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Khamzat Chimaev knocks out of UFC Fight Island 8 due to complications of COVID-19

Khamzat Chimaev’s manager Ali Abdelaziz revealed on Wednesday that his client’s withdrawal from the UFC Fight Island 8 headliner was caused by protracted health complications due to COVID-19. did.

Chimaev was infected with COVID-19 in early December. He’s far beyond the infectious window, but Abdellajiz is on ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, and Chimaev still has health problems, planned on the other side of Leon Edwards on UFC Fight Island in January. He said he couldn’t properly prepare for the match on the 20th.

“Khamzat was infected with the coronavirus and when he returned to the gym, his lungs did not recover 100 percent. He needed time for his lungs to recover, and now it takes that time. It’s about taking, “said Abdelaziz.

Edwards and Chimaev were originally scheduled to headline the UFC Vegas 17 on December 12, but the match was canceled because Edwards was infected with a serious case of COVID-19. He was ill and lost £ 12 during his match.

Although less publicized, Abdellajiz confirmed that Chimaev was also infected with COVID-19 at a similar time.

The UFC Fight Island 8 match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, January 20th has been rescheduled. The match was found to be the second part of three eight-day events on the island and resolved due to Chimaev’s protracted health problems.

Edwards tweeted that he was still going to play Chimaev at some point, but wants UFC officials to keep him on the January 20th fight card.


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Khamzat Chimaev knocks out of UFC Fight Island 8 due to complications of COVID-19

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