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Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya prepares to fight Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX

Khamzat Chimaev took to Twitter to showcase his recovery in a recent post. The Chechen-born fighter had been struggling with the lingering effects of COVID 19 for quite some time.

In a recent interview, he had also revealed his fears of cancer, after he coughed up blood in a session. However, it seems as though he’s ready to put it behind him and could be nearing full fitness again.

Khamzat contracted COVID 19 at the back end of 2020 and has been on the sidelines ever since. Even though he started rehabilitation in Las Vegas soon after, his progress to full recovery had some bumps along the road.


In his interview, he spoke about an instance where he fainted and had to be rushed to the hospital. His managers and trainers claim that he was in a near-death situation. If that wasn’t all, he also coughed up blood in a subsequent session.

“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” wrote Chimaev in reference to those events. He has since then resumed his recovery in Grozny, Russia, and has been working on his fitness.

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Road to Recovery for Khamzat Chimaev

Whilst at one point in time, Chimaev had announced his retirement, it seems he is back and here to stay now. In a talk with Dana White, he revealed that he would return and is focussing on doing just that.

With rumors about a potential fight with Neil Magny doing the rounds, Khamzat will be extra determined to get back to fitness as soon as possible. Chimaev has expressed great interest in the proposed contest. ” If he is ready, and if I am ready- why not?”

Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert

Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Getty Images)

Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) made quite the entrance into the UFC last July.  He currently has three stoppage wins in the span of two months, most recently knocking Gerald Meerschaert out in just 17 seconds in September. He displayed great skill and prowess which has left fans aching for his return.

“I have a contract, so all is good. I will come back soon and fight,” he adds as he promises to give his fans something to cheer for. With his first year in the UFC nearing its completion, Chimaev will be looking to end it on a high note.

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