Chimaev warned to ‘be careful’ after boasting to Kadyrov he will ‘tear apart’ Khabib
All might not be well between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Ramzan Kadyrov’s new favourite fighter.
Recently, on an Instagram live video hosted by Kadyrov, Nurmagomedov, someone Kadyrov has hosted and feted on multiple occasions, came up. During that segment Chimaev weighed in and told viewers that “We will tear [Nurmagomedov] apart if he wants.”
This comment comes while Kadyrov has seemingly poked at ‘The Eagle’ with a challenge for him to come to Chechnya and fight someone from Kadyrov’s Akhmat MMA club. Kadyrov said he would pay Nurmagomedov as much money as he wants for the contest.
Chimaev’s comments have been met with criticism from current UFC welterweight Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin.
Abubakar posted on social media that Chimaev should “be careful with his statements.”
“I see you quickly changed your shoes,” he wrote. “After moving to Sweden and writing a complaint against your own Chechen Republic that you are being infringed upon, you received documents for a good life in Sweden. But now, having gained fame, you, I see, have changed. Now you have come back and live in Chechnya, and everything is fine with you. I’m happy for you. Don’t lose this comfort zone.”
“Not long ago in America, you sat at the same table with us and ate, trained in the same gym, went to the Mosque together and called us brothers,” continued Abubakar. “And now you write that you will tear someone up. Yes, I agree, everyone has the right to express their opinion. But be careful with your statements.”