The UFC President spoke to the media ahead of UFC Fight Night 18, talking about a list of issues in the mind of the fanatics. One among those being the breakout stars of the UFC’s trip to Fight Island, Khamzat Chimaev. UFC tries to make full use of the fighter as he continues to impress.
Dana White suggests that Chimaev might be booked to fight against every possible welterweight and middleweight fighter in sight. Chimaev broke the record for shortest time between wins in July. Submitting John Phillips in the 2nd round of their middleweight fight on the 15th and then picking up a 1st round submission in a welterweight bout against Rhys McKee just 10 days later.
Dana White eyeing Chimaev vs Maia on Fight Island
Among other plans for the undefeated Chimaev, UFC President does want him to first face Demian Mia on Fight Island. The latter has been a 2-time UFC Title Challenger. White said, “We’re working on fight for him here [in Las Vegas], that’s still being worked,” White said. “But we’re talking about him and Demian Maia on Fight Island.” Dana also appreciated Chimaev’s mentality and appreciated his consistency.
Khamzat Chimaev has quickly become a standout prospect in the company. His octagon appearances have affirmed attention. The MMA world will keep a vigilant eye on him as he is set to face an elevation in competition.
Talking about Demian Mia had a 3-match winning streak. Including wins over- Ben Askren, Anthony Rocco Martin and Lyman Good. But the Brazilian had to lately suffer defeats by the hands of Gilbert Burns. The 42-year-old fighter has had two shots at UFC title. Once against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and the other against Middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
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