chimaev is more than ready to fight anyone, be it someone from the welterweight division or middleweight.

Chimaev’s motive is very simple: he is here to ‘smash everybody’. Chimaev last fought against Kamaru Usman and claimed a majority decision win. After that fight, he was promised a title fight, but Sean Strickland ended up facing Dricus Du Plessis, not Chimaev.

MMA experts and fans believe Khamzat Chimaev hasn’t done enough to get a title fight; they expect him to get tested against the top contenders.

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