All issues thought-about, Dana White doesn’t assume Khamzat Chimaev had a nasty struggle week for UFC 279.
Chimaev was on many headlines final week forward of his return to the octagon, and never all, have been optimistic ones – a minimum of in response to some. But, regardless of all of the issues that went down within the days forward of the UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas, White remains to be very excessive on the unbeaten contender.
“It was a nutty week, I imply, the entire week was nutty in each approach that it might presumably be nutty, however I wouldn’t say by any stretch that it was a nasty week for Khamzat Chimaev,” White mentioned at a press convention following Dana White Contender Sequence 54 on Tuesday. “He got here in, and also you all know what I take into consideration Kevin Holland and what I take into consideration him as an individual and as a fighter, and God rattling, Khamzat made that regarded straightforward and really fast. He’s an absolute beast.”
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Chimaev dominated Holland in their co-main event bout, including one other spectacular win to his document. However that wasn’t supped to be Chimaev’s opponent.
The Chechen fighter was supposed to satisfy MMA star Nate Diaz on the highest billing of the cardboard, however he missed weight by 7.5 kilos on Friday morning. His failure to make the welterweight restrict promoted chaos that pressured UFC to shuffle three matchups on the cardboard, together with his.
On high of that, Chimaev got into an altercation on Thursday with Holland, which spewed and ended up involving different fighters on the cardboard – together with their groups. The incident pressured the cancelation of the UFC 279 press convention, and the incident is now being investigated by the Nevada Athletic Commission.