Why can fighters walk out with flags anymore?

Yes you are correct 100%.

Makes you wonder what Khamzat gets?

Good question.

This has also been talked about with Khabib, even though he’s Dagestani and not Chechen but i doubt either Khabib or Khamzat has much choice than to be buddy buddy with Ramzan or their family and friends get the dictator treatment.

The cultural and political landscape is very complicated over there and only one thing is a known fact…physical power is the only thing they respect.