By: Shreya Jha

Coach reveals why Chiamev was not able to make the weight cut.

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UFC welterweight fighter Khamzat Chimaev was found overweight by nearly 8 lbs ahead of his main event clash against Nate Diaz at UFC 279.

Chimaev's missing weight led to a dramatic late-night card shake-up which led to Chimaev fighting Kevin Holland in the co-main and Diaz figthing Tony Ferguson in the main event.

Chimaev's coach Andreas Michael said, "He was getting muscle spasms, shaking, vomiting when he stood up, he was passing out. I was worried about him"

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About missing the weight, Khamzat Chimaev earlier said that doctors told him not to cut any more weight.

Chimaev seemed not at all concerned about missing the weight. "I don't care. I came here to smash everybody", said Chimaev during the ceremonial weigh-in.

In the newly set up co-main event, Chimaev defeated Kevin Holland by submitting him in the very first round.

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Chimaev is now 6-0 in his short UFC career. He made his debut in 2020 and has won bonuses on all but one occasion.

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Chimaev re-confirmed his ambitions during the octagon interview when he exclaimed, "I am the most dangerous guy here. I gotta come for everyone. I will kill everybody."

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