Khamzat Chimaev slated for extended hiatus from the UFC: ‘His momma raised a b*tch’

Khamzat Chimaev slated for UFC hiatus his momma raised a b*tch Joaquin Buckley

Undefeated welterweight contender, Khamzat Chimaev’s extended period of the sidelines has been scrutinized by division challenger, Joaquin Buckley – who claimed the Chechen-born fighter’s mother “raised a b*tch”. 

Chimaev, the current number four ranked welterweight contender, has been sidelined since co-headlining UFC 279 back in September of last year, defeating Kevin Holland in a one-sided first round D’Arce choke submission win.

The win came as AllStars MMA staple, Chimaev’s twelfth consecutively as a professional, improving his undefeated record to boot.

6-0 since is move to the Octagon back in the summer of 2020, prior to his submission stoppage win over Holland, Chimaev landed a close, unanimous decision win over one-time title challenger, Gilbert Burns.

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Since his move to the welterweight limit, Chimaev has turned in stoppage wins over Rhys McKee, Gerald Meerschaert, and a particularly dominant rear-naked choke submission success against Li Jingliang in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

And sidelined since his submission win over Holland last September, Chimaev, who has been linked with a return at UFC 294 in October in the Middle East to boot, has welcomed a bout with former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman – claiming a bout between himself and the Auchi native is still possible for the pay-per-view card.

“We train as usual here in Stockholm,” Khamzat Chimaev said. “We were in Dubai for training camp, but came back now. Then, a month before the match, we will go to Abu Dhabi. But otherwise, we train as usual here in Stockholm. We are ready for the match.”

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“It could be (Kamaru) Usman, 90 percent,” Khamzat Chimaev explained. “But he’s talking about two kilos, he doesn’t want to gain two kilos. Dana White talks about 92 kilos – we’ll see. There was no other match. It’s just him.”

Joaquin Buckley takes aim at Khamzat Chimaev and his mother

However, as per recent winner, Buckley, Chimaev’s long-term sidelining from the Octagon can be chalked up to his mother’s method of raising him.

“‘Cause his (Khamzat Chimaev’s) momma raised a b*tch,” Joaquin Buckley posted on Twitter. (H/T MMA News)

16-6 as a professional, snapping a two-fight losing streak at the middleweight limit, Buckley most recently turned in a stunning second round high-kick KO win over Andre Fialho at UFC Vegas 73 – earning a Performance of the Night bonus to boot.