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Conor McGregor expresses concern more UFC fighters will intentionally miss weight after Khamzat Chimaev was allowed to fight Kevin Holland despite SEVEN POUNDS over limit for his proposed fight with Nate Diaz
- Conor McGregor has warned that more fighters Khamzat Chimaev . will copy
- Chimaev Missed Weight For His Scheduled Fight Against Veteran Nate Diaz
- But he was allowed to stay on the map and fight Kevin Holland
- The Russian-born fighter claimed victory with a first-round entry
Controversial star Conor McGregor has warned UFC that more fighters will follow in Khamzat Chimaev’s footsteps after he was allowed to remain on the card despite failing to gain weight.
Russian-born Chimaev was scheduled to fight veteran Nate Diaz on Saturday night as the main event at UFC 279, but weighed seven pounds above the required limit for the bout.
Instead of being stripped of the card and sent home, Chimaev got to fight Kevin Holland instead.
Khamzat Chimaev defeated Kevin Holland with a first round entry on Saturday night
Russian-born Chimaev looked unconcerned when he weighed more than seven pounds over the limit
The 28-year-old claimed a first-round win over the Netherlands, who looked out of his depth after being given less than 48 hours to prepare for an Octagon encounter with Chimaev.
Known for his cheeky Tweets that often cross borders and are usually quickly deleted, McGregor made his latest reveal ahead of Saturday’s main event.
But this time, the Irishman has struck a sensible note when he insisted that sports chairman Dana White had made a mistake by allowing Chimaev to remain on the map after his humiliating weigh-in.
Conor McGregor has criticized the UFC for letting Chimaev fight despite the lack of weight
McGregor tweeted: “My opinion they should have taken Khamzat off the map altogether.
Reconfiguring battles, and having a more favorable battle for the failed cutter, will only cause many others in the game to follow suit.
“The grin on the scale was enough for me. Pull off the map and starve. McG UFC.”
McGregor hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since 2021 after losing to Dustin Poirier for the second time.
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The Irishman suffered a horrific leg injury that ended the fight early and underwent rehabilitation while making as big a name outside the sport as he has in it.
It is not yet clear when or if McGregor will fight in the UFC again.