Many would agree that UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev’s luck has been pretty bad for the past few months as he contracted COVID-19 and also suffered its lingering effects. Due to the virus, he had to cancel several of his upcoming matches and in frustration, the fighter announced his retirement from UFC.
UFC President Dana White dismissed his announcement as White stated that he only got emotional from the consequences of his COVID-19 infection. After that there have been several hints and rumors that Chimaev is set to make his return to the FUC.
Ali Abdelaziz previously stated that Chimaev will be returning to UFC around the time of Summer this year. After that Chimaev himself said he is coming back to smash everyone.
Now Ali Abdelaziz has given some details regarding the training Chimaev is undergoing in preparation for his UFC return. Abdelaziz claimed that he was told by Chimaev that he is apparently undergoing water training with alligators, sharks, and crocodiles.
While this might seem farfetched, it is to be noted that he is a Russian fighter and they have a history of undergoing training vial unconventional means. For example, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestled with bears as a child.
We will have to see if Chimaev truly will make his return this year. The UFC world waits with bated breath for his comeback.