Fans always associate UFC fighters with tough characters and rightfully so! However, fighters are just human beings and have a soft side to them as well. Khamzat Chimaev is no different and recently showed a softer side to him at an event. Chimaev was attending an event for orphan children and it allowed him to show what a gentle giant he really is.
He took part in distributing toys to the children and seemed to have a fun time with them. However, the most viral moment came when a little girl came up to him and thanked him for being a great role model and wished him luck for his next fight. It was clear that the girl was very emotional while meeting Chimaev with one of his signed pictures and broke down in tears.
Khamzat meets an orphan little girl. 💔 shit sad af pic.twitter.com/s1sH9jFJAs— Tofik 🇪🇹 (@man_like_abdu) March 7, 2023
Although Chimaev kept his composure and consoled the little girl, he also became emotional afterward. Nicknamed “The Borz,” Chimaev is one of the most violent fighters in the company. From Kevin Holland to Li Jingliang, Khamzat bulldozed his opponents mercilessly. But, when it came to talking to an orphaned girl, he could not help but become emotional.
Wolves cry too. The side of Khamzat Chimaev we've never seen before… pic.twitter.com/FTcBdASbU9— Red Corner MMA (@RedCorner_MMA) March 9, 2023
After meeting her hero, the girl reportedly said, “I started crying of joy after meeting him in person, and he got emotional too…”
Fans react to Khamzat Chimaev becoming emotional after meeting an orphaned girl
This is not the first time that fans are seeing a different side to Khamzat Chimaev. During his time with the recently released UFC fighter, Darren Till, fans saw him showing his silly side. The duo quickly became best friends, and their antics made for a lot of wholesome content for the spectators. On a different occasion, Khamzat also opened up about his upbringing and the struggles his mother went through to raise him.
It just shows that Khamzat Chimaev is not a one-dimensional character. He is also quite friendly with other fighters as well. Recently there was an instance when the former UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usam was waiting outside to avoid a confrontation with Chimaev. But the Swedish-Chechen fighter took the initiative to invite Usman inside and added that he does not have problems with anybody outside competition.
From Darren Till to welterweight fighter Belal Muhammad, the wholesome moment of Chimaev getting emotional has touched UFC fans and fighters alike. So what are they saying about the content?
Here are some reactions to the video
🙏🙏— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
It's just business. Deep down, Khamzat is a good man https://t.co/tY2YjWpGqS— Rafał (@MMARafau) March 8, 2023
That broke him. https://t.co/NszRKKhK7c— BoeSmith ➐ (@thirtysilver) March 8, 2023
Okay I got dust in my eyes https://t.co/PeUg2JusVY— MiN (@El_AM1N) March 8, 2023
I know that look of pain https://t.co/6u9BGsOHwj— NUGGET ® (@iam_nugget_) March 8, 2023
Lions also cry 😢 https://t.co/DtLEYS9y1K— T4hidd🍃 (@T4hidd_247) March 9, 2023
Shed a tear. There’s kids with no parents going through war by themselves. I have no right to complain https://t.co/JFjhBjXswP— T-1000 (@Ivandavila1609) March 10, 2023
At present, Khamzat Chimaev is not set for a fight just yet. While the rumors of a potential fight with Colby Covington are always there, Chimaev may even move to middleweight permanently following his weight debacle at UFC 279. But regardless of what he does, it will surely be a big occasion for UFC fans. Let us know who you want to see Chimaev fight next, in the comments down below.
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