Khabib Nurmagomedov will forever be regarded as one of the best UFC fighters to have competed in the MMA world. He ended his MMA career for good back in March and since then has been enjoying his life in retirement.

Now it seems Khamzat Chimaev is not a fan of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chimaev’s recent comments on Chechen politician Ramzan Kadyrov’s Instagram Live session were an indication of that.

Kadyrov and Khabib Nurmagomedov used to be on good terms and were spotted together on several occasions. However, it seems that has changed for some reason now. Kadyrov put Nurmagomedov on blast for never performing in the UFC with the Russian national flag or the flag of Dagestan. Kadyrov claimed that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a “UFC project” as well. 

“The UFC and Bellator have their own stars. Look at these stars. How many fights have they fought? At what time? How many fights have they refused? Projects are not meant to fail. They can agree and make set fights. The Khabib Project? Same. He’s a good athlete, but it’s a UFC project. It is one hundred percent a project. He has a good relationship with Dana White and has had good fights.

However, if someone does not go into battle, they are removed from the rankings, and Khabib has never been removed from the rankings. He knows himself that he is a UFC creation. If this is not the case, why have I never seen our brother Khabib perform with the flag of Russia or the flag of Dagestan? He knows what he is doing. He became a champion, avoided mistakes. The fact is, it’s a UFC creature. I think he will agree with that himself.”

And to those athletes who had the belt and left undefeated, we wish good luck. I know Khabib is a UFC project and I can talk about it extensively. Of course, in this organization, he would tear everyone apart, but the question was, would he tear everyone to Akhmat? I’m willing to pay any money to Khabib to come out in the ACA and see if he tears anyone down. I’m willing to pay him more than in the UFC if he plays in the ACA against our fighter. Let’s see who wins.”

Khamzat Chimaev, who was watching the broadcast on Instagram revealed his dislike for Khabib Nurmagomedov by commenting that he will tear him apart.

 “We’ll tear him apart if he wants.” 

It is not known why Chimaev has bad blood with Nurmagomedov now all of a sudden. Regardless, it is unlikely Nurmagomedov will respond to what Chimaev said. Chimaev also recently claimed that he will be competing four times in UFC this year after making his return.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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