Khamzat Chimaev was in attendance for UFC 280’s fight card earlier today (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022) live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., and the undefeated welterweight contender ended up getting into a cageside scuffle when the action concluded.
Chimaev, who is already in the UFC doghouse for missing weight for his clash with Nate Diaz at UFC 279 last month, arrived at the Etihad Arena during the “Prelims” undercard to watch the massive event live. “Borz” made it all the way through the main card before landing himself in hot water (again).
Details are scarce at this time but reports are beginning to roll in around the combat community that suggests Chimaev got into a scuffle with members of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team following Islam Makhachev’s main event submission win over Charles Oliveira. Luckily, MMA Junkie was able to get a hold of some video footage showing Chimaev in action. Check it out below:
Additional footage would later surface showing Chimaev getting into it with Abubakar Nurmagomedov.
Chimaev just fighting anybody pic.twitter.com/zBeOuRmB8E— Ben Davis (@BenTheBaneDavis) October 22, 2022
It is unknown at this time exactly what went into this altercation, but Chimaev is no stranger to these type of situations. Remember, before his massive weight miss at UFC 279 he nearly brawled with Diaz and Kevin Holland backstage. That incident forced UFC president Dana White to pull the plug on UFC 279’s pre-fight press conference to the disappoint of fight fans everywhere.
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