“Making a fool out of beautiful company,” Colby Covington blames ‘CLOWN’ Khamzat Chiamev for inactivity

UFC star Colby Covington recently shared insight and criticized Khamzat Chimaev in latest interview for missing weight and being untrustworthy.


“Making a fool out of beautiful company,” Colby Covington blames ‘CLOWN’ Khamzat Chiamev for inactivity

Colby Covington talks about Khamzat Chimaev ( Image via X )

Colby Covington recently claimed that UFC top management cannot trust Khamzat Chimaev. Covington’s statement raised questions about the relationship dynamics within the UFC.

Colby Covington‘s comments suggested a lack of trust between Chimaev and UFC management. In a recent interview with ESPN MMA, Covington stated:

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They were looking at setting up that fight with that mother******, Khamzat Chimaev but he's unprofessional. He's a clown. He's out there laughing when he's missing weight by 10 pounds, making a fool of this publicly traded, beautiful company of the UFC, making a fool.

Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds for his welterweight bout against Nate Diaz at UFC 279. This put the fight in serious jeopardy. Some fans speculated that the entire event might have been scripted to generate attention. This wasn’t the first time Chimaev faced weight issues, as he previously missed weight by a few pounds as well. Despite these challenges, Chimaev’s coach expressed confidence in his ability to compete at 170 pounds. The incident stirred controversy, with some UFC fighters showing skepticism about Chimaev’s weight miss and his apparent lack of remorse.

As of now, no details or reactions from Khamzat Chimaev or UFC officials have become available. Covington’s comments add an intriguing layer to the ongoing narratives about the undefeated Chechen within the MMA community. If the statements were true, it could potentially impact Chimaev’s standing and future engagements within the UFC.

Khamzat Chimaev addressed his upcoming surgery after UFC 294

Khamzat Chimaev will undergo surgery due to an injury sustained in his UFC 294 fight against Kamaru Usman. Chimaev suffered a torn hand ligament during his fight. Reportedly, Chimaev believes the injury occurred in the first round when controlling Usman on his back and being slammed.

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Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev Khamzat Chimaev will have surgery ( Image source: X )

Despite the setback, Chimaev remains determined. He vowed to come back and ‘smash’ somebody in his UFC return. In a recent Instagram live, Chimaev said:

I’m going to do a surgery, operation in one, two weeks. After that, do the recovery, come back, smash somebody.

Fans saw Khamzat Chimaev undergoing an extensive hiatus and reportedly it was for various reasons. Dana White stated that Chimaev had personal issues contributing to his extended absence from the UFC. He expressed frustration about the UFC’s inability to book him in a fight during his hiatus, highlighting the challenge of finding suitable matchups. Chimaev’s hiatus lasted for about a year. Eventually, Khamzat Chimaev faced Kamaru Usman in the co-main event of UFC 294. The fight was competitive. Khamzat Chimaev defeated Kamaru Usman with a majority decision, extending his undefeated record to 13-0. The result sparked debates among fans, with some believing it was a close contest, while others suggested a potential ‘robbery’.

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