Abubakar posted two pictures bashing Chimaev. In the first caption, he wrote the following text.
“Khamzat, I see you changed your clothes quickly: after moving to Sweden and writing a complaint to your own Chechen Republic that you are being harassed there – you received documents for a good life in Sweden.
“But now gaining glory, you, I look changed, now you’re back and living in Chechnya, and all is well with you. I am happy for you. Don’t lose that comfort zone.
“Not long ago in America, you sat and ate with us at the same table, worked out in the same hall, went to the mosque together and called us brothers. And now you write that you’re going to tear someone up.
“Yes, I agree, everyone has the right to express their opinion. But be careful with what you say.”
(Note: These captions were originally written in Russian).
This is what the second post meant.
“Khamzat, why do you translate the subject into a plural if it’s about you personally? So you say in plural, ‘we will tear it down’, then you talk about Dagestan citizens. Answer for yourself personally, or do you have a motto: ‘we are alone and you are alone’?
“And on the account of that, whether you knock or not, I’ll say this: for me it’s sport. And I’m not trying to become some great champion, and I’m not shouting to the world that I’m going to break or tear someone.
“It’s you here who tear or break everyone (only in words). We are having a conversation about the personal qualities we should possess as Muslims and neighbours of fraternal republics.”
What did Chimaev say about Khabib?
This apparent problem started when Chimaev commented on an Instagram Live session of Chechen politician Ramzan Kadyrov.
According to Abubakar’s captions, both Ramzan Kadyrov and Chimaev had good relations with Khabib. However, Kadyrov’s Instagram session seems to have changed the relationship’s trajectory.
Khabib, according to Kadyrov, was a ‘UFC Project’. Only if Khabib proves himself the best in the Russian promotion ‘Absolute Championship Akhmat’, according to the Chechen official, will he actually be the GOAT (Greatest of all Time).
During Kadyrov’s speech about Khabib, Chimaev commented in the comments section. He wrote, “We’ll rip him apart if he wishes”. This was in reference to Kadyrov’s comments about Khabib breaking people down.