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Khamzat Chimaev Looking To Return To UFC In July

March 27, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Khamzat Chimaev

ESPN reports that welterweight Khamzat Chimaev is looking to return to the UFC in July and is targeting a fight with Neil Magny. Chimaev is currently 9-0 and was set to face Leon Edwards in Las Vegas on March 13, but he had health complications from COVID-19.

His manager, Ali Abdelaziz, said: “He’s probably going to start training in the middle of April, and is looking to fight in the beginning of July. He’s still getting medical treatment on a daily basis, but he is doing much better. Neil Magny is the guy we have in mind as an opponent, but let’s see what happens. I think a lot of us don’t truly know what these young fighters go through. It’s impossible to live inside their heads and inside their bodies, and sometimes they say things out of frustration or they are just mad they can’t do what they love to do. Khamzat has been doing this all his life, so he’s almost felt crippled not being able to train, but he’s healthy now and he’s going to start training. I was talking to him this week and he even said he’s going to be swimming with alligators and sharks, and doing movement with these creatures, as part of a special training program.

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