Khamzat Chimaev Pens an Emotional Message to Pay Tribute to a Close One

Published 04/22/2022, 3:44 AM EDT

Khamzat Chimaev is making big steps in his professional career. Less than three years ago, he was nowhere near the fame and financial stability that he has now. Still, all of this can’t fill the place with a close one.

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‘Borz’ shared the humane side of himself in a personal post on his Instagram.

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The Swede captioned it, “Allt som vi drömde om händer. Men. utan dig.”

“Everything we dreamed of happens. But. without you.” (translated via Google Translate)

The welterweight has talked about her aunt before and showed the emotional side of himself after his second UFC fight when he was on the verge of getting the notoriety that he has now.

‘Borz’ on the struggles his mother faced when he was young

The mentality of Chimaev is one thing his new best buddy Darren Till talked about during his interviews. While a strong overall MMA game helps him with such a sound mind, Chimaev’s comment about his early life suggests it comes from his hereditary.

In one of his earlier interviews, Chimaev revealed the struggles his mother faced when ‘Borz’ was young. He said, “My mother take care of us. Six kids bratha, without money.” Chimaev referred his mother sometimes didn’t have food left for herself, as she fed him and his siblings.

“She did everything because I’m staying here now. She’s the strongest of people.” Subsequently, Chimaev called women around the world ‘warriors’, as he respected the sacrifices made by her mother.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Chimaev is yet to fight in a five-rounder fight. Hence, before getting to cardio machines and the best welterweights on the planet Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, Chimaev should test the waters of a five-round contest against some top fighters.

Belal Muhammad has a similar style to a Colby Covington and/or Kamaru Usman. Hence, ticking the main event would be crucial for the young welterweight, and ‘Remember the Name’ would be a perfect opponent before getting to the absolute best of the division.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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