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White: “Chimaev did not have a bad week at UFC 279”

All things considered, Dana White doesn't think Khamzat Chimaev had a bad fight week for UFC 279. Chimaev made a lot of headlines this past week l


All things considered, Dana White doesn’t think Khamzat Chimaev had a bad fight week for UFC 279. Chimaev made a lot of headlines this past week leading up to his return to the Octagon, and not all were positive, at least according to some.

Yet despite all the things that happened in the days leading up to the UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas, White is still very high up in the undefeated contender.

“It was a crazy week, I mean the whole week was crazy in every way that could be crazy, but I would by no means say that it was a bad week for Khamzat Chimaev. He came in, and everyone knows what I think about Kevin Holland and what I think about him as a person and as a fighter, and damn Khamzat made it look easy and very fast. He is an absolute beast.”

Chimaev dominated the Netherlands in their co-main event, adding another impressive victory to his record. But that was not supposed to be Chimaev’s opponent.

The Chechen fighter was supposed to meet MMA star Nate Diaz at the top of the bill, but lost weight by 7.5 pounds on Friday morning. His failure to make the welterweight limit sparked the chaos that forced the UFC to shuffle three matchups on the card, including his.