Khamzat Chimaev seems to have introduced that he’s not going to retire from the UFC in any case.
‘The Chechen Wolf’ rose to prominence within the UFC in 2020 after profitable his first three fights within the promotion in an excellent quick interval of lower than two months at Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi.
Nonetheless, a extreme case of COVID-19 made Khamzat Chimaev rethink his journey as a blended martial artist. It has been reported that his well being was harshly affected by the illness, with the UFC bringing him to america for specialised remedy.
But it surely seems just like the Chechen Wolf determined it was his time to return from the short ‘retirement’ as he introduced he is again with a publish to his Instagram account.
“Shock, shock. I am coming again to smash all people,” Khamzat Chimaev wrote.
Booked to battle Leon Edwards, No. 3 within the UFC welterweight rankings, following his early success and promising future, Khamzat Chimaev’s profession was hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After Edwards after which Chimaev himself each examined optimistic for the primary two makes an attempt on the battle occurring, the UFC rescheduled the battle for the third time to February 2021.
Nonetheless, the Swedish-Russian fighter needed to withdraw from the battle once more as he’s struggling to heal from lingering COVID-19 signs that persist months after he was contaminated.
After posting an image of a sink lined in blood, allegedly coming from his cough, the welterweight sensation determined to place an finish to his profession.
“I need to say thanks to everybody for his or her help in my path on this sport. I feel I am accomplished, sure, I do know that I did not take the belt, however this isn’t a very powerful victory on this life. It might upset you, however my coronary heart and physique inform me every part. I need to say an enormous thanks to my crew. I need to say an enormous thanks to UFC,” Khamzat Chimaev wrote on his Instagram account.
Whom does Khamzat Chimaev need for his subsequent battle?
Khamzat Chimaev already is aware of whom he needs to be his subsequent adversary within the UFC welterweight division. In a current publish made on his Twitter account, the Chechen Wolf referred to as out 170 lb veteran Neil Magny.
Magny’s final battle was a defeat to Michael Chiesa at UFC Struggle Island 8 final January, however he nonetheless stands excessive among the many welterweights, sitting at No. 9 within the rankings.