Khamzat Chimaev is laying aside the criticism he got after missing weight for UFC 279 this previous Saturday.
At the start scheduled to battle Nate Diaz, Chimaev weighed in seven-and-a-half of kilos over the limit, which compelled a reshuffling of the final bouts atop the pay-per-survey match on 24 hours’ check out. His reaction — shrugging his shoulders and giving the center finger — led to intense backlash, and for the major time since becoming a member of the UFC, ‘Borz’ became booed carefully. And he couldn’t care much less.
“You care about that s—t? I don’t care,” said Chimaev all over his put up-battle press convention (video supplied by MMA Preventing). “I care about my family. I care about my occupation. I care about my money. So, what now? The oldsters don’t waddle away me. Sometime they’re with me, at some point soon they’re not with me.
“So, I’m staunch, guys,” persevered Chimaev. “I love those which would be staunch. No longer faux folks going one intention or going the diverse intention.”
The boos had runt to no function, and Chimaev went on to steamroll Kevin Holland, getting him to the floor and submitting him with a D’arce choke within the major spherical. The undefeated fighter then delivered a scathing put up-battle interview, riling up the team sooner than answering questions from UFC coloration commentator Joe Rogan.
One amongst them became concerning his weight cross over and what it meant for him since he intends on competing at welterweight and middleweight. Chimaev squashed any wretchedness and doubled down at his put up-battle press convention, insisting he can — and could well fair — hit 170 kilos when well-known.
“Pointless to claim, I did that sooner than, why not?,” said Chimaev. “We’ll leer, I if truth be told must always waddle inspire and hear to my coach. If he says 170, we waddle 170. If he says heavyweight, we waddle to heavyweight. So I don’t care.
“I’ll enact my coaching camp, prepare not easy and never cease,” persevered Chimaev. “After the following day, I’m going inspire and at as soon as going to the gym. I if truth be told possess nothing to enact, easiest gym. It’s my life.”
Although Chimaev soundless expects to battle at welterweight, UFC president Dana White desires him to amass into fable a switch up to middleweight.
“It’s an wretchedness,” said White. “That’s an wretchedness that he uncared for weight. I don’t know. We’ve got to stare at it and figure it out. What’s great is for him to battle at [185 pounds], so we’ll leer.”