Khamzat Chimaev is one of the hottest contenders in the UFC right now. The Swedish mixed martial artist turned some heads upon his arrival at the organization. He’s on a four-fight win streak in the UFC, and to everyone’s surprise, he’s only caught one strike in those bouts.
His last fight against Li Jingliang was absolutely terrifying, literally lifting him out of the center of the octagon and carrying him all the way to the corner before choking him unconscious. Khamzat has been asking for top candidates since he arrived, and many in his division have shunned him. He was tired of sitting around waiting for a fight, and just when all seemed hopeless, he became the No. 2 welterweight Gilbert Burns rose to his challenge and they are booked to face off at UFC 273.
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These two have been going back and forth on Twitter for a long time and fans can’t wait to see them take on each other. Khamzat is predominantly a wrestler and Burns has prepared for him accordingly. He invited two Russian wrestlers to help him prepare for this fight, but Khamzat believes there is nothing he can do to stop his attack.
“I could kill anyone” – Khamzat Chimaev sends powerful message to everyone in the UFC
Khamzat is confident he would win against Chimaev and believes he should be next in the title line after defeating the No. 2 welterweight. Talking to Ariel Helwani from The MMA lessonhe said, “I think I have to fight for the title. Who’s the next guy out there? Ten fights, ten finishes. After (Gilbert), 11 fights, 11 finishes. And what will they say? The guy is #2 in the ranking. Now they’re talking about, ‘Oh, you didn’t fight anyone on the leaderboard.’ Now if I beat this guy…#2…what are you gonna say?”
Chimaev believes in his ability to beat anyone in the UFC and The Borz has expressed interest in fighting at light heavyweight as well. He currently competes at welterweight and middleweight but is open to moving up to light heavyweight to become the first three-time champion in UFC history. Khamzat oozed confidence in this interview when he said: “I feel like I could kill anyone, brother. I’m the greatest of all time, brother. I am the best.”
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