Khamzat Chimaev and UFC’s love affair is over.

I was stunned to see Khamzat Chimaev's response to Dana White's explanation as to why he is unavailable to fight.

By: Chris Rini | 3 weeks ago
Khamzat Chimaev and UFC’s love affair is over.

Khamzat Chimaev was once a future star, but Dana White’s press conference comments have cast a shadow on the future.

Khamzat Chimaev and Dana White have conflicting perspectives on the Chechen's ability to fight.

I was stunned to see Khamzat Chimaev’s response to Dana White’s explanation as to why he is unavailable to fight. This disconnect dates back to early 2021, and I’ve harbored suspicions that Bo Nickal has replaced Chimaev as the newest object of the organization’s affection. Maybe there’s a more benign explanation, maybe Khamzat is on a clandestine mission to bust Hasbulla out of jail.

Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday.


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Chris Rini
Chris Rini

Chris Rini is an artist and BloodyElbow’s editorial cartoonist. He has been an artist since 1996 and publishes an annual book called The Fine Art of Violence. Chris has worked in Mixed Martial arts since 2013 and in his spare time makes terrariums, plays keyboards, and trains BJJ.

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