In an epic showdown at UFC 294, rising talent Muhammad Mokaev is set to face off against the seasoned veteran Tim Elliott.
Elliott boasts a remarkable record of over 30 bouts in his iconic professional MMA career. Having secured victories in both of his 2022 matchups, he’s determined to end 2023 with yet another win.
In the lead-up to the bout, Tim Elliott took to social media and alleged that Mokaev employed dubious tactics to meet the required weight.
He boldly tweeted, “@muhammadmokaev you know your a*s didn’t make weight, they gifted it to you. What was your weight on the digital scales before stepping on the official?”
These are weighty accusations from Elliott. As of now, Mokaev has not issued a response.
It’s not uncommon for competitors to raise concerns about international commissions showing favoritism towards their native competitors. Nick Diaz previously accused the Canadian Athletic Commission during his 2013 bout against Georges St-Pierre.
Similarly in 2023, Tim Elliott raised similar suspicions. However, both the Abu Dhabi Commission and the UFC have not indicated any signs of foul play.
A few hours subsequent to his initial post regarding the weight controversy, Elliott once again took to social media to voice his stance. He asserted, “I know he missed weight, he knows he missed weigh, the @ufc knows, and Allah knows! He owes me a percentage as far as I’m concerned.”
Despite the incident, Elliott remains steadfast in his determination to confront Muhammad Mokaev at UFC 294.
The year 2023 has brought surprising revelations about Tim Elliott’s personal life, leaving fans in surprise. His then-wife Gina Mazany was involved in an affair with Elliot’s training partner and close friend, Kevin Croom.
Damon Martin reported, “Tim Elliott is sponsoring Tony Soto for his upcoming #BKFC fight against Kevin Croom, per his Facebook. Of course, Croom is the guy who allegedly had an affair with Elliott’s ex-wife, former UFC fighter Gina Mazany.”
Croom was a part of the UFC roster until 2022, and his MMA career was marked by moderate success. Only time will unveil whether Tony Soto can help Tim Elliott seek retribution against Croom when they step into the BKFC ring.