Georges St-Pierre discusses Khamzat Chimaev’s UFC 279 weight miss
Chimaev, who is undoubtedly one of the best prospects to come into UFC in a very long time, was originally booked to fight Nate Diaz in UFC 279’s headliner. But after badly missing weight by nearly eight pounds “Borz” was re-booked against Holland and demoted to the second act. The change didn’t affect Chimaev’s performance, but it certainly left him with less support than he’s used to.
Outside of being booed by fans at the ceremonial weigh ins (see it HERE), Khamzat has received considerable backlash from the MMA community, which includes both fighters and media members. The most recent fighter to weigh in on Chimaev’s UFC 279 debacle is none other than Georges St-Pierre. The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion didn’t completely bash “Borz” for his scale fail, but GSP did say it’s nearly unforgiveable to miss weight by that much.