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‘The Mauler’ on Khamzat’s health issues: “It’s crazy how he reacts to the training these days”



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Alexander Gustafsson and teammate Khamzat Chimaev. Photo via Instagram (@alexthemauler) and Stefan Romare /

Swedish UFC light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson is a long-time training partner of  Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev. Now, he gives his take on the undefeated star’s recent health issuses.

“The guy gets ill. There is something with his body that reacts to hard training, because he’s the hardest worker in the room. He very easily catches a cold, for example –a runny nose, coughing, symptoms that are not a big deal at all. We all get that. But I’ve seen when he increases his training a lot, I know his body reacts differently to the training. I don’t know where it comes from. It’s crazy how he reacts to the training these days,” Gustafsson said.

Chimaev was supposed to headline UFC Saudi Arabia tonight.


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