Chimaev’s career has been put on hold due to COVID-19 problems, which forced him to withdraw from two fights against Leon Edwards in December and March. According to Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA, Chimaev’s trainer, the rising welterweight has recently resumed training.On Monday, Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie that he had a procedure. “His first day of training was actually three days ago. Man, he’ll be back with a vengeance. He’s got a lot to prove. He was the one who was still main-eventing. What’s more, guess what? COVID currently dominates the universe, and COVID has him.
Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), the MMA Junkie “Newcomer of the Year” for 2020, hasn’t fought since September due to COVID. Abdelaziz has told the UFC that his health is improving and that he plans to return in the summer.Chimaev, 26, debuted in the UFC in 2020 with two stoppage victories in ten days to start his career. With a devastating 17-second knockout of Gerald Meerschaert in September, he made it three wins in three fights. Chimaev has won all nine of his professional fights, all of which were close fights.