#sports activities Khamzat Chimaev did NOT miss weight due to lack of Muslim team-mates, insists Reza Madadi
Khamzat Chimaev did NOT miss weight due to ‘lack of Muslim team-mates’ as Khabib Nurmagomedov bizarrely claimed, insists Reza Madadi… with cornerman declaring UFC legend’s personal points slicing down
- Khabib Nurmagomedov mentioned Khamzat Chimaev wants extra Muslims round him
- Chimaev missed weight at UFC 279, prompting Khabib to spotlight subject
- He steered ‘Borz’ wants self-discipline he says comes with Muslim team-mates
- But Reza Madadi, one of the team-mates hit again to argue why he was improper
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s weird verdict that Khamzat Chimaev wants extra Muslim team-mates is wrong, claims Reza Madadi.
Madadi, a fellow Muslim, works intently with Chimaev and is ideally positioned to touch upon the previous light-weight champion’s remarks.
Chimaev has been working intently with Darren Till and lots of interpreted Khabib’s criticism as a thinly-veiled dig on the British star.
Reza Madadi (left) stood up for Khamzat Chimaev after criticism from Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov steered Chimaev missed weight due to a lack of Muslims with him
Speaking at a charity occasion for Pakistan, Khabib mentioned: ‘If you’re a Muslim, you must have good individuals round you.
‘Muslims who can say “Hey, don’t do this.” I not too long ago watched the weigh-in of Khamzat Chimaev. I adopted what was occurring together with his weight and checked out his staff.
‘There are not any Muslims round him and that is very dangerous. Because in case you are a Muslim, you want good, sturdy individuals round you that can say “Come back, do this.”
Nurmagomedov added: ‘When you change into well-known and wealthy, while you acquire energy and there are not any individuals who will give recommendation or you don’t pay attention to them, then one thing will occur.
‘You want good individuals, even in the event you do not prefer it, you want them.’
Chimaev did not seem to be bothered after throwing UFC 279 into disarray
But Madadi, who used to combat within the UFC as a light-weight and cornered Chimaev as half of his staff, has felt the necessity to respectfully inform Khabib why he’s improper.
In an Instagram submit, he wrote: ‘Dear Khabib, my Muslim brother. Firstly I would really like say I’ve an enormous respect for you as an athlete and for all of your achievements in our beloved sport of MMA. I’m additionally very proud of the way you symbolize our faith, perception and God in all of your interviews and appearances.
‘But, I would really like to give my level in your opinion on not having a Muslim staff round him and that was supposed to be the explanation of him lacking the weight. I’ve to disagree with you on this half.
‘Not solely have Khamzat had Muslim associates and teammates corresponding to me round him from day 1, but additionally from many different religions and backgrounds. There have been individuals which have been with him from the beginning, giving him love, sharing blood, sweat and pleasure and accomplished all the things to carry him to the place he’s now.
‘Being a Muslim doesn’t imply we’re excellent and flawless, belief me, I’ve accomplished many errors in my life as many individuals know.
Chimaev celebrates with team-mates following his win over Kevin Holland
‘With all due respect, so have you ever. So mentioning having Muslim staff will make you excellent, I’ve to disagree, having a staff that cares about you. In good occasions and dangerous occasions, it doesn’t matter what perception or faith they’ve is much extra essential. And that’s one thing Khamzat has.
‘There are a number of points that made Khamzat miss the weight however these causes keep within the staff. But he’s nonetheless younger and he’ll study from his errors.
‘If an enormous Champion such as you, did study out of your mistake while you missed weight, I’ve little doubt that our brother Khamzat will do as effectively.’
The jury remains to be out on whether or not Chimaev will probably be allowed to compete at welterweight once more having missed the mark by greater than seven kilos at UFC 279, sending the cardboard into disarray.
Fortunately, the UFC scrambled to save the occasion and Chimaev dismantled Kevin Holland in a spherical.