Conor McGregor states more UFC fighters will deliberately miss weight

Conor McGregor voices concerns that more UFC fighters will deliberately miss weight after Khamzat Chimaev was allowed to fight Kevin Holland despite coming in SEVEN POUNDS over the limit for his proposed bout with Nate Diaz

  • Conor McGregor has warned that more fighters will copy Khamzat Chimaev
  • Chimaev missed weight for his scheduled fight against veteran Nate Diaz
  • But he was allowed to remain on the card and allowed to fight Kevin Holland
  • The Russian-born fighter claimed victory with a first-round submission 

Controversial star Conor McGregor has warned UFC that more fighters will follow in the footsteps of Khamzat Chimaev after he was allowed to remain on the card despite failing to make weight.

Russian-born Chimaev was set to fight veteran Nate Diaz as the headline event at UFC 279 on Saturday evening but weighed in seven pounds over the required limit for the bout.

Instead of being stripped off the card and sent home, Chimaev was allowed to fight Kevin Holland instead. 

Khamzat Chimaev beat Kevin Holland with a first-round submission on Saturday evening

Russian-born Chimaev didn’t look fussed when weighing in over seven pounds over the limit

The 28-year-old claimed a first-round submission victory over Holland who looked out of his depth after being given less than 48 hours to prepare for an Octagon encounter with Chimaev.

McGregor is renowned for his brazen Tweets that often cross the line and are usually quickly deleted, and made his latest revelation ahead of Saturday’s main event.

But this time, the Irishman has struck a sensible tone as he insisted that the sport’s president Dana White made a mistake by allowing Chimaev to remain on the card after his humiliating weigh-in.

Conor McGregor has blasted the UFC for allowing Chimaev to fight despite missing weight

McGregor tweeted: ‘My opinion they should have pulled Khamzat from the card entirely.

‘Reconfiguring bouts, and with a more favourable bout for the failed cutter, will only make many others in the game follow suit. 

‘The smirks on the scale where enough for me. Pull from the card and starve. McG UFC.’ 

McGregor hasn’t stepped foot in the Octagon since 2021 after he lost to Dustin Poirier for a second time.

UFC President Dana White rescheduled the card to allow Chimaev to controversially fight

The Irishman suffered a horrific leg injury that ended the bout early and has been undergoing rehab while making as big a name for himself outside the sport as he has in it.

It is yet to be seen when or if McGregor will fight again in the UFC. 




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