‘Didn’t You Retire?’- Belal Muhammad Has an Apt Response for Khamzat Chimaev’s Comments

Published 12/24/2021, 3:59 AM EST


Belal Muhammad ended the year with yet another win as he took down ‘Wonderboy’ with his dominant grappling skills. Meanwhile, this has put him on the radar of the top welterweights in the division. Interestingly, ‘Bully B’ has found himself a rival in the most hyped fighter of the division- Khamzat Chimaev.

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At present, it involved the welterweights in a Twitter back and forth against each other.
Reportedly, Chimaev took a dig at Muhammad’s eye injury during his bout with Leon Edwards.

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However, ‘Remember The Name’ has shot back at Chimaev for his incessant trolling. Muhammad took to Twitter to ridicule ‘Borz’ for his short-spanned retirement earlier this year in March. Muhammad tweeted, “Didn’t You retire because you had a cold? Don’t worry Friend I got some nyquil for you”

Notably, it started when ‘Borz’ took a dig at ‘Bully B’ on his demand for a title shot right after defeating the number 5 ranked Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus.

Why did Khamzat Chimaev announce retirement in March?

Khamzat Chimaev announced his rather short-lived retirement after suffering from complications because of COVID-19. The promising prospect took to Instagram to pen down an emotional revelation. UFC President Dana White also told the press that the disease is affecting Chimaev’s health and he cannot continue for this time period.

“I want to say thank you all so much for supporting me in my journey in this sport. I think I’m done, yes I know I didn’t take the belt but it’s not the most important victory in this life. It may upset you but my heart and body tell me everything.”

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Reportedly, the UFC made a fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards in January, however, ‘Borz’ could not take part as he got diagnosed with the Corona Virus. Later, the match was rescheduled for March, but Chimaev could not take that as well.

It took a toll on Chimaev’s mental health, as a fight with Leon Edwards would have been the biggest one in his career. Notably, all this led the 27-year-old to take such an unexpected step.

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However, after some time, the Swedish fighter rebuked his decision as his acquaintances convinced him to fight.

Do you think Belal Muhammad and Khamzat Chimaev can have a face off inside the Octagon in 2022?

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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