Khamzat Chimaev edged past Gilbert Burns in a thrilling contest that went to distance at UFC 273. The Borz overcame his adversities to grab his fifth straight win in the promotion. Following his impressive win, Chimeav has jumped to the #3 spot in the welterweight rankings.
However, several critics like Michael Bisping weren’t happy with his game plan for this fight. Meanwhile, many believe that his budding friendship with Darren Till has affected his performance. They claim that the British middleweight is a bad influence on him. In a recent episode of the podcast with Hustle MMA, the interviewer questioned The Borz about these rumours.
Khamzat Chimaev squashed all claims and appreciated Darren Till’s help in the preparations for the fight.“There is no bad influence. It’s all good. How could it be bad if he helped with a training camp? Nothing has changed I just messed up in the fight and that’s it. That’s the only reason, said Chimaev.
Khamzat Chimaev reveals what went wrong during the Gilbert Burns fight
After slamming critics that questioned his friendship with Darren Till, Khamzat Chimaev explained in detail what went wrong during his three-round war against Gilbert Burns. The Borz revealed that going for the finish without defending himself was one of the biggest reasons why he could not dominate the way he usually does.
“When I knocked him down, I tasted blood and wanted to finish him and I forgot about time and rounds. I couldn’t think of defense and control my emotions. So I was all over the place.”
Despite making few mistakes in the fight, Khamzat Chimaev proved his mettle to the entire world by defeating a world class welterweight like Gilbert Burns. It would be interesting to see who he faces next as The Borz is in the top three of the division.
As of now, Colby Covington is the frontrunner as Chimaev’s next opponent. However, The Chaos seems uninterested to face Khamzat. Do let us know in the comments section who you think would be Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent.