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UFC 267 Tweets: Fighters react to Khamzat Chimaev’s dominant comeback win over Li Jingliang

UFC 267: Jingliang v Chimaev Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Any concerns that followed Khamzat Chimaev after a shaky (and some might say shady) weigh-in at UFC 267 were, well, smashed when he steamrolled Li Jingliang in the first round of their pay-per-view meeting.

Fighting for the first time since a serious bout with COVID-19, Chimaev announced his return by quickly picking up Jingliang and depositing him to the mat, where he toyed with the Chinese fighter until putting him to sleep with a rear-naked choke at the 3:16 mark of the opening frame.

After four octagon fights, Chimaev has given up a grand total of one strike. Here’s what fighters had to say about his return.

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