Khamzat Chimaev questioned if he had cancer amid recent COVID-19 health issues


Surging UFC welterweight contender, Khamzat Chimaev has revealed that he had initially questioned if cancer was the reason behind him coughing up blood due to his lingering health issues he’s suffering following a positive COVID-19 test result late last year. Chimaev took to his official Instagram account at the beginning of March, sharing a worrying […]

Dana White claims Khamzat Chimaev isn’t retiring, expects June return


Well, despite a worrying social media post last night, UFC president, Dana White has claimed that uber-prospect, Khamzat Chimaev isn’t calling time on his career, and expects the Chechen-born contender to push forward with plans for an Octagon return as soon as June. Posting on his official Instagram account last night, Chimaev seemed to announce […]

Khamzat Chimaev appears to announce retirement from MMA: I think I’m done


Surging UFC welterweight contender, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev has dropped a rather surprising bombshell tonight — appearing to announce his sudden retirement from professional mixed martial arts, amid his ongoing battle with COVID-19. Chimaev, who has seen three scheduled outings with the #3 ranked, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards fall to the wayside since December of last year, […]

Report – Khamzat Chimaev out of UFC Vegas 21 headliner with Leon Edwards on March 13th.


Well, it won’t prove to be third time lucky for a much-anticipated welterweight pairing of surging perennial contender, Leon Edwards and the captivating emerging challenger, Khamzat Chimaev. According to a report from ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto tonight, Chechen-born finisher, Chimaev has once more been forced to withdraw from a matchup with Team Renagade BJJ & MMA […]

Report – Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev rescheduled for UFC event on March 13th.


Let’s hope third time’s the charm with this matchup. Rescheduled once again, the high-stakes welterweight pairing of streaking division mainstay, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards, and the captivating newcomer, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev is now set to land on the promotion’s March 13th. UFC Fight Night event. As of writing, a location or venue for the showcase has […]

Report – Khamzat Chimaev out of UFC Fight Island 8 headliner with Leon Edwards


For the second time in just over a month, the anticipated welterweight pairing of perennial contender, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards, and prospect, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev has been shelved from it’s originally scheduled main event slot. According to a report from Swedish outlet, Front Kick, Chimaev has been forced to withdraw from the main event clash with reasons […]

Chris Weidman reveals rib injury ruled him from pairing with Khamzat Chimaev


Former UFC middleweight champion, Chris ‘The All American’ Weidman has revealed he had accepted an offer to tackle uber-prospect, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev – until an untimely rib injury ruled the Baldwin native from a potential matchup. The former 185-pound kingpin recently scored a unanimous decision win over the then-surging, Omari ‘Wolverine’ Akhmedov at UFC Vegas […]

Report: Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev booked for UFC Vegas 15 on December 19th.


Back in the official welterweight rankings, and back to active competition – perennial division contender, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards is pencilled in to main event UFC Vegas 15 on December 19th. as he tackles streaking fan-favourite, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev – in a title-eliminator, potentially for both. Controversially removed from the official welterweight pile yesterday due to […]