Aliskerov wished Chimaev all the best

UFC middleweight Ikram Aliskerov has reached out to fellow UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev, who withdrew from his fight against Robert Whittaker due to health issues.

"Until today it was unclear what was wrong with Hamzat - they said he was in hospital, or something else. Of course, it's unpleasant, I wish him a speedy recovery if he has health problems. You know, it's always like this in the last week before the fight - you get all the infections because of the weightlifting. I do not have exact information about Chimaev, but I wish him all the best".

Aliskerov will replace Chimaev in the fight against Whittaker, which will be held on June 22 in Saudi Arabia.