Khamzat Chimaev rose to fame in a spam of less than two weeks due to his pair of dominant victories on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. With this, he also set the record for the fastest very turnaround between wins in UFC.
The new UFC sensation Chimaev labelled Conor McGregor as ‘chicken’ and asked him to keep quiet after the Irishman taunted him for his lip scar, labelling him as rat lip.
It seems that the sudden fame of Chimaev has come to the attention of McGregor, who despite retiring from the combat sports still engages in online sparring with active UFC Fighters.
The fans are speculating about who will Chimaev face next. Chimaev has also been labelled as ‘Khabib 2.0‘ due to the strengths he possesses similar to undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khamzat Chimaev vs Conor McGregor
Conor was seen commenting on a UFC Instagram post about Chimaev. He labelled, “Rat lip” on the post, the same rat insult he applied on Khabib. However, the comment was deleted soon after but not before people had taken screenshot of it and made it to headlines.
Chimaev reacted to the comment and sharing an image of himself submitting Jon Phillips in his UFC debut on Fight Island. He tagged ‘The Notorious’ in the post and added a ‘chicken’ and ‘silent’ emoji.
Soon after, he also took to twitter and asked the UFC President Dana White for a fight with Conor McGregor. He wrote, “TheNotoriousMMA Tab machine king chicken heart @danawhite i’m hungry give me dessert.”
After his second victory, Chimaev said in post-fight conference, “I do this not only for me, I do this for everybody I can help.” Chimaev recieved $50,000 for Performance of the Night bonus and when asked what he would do with it, he replied, “I don’t want to be like Mayweather and McGregor, to show my money or something like that. I want to help people,” He has also said that he would ‘kill’ anyone whom he saw hitting any elderly man.