Did Khamzat Chimaev’s new training footage just show off his leg injury?

The hype train Khamzat Chimaev should have lost a lot of momentum by now. What began as back-to-back dominance across two weight classes in less than two weeks now seems to be struggling to find opponents. When it comes to new training material, the Swede may need to weight longer for his comeback.

Khamzat brought his earlier momentum to his match with Gerald Meerschaert where he scored a super quick KO. He was then booked to fight Chinese contestant Li Jingliang where he again dominated his opponent by carrying him like a rag doll and finished him off in the first round.

A weakness in the Russian’s strength was already evident in this fight. Chimaev struggled to hit the right weight and had to adapt the good old “Daniel Cormier” towel trick to maintain his suitability for the fight. This win gave him the chance to make a loud statement against Gilbert Burns at welterweight.

The ‘Borz’ taunted the UFC veteran ahead of the fight, claiming it would be an easy fight. But Khamzat seemed to have lost his focus in all the hype while Burns focused razor sharp on the fight. And the fight almost went in Gilbert’s favor as Chimaev claimed a narrow victory.

The Swedish national got another big fight against UFC veteran Nate Diaz. This time the Chechen missed the wait by a long way and showed no remorse for his actions. Many fans had had enough by this time and began withdrawing their support for the one hyped prospect of two divisions.

Once considered a champion in record time, he now struggles to find opponents. Chimaev has been looking very jacked lately and many are speculating about a permanent move to middleweight. Footage shows the Russian lifting weights while injuring his feet.

A voice behind the camera, believed to be a trainer, guides him through the endeavor. Many fans who have remained loyal to the “wolf” are now wondering if he can even make a comeback in 2023.

https://www.sportszion.com/did-khamzat-chimaevs-new-training-footage-just-reveal-his-leg-injury/ Did Khamzat Chimaev’s new training footage just show off his leg injury?

Chris Estrada

Chris Estrada is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chris Estrada joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: chrisestrada@24ssports.com.

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