Regardless of his three-round conflict with Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, Khamzat Chimaev is already again into the swing of issues within the gymnasium, and is tough at work making ready for his subsequent battle.
However having beforehand uploaded a YouTube video exhibiting him finishing a gruelling bootcamp alongside his Allstars Coaching Middle teammates in a Swedish forest, Chimaev has swapped the snow for the solar in his newest coaching footage.
In his most up-to-date video, Chimaev, together with former UFC fighter and now-coach Reza Madadi, traveled to Allstars’ Spanish facility in Torrevieja forward of its upcoming grand opening. The purpose, in accordance with Madadi, is to develop the gymnasium into one of many “nicest and largest MMA gyms in Europe.”
Together with skilled fighter Bilal Tipsaev, who, like Chimaev, is dubbed “Borz,” the #3-ranked UFC welterweight will be seen benefiting from the brand new gear, from the weights to the treadmills.
After all, would it not be a Chimaev video with out some random grappling and wrestling? This time, the sufferer was Tipsaev, who was pressured to faucet out twice throughout the filmed exchanges.
In a single hilarious second, Tipsaev claimed “It’s my flip” after making an attempt to lock in a guillotine choke, just for Chimaev to carry him up with ease and launch the maintain.
Chimaev additionally made the many of the Spanish warmth by swapping the gloves for a racket and taking part in some video games of padel tennis, a comparatively new sport that’s rising in reputation in Europe. Earlier than exhibiting that his sporting ability isn’t restricted to the cage, Chimaev introduced out his trademark line.
“What’s up guys, I’m gonna smash the fellows at padel.”
Chimaev additionally offered some perception into his future coaching plans now that the Spanish facility is approaching its official opening. For the Chechen-born Swede, the warmth of Torrevieja is probably going to attract him away from Stockholm within the winter months.
“Good camp, brother, good camp. Work arduous in all places. Make cash brother… It’s heat, not chilly like Sweden,” famous Chimaev. “Now it’s winter in Sweden. It’s higher to return down right here in winter. After which in summer time, we again within the (Stockholm) gymnasium. Reza shall be head coach of the gymnasium right here. We prepare arduous and work arduous.”
Given the way in which that he carried out at UFC 273, the place he defeated former title challenger Burns in a battle that noticed quarter-hour of forwards and backwards motion, Chimaev will surely be anticipated to take a trip.
Whereas he’s made it to a vacation vacation spot, coaching and work are nonetheless the secret for “Borz” as he pursues his lofty UFC ambitions.
Are you excited to see what’s subsequent for Khamzat Chimaev within the UFC?