Khamzat Chimaev Will Not Be A Part Of UFC 300 – “Anyone, But Not During Ramadan”

Despite rumors that surfaced earlier this week, Khamzat Chimaev will not be a part of the plan for UFC 300.

The speculation was debunked during an interview on MMA Uncensored, in which “Borz” confirmed that while he is always game to fight, he will not compete during the upcoming Islamic day of reflection.

“I will fight everybody,” Chimaev told MMA Uncensored. “Leon [Edwards], [Dricus] du Plessis, anyone, but not [during] Ramadan. I think Ramadan [is during] UFC 300.

“Maybe somebody in Saudi Arabia. I want to fight there. Not fighting in Ramadan anymore.”

It was reported on Monday by Ariel Helwani during an episode of The MMA Hour that Chimaev was a possible name been discussed to face either welterweight champion Leon Edwards, or newly crowned middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis on the monumental card in April. Unfortunately for fans of the dominant Chechen, that does not seem to be the case, and the MMA community will continue to sit on the edge of their seat while the rest of the event comes together.

With the addition of Chimaev to the list of non-viable UFC 300 competitors, the options seem slim on who to add to the card to deliver the kind of star power that is expected from the main event. But luckily, the UFC is known for bringing together the best possible competitors in the sport, and there is no doubt big news to come.

While the headlining bout has yet to be announced, UFC 300 is already shaping up to be the most star-studded event in MMA history. With the women’s strawweight title on the line, Justin Gaethje squaring off with Max Holloway for the BMF championship, and many more exciting matchups, anything else is really just a bonus.

 

UFC 300 Confirmed Fights

  • Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway – BMF Title
  • Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan – Strawweight Title
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm
  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller
  • Cody Brundage vs. Bo Nickal
  • Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt

 

 

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