Khamzat Chimaev is on his way to the U.S. to get medical assistance for his lingering effects of COVID-19.
Brett Okomoto of ESPN reported late Tuesday after confirming with Chimaev’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, that the UFC is flying Chimaev out to Las Vegas today to provide him additional medical care for his lingering effects of COVID-19.
“The UFC is flying Khamzat Chimaev into Las Vegas today, per his manager Ali Abdelaziz,” Okomoto said in a Tweet. “He’ll receive medical care in the U.S. for lingering effects of COVID-19. Abdelaziz said he hopes Khamzat can fight by June, but longterm health is top priority.”
After being forced out of his March 13 bout against Leon Edwards for the second time due to lingering effects of COVID-19, Chimaev is now seeking professional help from the UFC to get his health back on track.