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Khamzat Chimaev tries to smesh at local MMA event, security steps in | Video

Khamzat Chimaev still can’t seem to lock down a fight inside the Octagon, so “Borz” is apparently looking for action inside a cage anywhere he can get it. Over the weekend, the rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contender got into a mini scuffle with security at a mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Sweden.

According to Essentially Sports, Chimaev was sitting front row at a local MMA event that featured one of his teammates. When the fight was called off by the referee, Chimaev jumped the rail and made his way toward the cage in protest in defense of his teammate ... even though the stoppage seemed justified.

Before he could actually make his way into the cage, he ran into several security personnel, who had to physically forced Chimaev back down to his seat. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed before things really got out of hand.

Chimaev hasn’t competed since he manhandled Li Jingliang at UFC 267 in Oct. 2021 on “Fight Island.” The win was “Wolf’s” tenth straight win, fourth inside the Octagon since making his promotional debut in July 2020.

He is rumored to be fighting former 170-pound title contender, Gilbert Burns, later this year; however, nothing is confirmed at this time.