Khamzat Chimaev is again in the headlines for creating chaos after he got into a brawl following the title win of Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. Makhachev won the biggest fight of his career and became the new lightweight champ after beating Charles Oliveira.
However, when Makhachev was giving an interview after the fight, Chimaev got into a physical altercation with Abubakar Nurmagomedov who was standing by the ringside. Abubakar is a teammate of Makhachev and a cousin to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The former lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov was paying close attention to the whole incident from inside the cage while Makhachev was paying homage to his team and mentor. However, the situation was dealt with before anything violent happened.
Moreover, after this, fans are wondering if Makhachev will fight Chimaev in the welterweight division. With this win, Islam took the belt back to Dagestan and fulfilled his destiny. Now, according to him and his mentor, Nurmagomedov, they will be flying to Australia to fight the P4P No.1 contender, Alexander Volkanovski.
Previously, Makhachev verbally agreed to fight Volkanovski for the title after he called him out at UFC 280. Later, Oliveira also requested Dana White for a second chance at the title.
Khamzat Chimaev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov went from 0-100 wtf pic.twitter.com/Qmbt5zx4xs
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But now, Chimaev has entered the scene after this brawl and Makhachev might want a piece of him. However, it is not known yet who Makhachev will fight after this as no official statement has been made by the UFC so far.
Khamzat Chimaev also got into a brawl with Kevin Holland and Team Diaz at UFC 279
Khamzat Chimaev has turned into a UFC supervillain after creating troubles simultaneously. In fact, before this altercation, Chimaev got involved in a backstage brawl with Kevin Holland and the team of Nate Diaz before UFC 279.
Before UFC 279 event, ‘Borz’ missed weight for his welterweight bout against Diaz by 7.5 pounds. This forced the UFC to create a new card for the main card fighters. At the ceremonial weigh-in for his rescheduled fight with Holland, Chimaev turned heel and flipped off the booing crowd.
However, Chimaev displayed his utter dominance in the cage when he wasted no time and went straight for Holland in the fight. The Chechen mauled his opponent and dominated the whole round before submitting Holland.
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After creating this scene at UFC 280, fans are speculating if Chimaev will now fight Makhachev or any other member of Team Khabib. In the clip, Chimaev can be seen talking to Abubakar in a friendly manner; however, seconds later they got into a heated altercation.
The reason behind this is not clear as it is not known what they were talking about. The security restrained both of the fighters before any further escalation.