Khamzat Chimaev missed weight for the biggest fight of his career. Not only that, but the bout could have set him on the path to a welterweight title shot, and fans are now furious with the UFC star after he jokingly blamed Darren Till.
‘The Gorilla’ has been responsible for multiple weight misses himself since joining the UFC back in 2015, with his most notable being against Stephen Thompson. Despite having no evidence, many are suggesting that the Brit is one of the reasons Chimaev has become much less professional in his approach to MMA.
In the midst of the controversy following his huge weight miss, ‘Borz’ thought it was appropriate to post an amusing picture showing both himself and Darren Till beside one another with the overweight filter attached.
Understandably, fans didn’t take the post too well and let their thoughts be known under the Swedish-resident’s tweet. They insisted that he’s an “embarrassment” to the sport and believe the “fame” had gotten to his head.
Despite the majority of comments being negative towards the brawler, not everybody felt the same way, as a handful of Khamzat Chimaev supporters found amusement in the post.
Is Darren Till a bad influence on Khamzat Chimaev?
Since opening his arms and welcoming Darren Till into his gym in Sweden, Khamzat Chimaev has been criticized by MMA fans and former fighters for associating himself with the scouser.
While they do get into some controversy outside the cage, there is no real evidence that the UFC middleweight has had any bad influence on the well-rounded fighter.
Darren Till cornered his good friend during his clash against Gilbert Burns, and while it was his toughest test in the octagon to date, we got to see a gritty side of Chimaev that we hadn’t seen previously.