The rising UFC star will return to the Octagon in the primary occasion of UFC 279, which is able to happen on the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas on September 10.
Chimaev will probably be welcomed again to the cage by fellow fan favorite Nate Diaz, who has one battle left on his contract.
The Swedish MMA fighter just lately moved to 11-0 in his skilled blended martial arts profession by edging previous Gilbert Burns of their thrilling back-and-forth battle in April.
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And now footage has emerged of him confronting Costa in a current altercation on the UFC Efficiency Institute in Las Vegas.
The pair clashed furiously after randomly bumping into one another on the state-of-the-art coaching facility earlier than being separated by team-mates.
However Shields believes Chimaev is continuous to con the general public by attempting to behave all powerful in entrance of the cameras.
He advised MMA Junkie: “I used to be there this morning figuring out with Paulo Costa, going over some methods and simply drilling, and impulsively Khamzat begins yelling at us and cussing Paulo like, ‘Nicely, you need to battle?’.
“We glance over, and it’s him and like 10 dudes.
“So Paulo jumps up and begins speaking s***.
“I run over to again up Paulo as a result of I don’t know in the event that they’re attempting to leap him, proper?
“There have been a few guys, so I wasn’t certain in the event that they had been going to leap him.
“There have been a few guys that we didn’t acknowledge.
“So we run over and begin speaking sh*t and Khamzat retains going, ‘Let’s battle now, let’s battle now,’ however as he’s saying that he’s strolling down the steps.
“It appeared prefer it was type of extra of an act for the cameras than something.
“I assume somebody mentioned afterward that he was scoping us out for 10 minutes.
“If he needed to battle Paulo, he would’ve run in there and began swinging on him, not stood exterior the cage and say, ‘Let’s battle proper now. Let’s battle proper now.’
“It appeared type of a weak factor. I assume that’s why he was upset as a result of Paulo known as him a pretend gangster, and that was an ideal instance of him being a pretend gangster.”