What occurred to Khamzat Chimaev’s lip to attain an hurt as a result of the MMA well-known particular person prepares to face Kevin Holland at UFC 279?
UFC 279 was on a regular basis going to be dramatic, nonetheless not many individuals anticipated the headlines to be made earlier to the exact fights themselves.
From backstage brawls to weight scale back disasters, the one dominating the headlines has been Chechnyan-born Swedish nationwide Khamzat Chimaev, as he seems to be wish to proceed his unbelievable rise throughout the UFC’s Welterweight rankings.
With a shaved head and bushy beard, Chimaev undoubtedly has his private look; nonetheless many followers are curious as to what occurred alongside together with his lip, which includes a nasty-looking hurt.
What occurred to Khamzat Chimaev’s lip?
Khamzat Chimaev doesn’t have a cleft lip from a genetic scenario as many on social media would have you ever ever think about, it was the outcomes of a nasty hurt he had as a youthful teen.
According to Chimaev, by the use of Sport Bible, “My mom told me this, but I don’t remember myself. I was two years old and we had a big staircase in our house and I fell down on the concrete.”
A horrific hurt for a small teen, “I had a ripped lip; a couple of my teeth were knocked out and I also broke my nose” he talked about.
However, similtaneously he prepares for his UFC 279 co-main event attribute, Chimaev is feeling the lasting outcomes of the hurt, revealing that he “still can’t breathe from my right nostril.”
The hurt has been the subject of targeted insults in direction of the UFC well-known particular person, with Middleweight world champion Israel Adesanya calling Chimaev “rat lip” in an interview with Yahoo Sports from 2020.
“Have you seen him fight? The rat lip? Tim said he might have fought lower level of competition so far. That’s what Tim said. Fair enough. I’ll see him fight probably this weekend and I’ll make my assessment.” – Israel Adesanya, by the use of Yahoo Sports.
Chimaev would take to social media to answer in a now-deleted Tweet, by the use of MMA Fighting, “What do you said about me, it will cost you your belt, if you’re still the champion. Good luck.”
Khamzat’s weight-cut disaster lands him in Holland
It’s undoubtedly been an eventful week for the UFC’s Khamzat Chimaev, first having a heated argument with Middleweight Paulo Costa on the UFC Performance Institute.
This was then adopted by a backstage brawl with Kevin Holland after which Nate Diaz’s entourage; which resulted throughout the pre-fight press conference being cancelled whereas Dana White was on stage.
Finally, rumours began flying in the midst of the weigh-ins that Chimaev was 8-10lbs overweight and would lastly get on the scales at a shocking 178.5lbs – significantly over the 171lbs Welterweight prohibit.
The trigger is claimed to be a “medical issue”, per Ariel Helwani, nonetheless a additional explicit rationalization has not however been disclosed from each Chimaev, his workforce or the UFC medical staff.
Chimaev will now face Kevin Holland at a Catchweight of 180lbs, alongside together with his genuine opponent Nate Diaz set to face Tony Ferguson within the precept event – every fights are scheduled for five rounds.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]