Henry Cejudo has suggested Khamzat Chimaev to get his sh-t collectively if he desires to return to welterweight and win the 170-pound championship.
Khamzat’s UFC 279 headliner with Nate Diaz was scrapped after ‘Borz’ missed weight by a substantial margin, hitting the scales at 178.5 kilos, a full seven and a half kilos over the non-title struggle welterweight restrict.
The cardboard was reshuffled, and Khamzat was relegated to the co-main occasion, the place he took on Kevin Holland at a catchweight of 180 kilos, submitting ‘Trailblazer’ with a D’Arce choke within the first spherical.
Query marks loom over Khamzat’s future at welterweight after he was reportedly vomiting and feinting whereas making an attempt to make weight, with UFC president Dana White hinting that his subsequent struggle could possibly be at middleweight.
Cejudo thinks Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) could make 170 once more however provided that he makes critical tweaks to his coaching and stops overexerting himself within the health club, which ‘Triple C’ thinks could possibly be the offender to his failed UFC 279 weight reduce.
“You received’t come again, if you happen to don’t get your s*** collectively, you received’t come again and ever make that weight once more,” Cejudo, the previous UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion, advised Helen Yee in a current interview (h/t Sportskeeda). “Belief me, even when you have huge balls, you received’t make it as a result of whenever you’re off that a lot, simply think about him at 170. He’s struggling to in all probability make 178. Like , he gave the whole lot he had. His coach mentioned his tongue was white, vomiting all that different stuff, throwing up fluid.”
“I’ve been there earlier than,” Cejudo added. “He’s gonna have to actually tweak his coaching. He’s in all probability coaching an excessive amount of and possibly permitting extra of his metabolism to eat extra and there’s a method of doing it, the place you possibly can nonetheless make weight, nonetheless really feel good whilst you’re not overworking your physique.”
Khamzat is presently #3 within the UFC welterweight rankings and undefeated at middleweight with two stoppage victories over John Phillips and Gerald Meerschaert. He has ambitions of changing into the subsequent UFC champ-champ and destroying anyone that stands in his method, making him a critical pressure to be reckoned with at welterweight and middleweight.