Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) got here in 7.5 kilos over the welterweight restrict for his headliner towards Nate Diaz, inflicting the highest three fights on Saturday’s card at T-Cell Enviornment to get a shakeup. Chimaev fought Kevin Holland in a 180-pound catchweight bout and tore by means of him with a first-round submission win. Muhammad has known as out Chimaev on quite a few events for a combat, but it surely by no means has materialized.
This time, he’s calling him out for his dangerous weight miss, making reference to former NBA standout Allen Iverson’s well-known “We’re speaking about apply” line when he was chastised for lacking apply.
“It’ll be attention-grabbing to see what occurs with Chimaev,” Muhammad mentioned on social media. “You understand, I’ve a number of physician associates within the subject and we have been speaking about his medical situation. Numerous them are telling me it might be critical – of why he didn’t make weight. They are saying – it was like a scientific time period – they known as him fats. Yeah, I believe that was it. He’s simply fats. So possibly he begins consuming more healthy, begins being extra disciplined, stops with the ‘llen Iverson apply. ‘We speaking about apply?’ As a result of clearly he’s expert.”
Muhammad (21-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) wasn’t stunned to see Chimaev rating the short end and thinks it was stylistically a foul matchup for Holland.
“(It was) just about what I anticipated,” Muhammad mentioned. “Holland’s weak point is wrestling. Chimaev’s power is wrestling. Holland did have a few actually good grappling sequences, and it will have been actually attention-grabbing to see if he bought previous the primary couple of minutes, as a result of that was all dash for Chimaev and he saved locking within the D’Arce (choke), squeezing, squeezing and squeezing. Holland didn’t don’t have any quit in him. He was making an attempt to combat out, however Chimaev is simply relentless with the grappling.”
Seeking to emerge as the following title challenger, Muhammad meets Sean Brady at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.