White thinks Chimaev should move up to middleweight

UFC President Dana White expressed the opinion that the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev should continue his career in the middleweight category.

Dana White
Dana White

The Swedish fighter failed the weigh-in before the UFC 279 tournament, exceeding the welterweight limit by almost 3.5 kg.

“Yes, this is indeed a problem. We need to think and deal with this. You know, I think that Chimaev should continue his middleweight career. It makes sense,” White said at a press conference after UFC 279.

Recall that initially Chimaev was supposed to fight with Nate Diaz, but after a failed weigh-in, the management decided to bring him to Kevin Holland. In a duel with an American, Khamzat won by choke in the first round.


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