Chimaev might be a promising talent but the fact remains that Allstar Sweden never had a UFC champion training in their camp. The closest the European gym got was when Gustafsson got his shot against Jon Jones. He’s since racked up quite a number of losses and is rumored to be retiring soon.
Besides Gustafsson, the gym is also home to Guram Kutateladze in addition to drop in star Darren Till whose star was on the decline before he ever met Chimaev.
Cormier’s previously also expressed concern about the smeshbros.
Watching the buddy-buddy interactions between the two Daniel Cormier expressed his concern for Chimaev:
“I love the whole buddy-buddy thing with Darren Till but I think it’s a mistake. I think he should continue to be a mystery to people. I think he should have as little time in front of the public and showing who he is, pulling the curtain back. I would pull the curtain back as little as I could if I’m Khamzat, just because the mystery is good for him. He’s very scary.”
And that was all prior to the infamous missed weight debacle in which Chimaev missed weight by an entire division and was unapologetic.
Now it looks like Chimaev’s former manager is firing more shots in his direction. Former opponent, Gilbert Burns was the latest to criticize the men Chimaev has on his team saying: