Strange and crazy things happen in the lives of fighters. And the situation with Khamzat Chimaev and Khabib Nurmagomedov is a vivid confirmation of this. However, at present it is not entirely clear whether it will receive any continuation, but it is obvious that it will not work to leave it completely unattended.
There have never been conflicts in Khabib’s relationship with Khamzat Chimaev. Once Khamzat said that Dagestan is his second homeland, and Nurmagomedov is a man whom he respects and takes an example from him:
“Dagestan is my Motherland, like Chechnya. We are brothers, there is no need to argue and write bad words to each other. I am not competing with Khabib. Moreover, I respect this guy and take an example from him, he is number one in the world in MMA.
My goal is also to become the best MMA fighter, and I will be. I am the son of the Caucasus, and the whole Caucasus is my home, “Khamzat Chimaev wrote on Instagram.
However, despite everything, Khamzat Chimaev continued to be compared with Nurmagomedov, and drunken Irishmen somehow shouted insults at him and called him Khabib.
“When Khabib defeated Conor McGregor, I worked as a security guard in a nightclub. And too drunk people, similar to the Irish, tried to enter the premises. I told them that they shouldn’t, and they started showing me their fingers and calling me Khabib, saying bad things. , I told them to go. “
Against this background, Khamzat repeatedly asked people not to compare him with his colleague:
“Everyone says that I am Khabib number 2, something like that. But I am not Khabib, I am Khamzat. I can knock people out. Breaking people. Smash people. Everything. I have everything, ”Khamzat said.
However, he never said anything bad about his star-studded UFC teammate. Didn’t speak until yesterday.
The day before, the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, hosted a live broadcast on his Instagram, during which he called Khabib a UFC project
“Khabib is a UFC project. I’m not saying that Khabib is not a champion. He is a champion, and he did his job very carefully, correctly, clearly, slowly. This is unambiguous. He did his job, but if the UFC wants, then they can do from anyone …
Look who’s there and how he performs. A person does not appear in this organization for two years, then he goes out and speaks with champions. Or some person is engaged in real estate [talking about Al Iaquinta – Nurmagomedov’s rival] – a realtor – comes out, speaks, fights. This is a good organization. They have good management. So that…
Ah, Khamzat must take the belt. And not alone. If the Almighty gives, then he will take more than one belt, because he deserves it. Hamzat is very interesting for the UFC, he is an extraordinary athlete who is ready to compete in any weight and in any category. I am sure that Khamzat will take this belt, ”Kadyrov said during a live broadcast.
At this time, Khamzat connected to the air and wrote that he could break Khabib if he wanted:
“We’ll tear him up, too, if he wants to,” Chimaev wrote.
An ambiguous situation that requires additional explanations. Perhaps the message was not addressed to Nurmagomedov, or all this is nothing more than an attempt to attract attention to himself.