Khamzat Chimaev throws shade at Khabib Nurmagomedov! Khabib recently criticized the Chechen fighter for not having the right people around him after the horrible weight miss at UFC 279.
The former UFC lightweight champ stated that being a Muslim fighter, Chimaev should have people of the same religion who can keep him in check. Khabib seemingly took a dig at the very public friendship between Khamzat and Darren Till. The pair have become very famous for their antics outside the Octagon. But Nurmagomedov does not approve of that.
However, it does not bother Khamzat Chimaev in the slightest. After Khamzat missed weight by 7.5lbs, Khabib’s most famous fan, ‘Mini Khabib,’ stated on Instagram that Chimaev was hanging out in a restaurant just hours before the weigh-ins; hinting toward a lack of discipline in his eating habits. Underneath the post, Chimaev took a dig at Numrmagomedov. But he deleted the comment later.
“I ate too much tiramisu, that’s why my fight with Tony Ferguson been cancelled five times” (h/t via 231 lb Crute)
The Eagle was scheduled to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 209. But the bout had to be cancelled as Nurmagomedov had a really difficult time cutting the weight and was accused of eating too much tiramisu before the fight. Chimaev’s comment is a direct reference to what happened in 2017.
Fans turn against Khamzat Chimaev after his comment on Khabib Nurmagomedov
To borrow a pro-wrestling term, Khamzat Chimaev has become a massive ‘heel’ with the fans after UFC 279. During the whole fight week, Chimaev was a part of one controversy after the other. From getting into fisticuffs with Kevin Holland to missing weight by a preposterous margin, fans have gotten really tired of Chimaev’s antics.
During his walkout for the co-main event bout, Chimaev was heavily booed by the fans present in the building. Although he had an amazing performance against Kevin, it was not enough to turn the fans back to his side. A fan even taunted him in person after the event in Las Vegas. So it is safe to say that Chimaev’s popularity has decreased by a huge margin.
Now the dig at Khabib Nurmagomedov has also rubbed the fans in the wrong way. Although the comment was deleted later, it was already too late. While some fans declared that they are not rooting for The Borz anymore, others called him a “fake gangster”
Here are reactions from Twitter on the matter
Khamzat is taking the whole copying Khabib’s homework thing too far now 🤣 should’ve stopped at smesh— SplitbrainS (@splitbrains) September 12, 2022
Man call himself “gangster” …smh— Duy (@Dinhduyjp) September 12, 2022
What a clown— TheCorpseBride (@Nafisalaawa) September 12, 2022
I’m not a Khamzat fan anymore that does it for me.— Doctor MMA ✷ (@DoctorMMA_) September 12, 2022
Khabib is the reason he is even known. To go and disrespect the GOAT like that on a Instagram post is really cowardly 🎯
What’s up with all these fighters are khabib living in their heads rent free? 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/p4RsSpMfvk
Fake gangster— Squid (@squidcob) September 12, 2022
What is your take on the matter? Do you think Khamzat Chimaev has crossed a line by taking a dig at Khabib? If you don’t, then were Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s comments warranted? Let us know in the comments down below.