The highly anticipated fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns just took place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The fight gained immense popularity due to the presence of Chimaev, who saw monumental hype. Coming into the fight, Khamzat was only supposed to run through Burns, but things took an interesting turn.
But the Brazilian put in a wonderful performance and presented his biggest challenge to Khamzat Chimaev. The fight was brutal and extremely close. Khamzat Chimaev, known for his dominating wrestling, did nothing on the spot. It helped Burns capitalize on the punch, but it wasn’t enough to win the fight. After three rounds, Chimaev was unanimously declared the winner.
Many thought Khamzat hadn’t lived up to its hype, but the UFC President, Dana White was very impressed with his performance. He says it’s almost unreal for someone to only have 4 fights in the UFC and take on a second-ranked opponent. He believes that getting into the top 5 in a division is very important and Khamzat passed his test with flying colours.
Khamzat Chimaev reveals what happened after the fight between him and Gilbert Burns
Khamzat shared a nice moment with his opponent backstage, he walked up to Burns while he was being stitched and a reporter asked him what happened between the two. Khamzat said people don’t really know who he is and he actually respects all his opponents.
“I said…well, all the guys you know in the UFC…people think I don’t respect the guys…(but) that’s the game, I like to try and play with his mind and let him make some mistakes.” that you know” said Khamzat. “I love that shit, you know … I’ve been watching the whole time, everything you see, I try to learn from everyone and I respect all my opponents.”
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He also claimed that he found it a little difficult to fight burns Because he met his children, he said, “Everyone does it for their family and I’m sitting in front of the fight. Actually, it was (a) bit hard for me to fight him because I see his kids, you know… they come up to me (and say) ‘Hey, you’re fighting my daddy.’ I say sh*tf*k I don’t need that sh*t, I don’t wanna fight with some daddy.”
“I need a killer like me, you know, kill someone and I don’t care, yeah, but I went up to him and said I respect (you) bro and I apologize for any beatings and we do this for our family and so on have fun too.”
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