Chris Daukaus Wants UFC To Remove Abdurakhimov From Heavyweight Ranking After Bout Postponement
UFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus is livid with Shamil Abdurakhimov after their fight was postponed due to violation of coronavirus protocols by Abdurakhimov’s camp. The heavyweights were scheduled to clash this weekend at UFC Vegas 33. They will now fight at UFC 266 in September, but Chris Daukaus doesn’t want to see Abdurakhimov go unpunished for pulling out of the clash at the eleventh hour.
Taking to Twitter, the 31-year-old suggested the UFC take off his opponent from the heavyweight rankings for being inactive for over two years. Abdurakhimov is still ranked seventh in the UFC rankings. His last five fights have either been postponed or canceled for some reason and this is why his 31-year-old opponent thinks it is time for him to be axed from rankings like welterweight Leon Edwards was once axed for inactivity until he made his return against Belal Muhammad.
“A guy who’s had two years of rest felt too weak to fight. Pull him from the rankings and give me his spot. Anyone else in the top ten also too weak to fight me?” Daukaus wrote.
A guy who’s had two years of rest felt too weak to fight. Pull him from the rankings and give me his spot. Anyone else in the top ten also too weak to fight me? #UFCVegas33
— Chris Daukaus (@ChrisDaukausMMA) July 27, 2021
Shamil Abdurakhimov, 39, hasn’t fought since September 2019 when he suffered a heavy defeat to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 242.