Khamzat Chimaev apparently doesn’t feel too bad about missing weight for his UFC 279 fight against Nate Diaz.
On Friday, Chimaev weighed in 7.5 pounds over the welterweight limit, completely screwing up the UFC 279 fight card.
Khamzat Chimaev just missed weight by a whopping 7.5 POUNDS for the #UFC279 main event, leaving his fight vs. Nate Diaz in limbo.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) September 9, 2022
The early reports claim that the Chimaev vs. Diaz fight is off, and the UFC is scrambling to find a last-minute replacement for the main event.
It doesn't sound like Nate Diaz, at this time, is particularly interested in fighting someone who comes in over the contracted weight. #UFC279
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) September 9, 2022
I talked to someone in Diaz's camp who said "Khamzat fight's not going to happen." They believe Chimaev didn't even try to make the weight and is basically cheating. The consensus around Diaz's team is he's either going to fight Tony Ferguson or not fight at all. #UFC279
— Cole Shelton (@ColeShelton91) September 9, 2022
About a half hour after missing weight, Chimaev joked about the situation on Twitter by posting a photoshopped photo of himself blaming Darren Till for his situation.
— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) September 9, 2022
Fans didn’t find the joke funny and ripped into Chimaev to shreds.
“Dude can’t handle the spotlight yet. They gave him as close to a “walk in the park” as it gets in fighting, and he misses weight by 2 miles.The UFC basically sent him to terminate Diaz and his contract but he can’t even take it seriously.”
Dude can't handle the spotlight yet.
They gave him as close to a "walk in the park" as it gets in fighting and he misses weight by 2 miles.
The UFC basically sent him to terminate Diaz and his contract but he can't even take it seriously.
This card is gonna change, just wait. https://t.co/9SIFEpOptA
— Underground Case Breaks (@UndergroundBrks) September 9, 2022
“It aint even funny, all that talent but 0 professionalism. At this rate you’ll never ever be champion.”
It aint even funny, all that talent but 0 professionalism. At this rate you'll never ever be champion. https://t.co/cdTW4XSEFa
— UltraSurrr (@SurrrUltra) September 9, 2022
— The Fight Game 24/7 (@TheFightGame247) September 9, 2022