(Video) Khamzat Chimaev Gets Into Heated Altercation With Abubakar Nurmagomedov At UFC 280

An altercation emerged following the UFC 280 headliner.

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(via The Mac Life)

Khamzat Chimaev wasn’t scheduled to fight at UFC 280, but here we are. 

The Altercation 

Following Islam Makhachev’s title win over Charles Oliveira, the UFC Welterweight contender would have a fight of his own as Chimaev crossed paths with team Makhachev cageside.

At first it was peaceful as Chimaev shook hands with Abubakar Nurmagomedov who won his fight earlier that night. However, that would quickly change as Chimaev quickly pushed Abubakar. It wouldn’t take long for a swarm of security to separate the conflicting UFC fighters. A glimpse of the altercation was captured by The Mac Life below.


Chimaev would shout at Abubakar as he was pushed and held back by multiple security guards. The heated cageside altercation even caught the eye of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who scaled a bit of the UFC cage to where Chimaev was at.

‘The Eagle’ looked through the chain links as security successfully separated Chimaev and his cousin Abubakar. 

Why Did It Happen?

It looks like there is a history between Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev. 

Abubakar was not happy after Chimaev’s derogatory towards Khabib in 2021. In a deleted Instagram post, Nurmagomedov would tell Chimaev to ‘be careful with your statements’. 

Fast forward a year and the rivalry is very still alive as the two went at each other at UFC 280.

Published on October 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm
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