This is not the first time Chimaev had trouble making weight, in his second last fight against Li Jingliang he somehow made the weight with the help of an old towel trick.
Speaking to reporters at UFC 279 post-fight press conference, Dana White addressed the issue of Khamzat struggling to make weight for Welterweight.
“Yeah, it’s a problem, it’s a problem that he missed weight, We have to look at it and figure it out, but what makes sense is for him to fight at (185). So we’ll see.”
“No, (I haven’t talked to Khamzat yet). I mean, what should I talk to him about? You should be sorry? Get smaller? It is what it is. It happened and yeah, we’ll go back this week, come up with a plan, and like I just told Kevin (reporter), have him fight at (185).”Dana White
Khamzat is no doubt a big guy for the welterweight division, but it seems like he wants to go for multiple division champion starting at the lowest possible weight for him.
With his new rising feud with Middleweight Paulo Costa, he has many interesting fights in the Middleweight division also.
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