Dana White Addresses Khamzat Chimaev's Weight Miss Following UFC 279: "It's A Problem"

UFC President Dana White is unsure if undefeated star, Khamzat Chimaev's future will see him continue to compete at 170 pounds.

White spoke with the media during the UFC 279 post-fight press conference on Saturday and while he praised Chimaev's dominant first-round submission victory over Kevin Holland, the UFC's head honcho explained why the Chechen's egregious 7.5-pound weight miss could lead to the promotion having him move up to middleweight for his next bout.

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“I don’t know if anybody expected him to do exactly what he did,” White said (h/t MMA Fighting) “You don’t know what to expect from that guy. This is like his fourth fight that he’s never even taken a punch. He’s an absolute f****** freak of nature, and I don’t think anybody expected that, especially against Kevin, who’s 6-foot-2. To say that somebody expected that, there’s no f****** way people expected that. I didn’t expect that. It’s a problem. That’s a problem that he missed weight. I don’t know. We’ve got to look at it and figure it out. What makes sense is for him to fight at [185 pounds], so we’ll see. It is what it is. It happened. We’ll go back this week and come up with a plan and probably have him fight at [185].”

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