Khamzat Chimaev urges the UFC to HIDE Conor McGregor on Fight Island because ‘something will definitely happen’ if they cross paths in a warning to the Irishman ahead of UFC 257 fight week
- Khamzat Chimaev has urged the UFC to hide mega-star Conor McGregor
- The pair will both compete on Fight Island in an exciting fight week next month
- Chimaev has warned McGregor amid a growing rivalry between the pair
- The Swede is close friends with the Irishman’s rival Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khamzat Chimaev has hit out at Conor McGregor and warned the UFC they must hide the Irishman when the pair arrive at Fight Island next month.
McGregor, a former two-weight world champion, makes his highly-anticipated return to the UFC on January 23 when he takes on old rival Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi at UFC 257.
The Notorious dismantled Poirier on his way to the featherweight title six years ago, but at lightweight ‘the Diamond’ presents a new challenge to the fan-favourite in an intriguing match up.
Khamzat Chimaev has fired a warning at Conor McGregor ahead of his visit to Fight Island
The undefeated Swede will compete on Fight Island three days before UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi
Three days before the UFC 257 showdown, though, the Swede will be in action when his championship credentials are tested in a mouthwatering clash with Britain’s Leon Edwards.
Despite preparing for the biggest challenge of his young career to date, the undefeated star has his eyes set on McGregor, with there being no love lost between the pair.
The 26-year-old is a close friend and admirer of McGregor’s arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, and was left unimpressed with the Irishman’s antics in the lead up to their 2018 bout.
McGregor headlines UFC 257 when he makes his return against Dustin Poirier at lightweight
However, Chimaev has told the UFC to hide McGregor amid a growing rivalry between the pair
Chimaev, who shares the same manager with Khabib, flew to Dublin in a bid to find the brash Irishman but was turned away upon arrival in the country.
However, the undefeated starlet has fired a warning towards McGregor ahead of the upcoming fight week, urging the UFC to hide The Notorious at Fight Island.
‘If I see him on Fight Island, something will definitely happen,’ he told Russian MMA journalist Igor Lazorin via The Sun. ‘The UFC needs to hide him.’
The 26-year-old is friends with Khabib Nurmagomedov and share the same manager
McGregor shared a cryptic tweet over the weekend regarding a rematch with Nurmagomedov
Chimaev previously warned that he will ‘smash’ McGregor after the Irishman traded barbs with manager Ali Abdelaziz on Twitter this weekend.
The Irishman tweeted a cryptic message on Saturday which was soon deleted that read: ‘MeDanaAliGonnaGetcha’.
It was interpreted by some as a nod to the Irish star’s efforts to push UFC boss Dana White for a rematch with unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib.
The 26-year-old Russian born fighter tweeted in support of Abdelaziz: ‘Don’t worry big brother I’m going to smash this chicken for you.’