- Khamzat Chimaev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov engaged in a brief physical altercation at UFC 280
- Khabib and Ramzan Kadyrov mediated to end the misunderstanding
UFC welterweights Khamzat Chimaev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov got into a physical altercation just moments after Islam Makhachev was crowned the new lightweight champion at UFC 280. The dust-up was believed to have stemmed from Chimaev’s derogatory remark aimed at Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abubakar’s cousin, last year.
Shortly after the altercation, Khabib declared that Chimaev and Abubakar have squashed the beef off and apparently, “The Eagle” and Chechen Republic dictator Ramzan Kadyrov took part in it.
The brotherhood prevailed
On Instagram, Abubakar posted a video of him, Chimaev, Khabib, among others, signaling the conflict has ended. In the video, Khabib appeared to be lifting the lid on the issue, while “Borz” and Abubakar were peacefully listening and acknowledging.
Part of Abubakar’s translated caption stated:
“I ask everyone to stop posting fictitious information and gossip on social networks. Everything that happened you have already seen on the video…This is a small misunderstanding that took place personally between me and Khlamzat. After that, we met with him in the Brotherhood circle, where we were gathered by the elders. As I said in an interview before my fight, Khlamzat is my brother in Faith and I always wish him health and success. I ask you, brothers, not to invent any kind of gossip and I hope our meeting will be beneficial between our brotherly peoples.”
Kadyrov spoke to them
Abubakar and Chimaev are both Muslims as well as Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. Another thing they have in common is that they all love the sport of MMA.
Upon learning about the altercation between Chimaev and Abubakar, Kadyrov appeared to have spoken to his fellow Muslims via video call. The feared politician then posted a screenshot of the video call and revealed that the tension has been settled.
Part of Kadyrov’s translated post stated:
“Nerves are tense to the limit, not only in the octagon, but also outside. But here there was a misunderstanding, which was resolved. We were and will be brothers, insha Allah!”
Chimaev and Abubakar both compete at welterweight but have yet to face each other inside the octagon. With the beef now settled, let’s hope there will be no more altercation happening in the future.