The lingering symptoms of COVID-19 forced him to withdraw from UFC Vegas. On the 21st, Khamzat Chimaev appeared to announce his retirement from MMA for three weeks. But UFC Chairman Dana White said that the rising UFC middleweight star is actually ready for a comeback in June.
Chimaev wrote on Instagram: “Thank you very much for supporting my journey in this sport. I think I am done.” He added that although he did not win the championship, “this is not The most important victory in this life.”
He wrote: “It may upset you, but my heart and body tell me everything.”
Later, Chimaev posted a picture in his Instagram story, which showed what appeared to be blood in a pool.
He wrote in an email translated on Reddit: “The main reason is that I don’t know what this disease is, but it is not easy to die.”
Multiple emails were not immediately sent to Chimaev’s management and the UFC. But White then told the MMA addict that he had spoken to the fighter and clarified his plan. The UFC recently sent Chimaev to his hometown of Las Vegas for treatment, and White said the consequences of his recovery prompted him to retire significantly.
White said: “When he got here, the doctor took care of him and put him on prednisone. Prednisone is a nasty fast-acting steroid.” “So he is treating with prednisone and he should take it. This kind of thing, then relax, relax and let yourself recover. He went in, received training today, felt like crazy, became very excited, and expressed his opinion.
“He shouldn’t be trained, but you know, this guy is a barbarian. He wants to fight like every weekend, and now he can’t even train, so he was very excited and posted this, but he didn’t resign.”
According to his representative, Chimaev was hospitalized several times due to various health problems and received antibiotic treatment for bronchitis. In his behind-the-scenes video, his manager Majdi Shammas said that the fighter had started coughing after two rounds of work in preparation for the battle in Las Vegas on March 13. He was later taken to the local hospital. Shammas said the fighter later told him that he thought he was going to die.
In announcing Shimayev’s grip, White said that the 26-year-old star had lung disease. This is the third time the game has been cancelled. This is because Edwards was defeated by Edwards with a positive COVID-19 reservation in UFC Vegas 17, and Chimaev withdrew from UFC Vegas 19 due to complications caused by the virus.
White said: “He was airlifted here so we can take care of him.” “We asked him to take care of him. They let him take medicine. He will get better, he will go in and start exercising. He shouldn’t be trained, he is very frustrated.
“He should be training when he is resting. He must at least stay on medication, otherwise he must leave.”
Chimaev, a product of the Stockholm Allstars Training Center, won consecutive back-to-back victories in middleweight and middleweight competitions in just 10 days, became famous on Fight Island, and flew to UFC. Two months later, he knocked out Gerald Meerschaert with an amazing punch, which made him a future challenger to the championship.
The battle with Edwards, the leader of the welterweight in eight straight victories, seems to be the gateway to a fighter that has attracted the attention of fans all over the world.
Chimaev’s health problems highlight the sudden reversal of wealth and the severity of the virus, which has claimed 2.5 million lives and caused debilitating symptoms for many “travelers” , So that they can not return to normal life.
This is Chimaev’s complete statement:
“I want to say thank you very much for supporting my journey in this sport. I think I have done it. Yes, I know I did not hold the seat belt, but this is not the most important victory in his life. It may make you unhappy, but my mind and body have told me everything. I want to express my gratitude to my team [Allstars Training Center]. I want to express my gratitude to UFC. “