Khamzat Chimaev posts meme jokingly blaming Darren Till for absurd UFC 279 weight miss: ‘It’s his fault’


Khamzat Chimaev isn’t taking a potentially career-altering mistake too seriously.

At Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC 279, Chimaev badly missed weight, coming in at 178. 5 pounds, 7. 5 pounds over the welterweight limit for his main event bout opposite Nate Diaz.

Shortly thereafter, Chimaev uploaded a photoshop image to social media. It featured a photoshop image of him and his training partner Darren Till. The image shows that the UFC’s stars look much heavier in the photo than they actually are.

The image was accompanied by a caption tagging Till that reads, “It’s his fault” along with a laughing emoji.

The meme matches Chimaev’s behaviour at weigh-ins. He shrugged and seemed to be saying “not so bad”, when his weight was revealed. Chimaev’s miss comes less than 24 hours after he and associates were involved in a backstage altercation with Diaz and others that resulted in the cancelation of a UFC 279 press conference on Thursday.

It is not yet known if Chimaev’s bout with Diaz will proceed given the enormous weight miss.

The UFC 279 will be held Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.