UFC Commentator on Khamzat Chimaev’s Canceled Fight: “He Could Finish Anyone”

UFC Commentator Praises Khamzat Chimaev Despite Setback

Chimaev’s Fight Canceled

Last week, it was confirmed that UFC star Khamzat Chimaev would not be competing at UFC on ABC 6 this weekend. The 29-year-old was originally slated to face former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the event’s main fight. Chimaev had to withdraw due to a persistent illness that has plagued him throughout his training camp, causing significant disruptions and hospital visits.

Daniel Cormier’s Reaction

Yesterday, UFC commentator Daniel Cormier commented on Chimaev’s canceled match. Cormier expressed his admiration for the 29-year-old’s progression in the UFC.

“I wonder if you can burn out when you start your career the way he did. Khamzat Chimaev fought two matches in two weeks on Fight Island. He did it fantastically. Then he went to UFC Apex and knocked out Gerald Meerschaert. Everyone thought he would become the best in the world, he could finish anyone.

“Then he defeated Kamaru Usman, a former champion. Despite beating Usman, it felt like he lost some of the hype he had built around himself.”

Khamzat’s UFC Journey

Khamzat made his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi in 2020 against John Phillips. Since then, the 29-year-old has secured six consecutive victories in the world-leading MMA organization. It remains unclear who Khamzat will face next. His manager, Majdi Shammas, emphasized the team’s commitment to resolving Chimaev’s health issues, promising that he will come back stronger.


UFC Saudi Arabia: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov – Fight Card and UK Times

Main Card

Start at 8:00 PM UK time on Saturday, June 22 – Available on Viaplay

• Middleweight: Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov
• Heavyweight: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Alexander Volkov
• Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Daniel Rodriguez
• Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Preliminary Card

Start at 5:00 PM UK time on Saturday, June 22 – Available on UFC Fight Pass

• Middleweight: Sharabutdin Magomedov vs. Joilton Lutterbach
• Lightweight: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Jared Gordon
• Welterweight: Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Nicolas Dalby
• Bantamweight: Kang Kyung-ho vs. Muin Gafurov
• Light Heavyweight: Magomed Gadzhiyasulov vs. Brendson Ribeiro
• Featherweight: Muhammad Naimov vs. Felipe Lima
• Bantamweight: Xiao Long vs. Lee Chang-ho

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