Khamzat Chimaev Teases A Fight With Colby Covington Could Be Next | Social Media Roundup

Despite failing to make the welterweight limit at UFC 279, Khamzat Chimaev has teased that he could be remaining at 170 pounds and fighting former welterweight title challenger Colby Covington next — this and much more in Wednesday's social media roundup.

Khamzat Chimaev teases a fight with Colby Covington could be next

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Despite just days ago teasing a move up in weight classes to middleweight, Khamzat Chimaev has today suggested that he could be fighting Colby Covington next at 170 pounds.

UFC 279 fight week was an extremely eventful week for Chimaev as he was involved in backstage scuffles with both Nate Diaz and Kevin Holland and he also failed to make the welterweight weight limit by 7.5 pounds for his originally scheduled fight against Nate Diaz.

Due to Chimaev weighing in so much over the weight limit for his scheduled fight with Diaz, the top three fights on the card were all reshuffled and Chimaev ended up fighting Kevin Holland in a 180 pound catchweight bout and Diaz ended up fighting Tony Ferguson in a welterweight bout.

Speculation following UFC 279 from both media and even Chimaev himself suggested that Chimaev's future would be in the middleweight division due to his weight struggles, this makes him teasing a fight with Colby Covington today even more unusual.

Fans certainly would not be complaining if the fight between Chimaev and Covington was made as it would be a phenomenal fight.

Aspen Ladd released from the UFC

UFC women's bantamweight fighter Aspen Ladd has officially been released from the promotion.

Ladd's release doesn't really come to much of a surprise as she is quite an unreliable fighter when it comes to making weight.

Ladd has had multiple fights in the UFC cancelled the day before the fight or the day of the fight due to her facing health issues caused by her weight cuts.

Ariel Helwani speculates as to why the UFC Fight Night event this weekend is closed to both fans and media

Yesterday it was revealed by multiple journalists that this weekend's UFC Fight Night card which will be headlined by Mackenzie Dern vs Yan Xiaonan would be closed off to both fans and media.

This is something which has never happened before in the UFC, even during the pandemic.

This news has led a lot of fans and media to speculate why the event is completely closed. Ariel Helwani has revealed today that he has been told by a source that the event's closure has something to do with Mark Zuckerberg.

Watch the clip below to see Helwani explain the situation.

Shane Burgos' first opponent in PFL has been revealed

Several months ago Shane Burgos who gave himself a reputation for being one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC was not offered an extension by the company.

UFC president Dana White even admitted that the UFC made a big mistake in not resigning Burgos.

The UFC's loss is PFL's gain and his first fight in PFL has just been made official.

Burgos will face former UFC bantamweight title contender Marlon Moraes.

Alex Pereira shares an awesome video of himself sparring on a hoverboard

Despite having only three UFC fights to his name, Alex Pereira finds himself with a title shot against his long-time rival Israel Adesanya.

The highly anticipated middleweight title bout will take place at UFC 281 in November.

Pereira seems to be taking a more unorthodox approach to his training for this fight.

Check out the clip below to see Pereira sparring on a hoverboard.

Bo Nickal earns a UFC contract in dominating fashion

Bo Nickal competed for the second time this season on Dana White's Contender Series and once again he finished the fight in dominating fashion.

Nickal dropped his opponent Donovan Beard with a big overhand left and then proceeded to finish the fight with a perfectly executed triangle choke.

Even though Nickal is just three fights into his professional MMA career, it is clear to see that he is a very special talent and has a big future ahead of him in the UFC.

In his first three professional bouts, Nickal has two submission finishes and a knockout win with a combined fight time of just two minutes and 27 seconds.

Dana White announces that Bo Nickal and Raul Rosas Jr will both be added to the EA Sports UFC 3 video game

Last week, Dana White announced on his Twitter that he had been given the go-ahead by EA Sports to add one Contender Series fighter from this series to add to the UFC 3 video game.

Despite White originally saying only one fighter would be added to the game, White announced last night that both Bo Nickal and 17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr would be soon added to the game.

Rafael Dos Anjos to return to welterweight for his next fight

Following a decent run at 170 pounds between 2017 and 2020, the former UFC lightweight champion and former interim UFC welterweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos returned to the lightweight division earlier this year and fought twice.

It was revealed yesterday that RDA would be returning to the welterweight division for his next UFC fight.

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