UFC welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev travels to Las Vegas with teammate Alexander Gustafsson before returning to the Octagon.
Chimaev has not fought since last September when he knocked out Gerald Meeerschaert in 17 seconds for health problems from a severe COVID-19 case. The coronavirus hit Chimaev’s body so hard that he even temporarily announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. However, he recovered and decided to return to the sport, announcing that he would return to “crush” his enemies.
Before Chimaev’s return to the Octagon, the Swede is traveling to Las Vegas with Gustafsson, his teammate at the Swedish Allstars Training Center, who recently announced that he will be returning to the cage after a year off. Chimaev’s coach Andreas Michael confirmed the plans with Frontkick.Online while also stating that UFC featherweight contender Guram Kutateladze will also travel to the United States.
“It feels good to have him back. We feel really good. We’re flying to the USA on Friday. It will be a long camp there with Alex, Khamzat and Guram. We’re going to train in Vegas and drive around a couple of different places. Xtreme Coutoure, Robert Drysdales Club, the UFC Performance Institute and elsewhere. We go where we are welcome, ”said the coach.
Chimaev quickly grew into one of the UFC’s biggest and brightest young stars before developing any health problems. The hope is that now that he’s healthy again, he can jump right back into a top 10 fight and his team still wants to fight Neil Magny.
“Hopefully. It’s a good fight and the one we want. Whatever we plan, it’s up to Khamzat. He could get in shape and say he wants a fight next week. Then only God knows how often he does.” fighting this year, ”said Chimaev’s manager Majdi Shammas.
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