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MMA Fans Unhappy With Khamzat Chimaev’s Support of Jon Jones Amidst Personal Life Troubles

Published 02/27/2022, 7:15 AM EST

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Khamzat Chimaev is one of the most loved fighters on the UFC roster right now. Every time he’s stepped into the octagon, he has completely destroyed his opponents. Many consider ‘The Borz’ to be the next welterweight champion. As of 2022, the fighter stands 11th in the UFC’s welterweight rankings.

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Even though fans love Khamzat for his sense of humor and personality, he has received a great deal of backlash for a recent tweet he made. The Swedish fighter took to Twitter to show his support for the former UFC champion, Jon Jones.


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Jones is currently going through a separation with his fiancé, Jessie Moses.

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Fans react to Khamzat Chimaev supporting Jon Jones

Most of the fight fans who saw Khamzat Chimaev’s tweet did not agree with his support towards Jon Jones. There have been a lot of victims of Jones’ actions and the fans have not forgotten the trouble he’s caused. One of the commenters questioned Chimaev’s stance after his tweet:

One person said that ‘people don’t care about Jons’s fiancé’ after he saw Chimaev’s tweet. Instead, he threw light on his accomplishments inside the cage. He said, “They‘re just mad he embarrassed their favorite fighters at some point.”


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One of the commenters had some advice for Khamzat Chimaev. He also added,” Supporting a women beater is a low life move.”

Another fan threw light on the success Jones had in his professional career and slammed all the fighter’s haters in the comments section. He wrote, “Got to love how Jon Jones beat all of their favorite fighters so they’re all in the comments it’s crazy how much you guys hate him but always have something to say about him or care what he’s doing that’s weird if I didn’t like someone I wouldn’t care what they were doing.”


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Chimaev currently has a huge fan following, and he is loved by many fight fans around the world. This tweet could lose him a lot of supporters, and a fan took to the comments section to highlight this fact. He wrote, Good way to lose all these fans @KChimaev


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What are your thoughts on Khamzat Chimaev supporting Jon Jones despite all his controversies? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi


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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.
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