Ramzan Kadyrov, chief of the Chechen Republic, paid tribute to surging UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev upon his return to his homeland simply weeks after scoring the largest win of his profession in a fight-of-the-year candidate in opposition to the Brazilian former title challenger Gilbert Burns.
Chimaev continued what seems to be a path immediately in the direction of a UFC world title shot together with his win in opposition to the then-second-ranked Burns, and has turn into a reputable celebrity within the lower than two years he has spent on the UFC roster.
Right this moment, Chimaev lives in Sweden the place he emigrated on the age of 18 after being born in Beno-Yurt, Chechnya, however retains shut ties to the world during which he grew up and first started the wrestling coaching which might ultimately convey him to the brink of a UFC championship.
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Kadyrov, who’s certainly one of Chimaev’s most notable followers, has lengthy held an curiosity within the fighter. He’s mentioned to have gifted him a Mercedes Benz after a struggle (which Chimaev reportedly crashed some months later), whereas additional experiences additionally said that Kadyrov helped persuade Chimaev to not retire from MMA in March of 2021 after he suffered a very severe Covid-19 an infection.
And of their newest assembly, footage of which was uploaded to Instagram, Kadyrov could possibly be seen congratulating Chimaev for his latest win, whereas additionally paying tribute to the UFC star in accompanying feedback on the social media web site.
“After a convincing victory over the Brazilian Gilbert Burns ‘Chechen Wolf’ Khamzat Chimaev upon returning to his fatherland, the very first thing he did was go to me,” learn quotes attributed to Kadyrov, through translation.
“It was with nice pleasure that I met our undefeated fighter and personally congratulated him on his victory. Additionally, Khamzat didn’t overlook about my dedication to sports activities and a wholesome way of life and introduced me with memorable presents within the type of sports activities tools.
“Khamzat is a singular fighter, has an enormous arsenal of combating expertise,” Kadyrov continued.
“Time and again, he pleases us with spectacular fights, leaving no probability of victory for his opponents, who, by an unlucky coincidence, had an opportunity to go one on one with him.
“The variety of unconditional victories is rising quickly, in distinction to defeats, the mark of which is invariably at zero. Modest in on a regular basis life, Khamzat, getting into the octagon, instantly transforms into an unstoppable fighter who doesn’t undergo defeat.
“I sincerely want Khamzat success in sports activities actions and as soon as once more congratulate him on his vivid victory! I’m certain that he’ll obtain nice heights and steamroll all of the oncoming opponents.”
Kadyrov is a famous fan of fight sports activities and has beforehand been seen within the firm of undefeated world champions Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather.
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