“The Borz” Khamzat Chimaev is all set to make his return against the Chinese Mixed Martial Artist Li Jingliang, at UFC 267. This welterweight contest is an important one because Chimaev shook up the entire division upon his arrival, and this victory can put him right in the top ten.
Chimaev is extremely confident in his abilities, and just like everyone else in the division he is chasing the champion, Kamaru Usman. When asked about the upcoming title match between Usman and Colby Covington at UFC 268, he said, “I don’t know, maybe it will be to decision, maybe somebody gonna get knockout.“
He added, “Both guys tough guys but nothing special. Like the same thing, both the wrestlers and a little bit striking, obviously.” Chimaev was asked if he would like to face the champion, he replied, “I hope so but this guy, how old is he, 35 something like that. And he doesn’t have so much time now. I am coming for him before he goes.”
“I’m gonna beat all the guys in the top 10, 10 fighters, and I’m gonna become champion,” Khamzat Chimaev puts the entire division on notice
Khamzat Chimaev was booked to face Leon Edwards on three different occasions in 2020, but this fight never happened due to COVID-19 complications. Now Chimaev wants to climb the rankings one by one before getting a chance to face the ‘Rocky’ one again.
Chimaev added, “Of course, I will be happy if they give me somebody like Edwards, but I think if he wins this fight he’s supposed to fight for the title. How many win streak now? 10, 9? I respect that. I win this fight, win also one, two, three fights more before the title. I don’t want to jump up past the guys and have people talk like, ‘This is disrespect,’ I don’t like this talk. I want to show who I am. I’m gonna beat all the guys in the top 10, 10 fighters, and I’m gonna become champion.”