Kamaru Usman gives his thoughts on the blockbuster fight between Gilbert Burns and Chamzat Chimaev. The welterweight champion believes his former teammate could have done better to win the fight.
Gilbert Burns showed he is a true warrior at UFC 273. The No. 2 welterweight No. 2 agreed to take the risk of fighting Khamzat Chimaev against a rising superstar and young prospect to give the fans what they want. Burns felt disrespected for going into the fight as a massive underdog, but in the end he proved to the world he’s still an elite fighter.
Kamaru Usman, currently on the lookout for fresh blood at welterweight, paid close attention to the people’s main event at UFC 273. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Usman commented on the fight and spoke about the disrespect towards Burns and how the Brazilian could have done better. “It was a very, very good fight. I think both guys were prepared and the fight showed that.” Usman told a TMZ reporter.
“I think a lot of people didn’t respect Gilbert Burns. I mean this kid [Khamzat Chimaev] You get a boy like this who comes in with a lot of hype, a lot of people talk about him… he was the most talked about topic on the show. Where it was very disrespectful to a guy like Gilbert Burns who put in all these years and fought all these guys to get here and you don’t respect them.
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“Minor adjustments,” Kamaru Usman comments on Gilbert Burns’ fight plan against Khamzat Chimaev
“I think to be honest I think only minor changes from Gilbert Burns and that fight was very, very winnable.” said Kamaru in the interview. Usman believes the judges scored the card correctly and the fight was very close. Khamzat won the fight by unanimous decision after his dominant performances in Round 1 and Round 3.
Heading into the fight, Khamzat had absorbed just one notable punch in his first four UFC fights. Gilbert certainly welcomed Khamzat at the head of the division in style as he notched more than 100 significant hits in a single three-round bout against Chimaev. Kamaru also reveals that he saw holes in Khamzat’s game.
Watch the full interview below:
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