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Khamzat Chimaev targeting late summer return to the UFC, says manager | BJPenn.com
April 13, 2021
UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev is focusing on a return to the Octagon within the late summer time, in line with his supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz.
Chimaev was imagined to battle Leon Edwards in March in what would have been a possible No. 1 contender battle at 170lbs. Nevertheless, Chimaev was pressured to withdraw from the battle because of a nasty expertise with COVID-19, one which left him coughing up blood and considering he had most cancers. Luckily, it seems as if Chimaev is now lastly getting wholesome. Whereas he initially mentioned that he was going to stroll away from the game, he has mentioned in latest weeks that he has his motivation again and he’s excited to battle once more quickly.
Chatting with MMAjunkie.com, Chimaev’s supervisor Abdelaziz confirmed that Staff Chimaev is hoping that the younger welterweight destroyer returns to the Octagon this summer time.
“We’ll see (Chimaev) on the finish of July (or) August. Even Dana (White) was asking me the opposite day. I advised him the top of July or August he’ll battle. I advised Sean (Shelby), too. Realistically, I believe it’s time to gradual it down a bit of bit, however I believe he’s going to make a (larger) assertion on the comeback. He’s going to maintain climbing. He’s a particular expertise. He’s a celebrity, I imagine, within the making. All of us will see. Everybody who understands MMA will perceive what Khamzat brings. It’s what it’s, and now we have to maneuver on. Illness can’t management that,” Abdelaziz mentioned about Chimaev.
Whereas he has misplaced out on the chance to battle Edwards, who fights Nate Diaz subsequent, there are different top-15 fighters who can be found now and who will develop into accessible come this summer time, so Chimaev goes to have loads of choices for his subsequent battle both method.
Who do you need to see Khamzat Chimaev battle in his return to the Octagon?