UFC Welterweight Chamzat Chimaev definitely upset his coach- Andrew Michael out of All Stars Training Center, Sweden– for his dangerous approach of getting into a blown-out fistfight in his last fight, but Chimaev wasn’t the first student to put Michael in such a situation. Chimaev fought last at UFC273 against former #2 welterweight Gilbert Burnsand secured a unanimous decision victory in a fight that will be remembered for a long time. While the fans enjoyed the back and forth, Coach Michael’s priority was to ensure victory through patience and safety.
But it was déjà vu for coach Michael, as Michael also coached and cornered the former two-time light heavyweight title challenger in 2013 Alexander Gustavsson for his first title fight against the then champion Jon Jonesin a fight that was included in the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2021. Gustafsson became the first legitimate challenge to Jones’ reign as light heavyweight champion, to such an extent that for the first half of the fight it was thought we had the new champion until Jones turned the tide in his favor in later rounds.
Andreas Michael recounts whose fight was an all-out brawl between Khamzat Chimaev and Alexander Gustafsson
In conversation with ESPNMMA correspondent Brett Okamoto, Coach Michael talks about his frustration coaching Chimaev during the UFC 273 fight, Chimaev’s future as a fighter and more. In the beginning, Michael stumbled across the last time he was just as angry and yelling at his fighter, just like he was with Chimaev before UFC 273, and that was way back in 2013, in an aforementioned title match between Chimaev’s teammates Gustafsson and Jones. Michael tells the crucial difference between the two legendary fights.
“The fight with Alex [Gustafsson] and Jones was a bit technical“ says Michael “It was a fight… [but] it was technical. That [fight between Chimaev and Burns] was a total brawl that we trained not to have… I’ve been working on the technique, I’ve been working on the jab [of Chimaev]something that could have been so simple turned out to be… [–a long night as Michael concludes later on.]”
How do you assess coach Andreas Michael’s assessment of the two fights mentioned by his students Alexander Gustafsson and Khamzat Chimaev from the All-Stars Training Center in Sweden? Who do you think Chimaev should face next? As for UFC matchmaking, they are interested in getting Chimaev vs Colby Covington. For Gustafsson, he plans to make his heavyweight debut on the May 2022 fight card.
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