Khamzat Chimaev had truly an effect conveying three shocking exhibitions inside his initial two months with the UFC.

Tragically for fans, Chimaev's action throughout recent years has eased back emphatically with the two-division contender just contending multiple times starting from the beginning of 2021. He was booked to conflict with previous middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the headliner at UFC Saudi Arabia on Saturday, however the undefeated Chechen was constrained off the card without a second to spare in the wake of becoming sick.

UFC President Dana White recognized that Chimaev is seriously debilitated at the present time, yet the advancement actually has no genuine knowledge on what precisely turned out badly with him.

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"The issue is we truly don't have the foggiest idea about [what's wrong]," White told The Jim Rome Show. "Each time this person draws near to a battle, I saw video film of him on the ground fiercely sick. He was hospitalized once more. He hadn't prepared for three or four days or five days, I don't know precisely exact thing the number was nevertheless we were unable to place him into a battle one weekend from now."

Chimaev has broadly managed long haul issues originating from a past episode of Coronavirus, with the 30-year-old contender in any event, alluding to retirement as he attempted to recuperate from the sickness. He ultimately returned however inertia has killed a great deal of the energy that Chimaev developed, particularly in the wake of declaring a super durable move as much as 185 pounds.

Chimaev crushed previous UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in an ever changing issue at 185 pounds this previous November, however hasn't battled again since. This most recent defer adds much more question marks about Chimaev's future and it's impossible to tell when that could change.


"I saw this youngster on Battle Island, he needed to battle the following end of the week," White said. "I let him battle the following end of the week. He looked inconceivable. He's been on this tear and recently it's been difficult to get him into the octagon.

"Each time he draws near to battling, he becomes truly ill. I don't know [how long he will be out]. I don't have any idea what to say. Dislike he's here in this nation and we've had specialists here eyeball him or anything in such a way. He's kind of distant so it's hard to manage."

With Chimaev out, the UFC continued on toward Whittaker taking on exceptionally promoted prospect Ikram Aliskerov, who holds a 2-0 record in the octagon with the two battles finishing by knockout. Aliskerov's just vocation misfortune came to Chimaev back in 2019, yet presently he gets an opportunity to jump over his previous enemy in the rankings with a success over Whittaker on Saturday.