Undefeated UFC Welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev is set to face his greatest UFC challenge to date when he collides with former title challenger Gilbert Burns at the UFC 273 pay-per-view event on April 9 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The unbeaten ‘Borz’ has become one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC with his quick wins over former BAMMA champions Rhys McKee and John Phillips, veteran Gerald Meerschaert and top 15-ranked Li Jingliang. And if he can defeat Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 next month, he would be within touching distance of a shot at Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani on his show ‘The MMA Hour’, Khamzat Chimaev has spoken that after beating Gilbert Burns he should get the next title shot against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
“I think I have to fight for the title. Who is the next guy out there? Ten fights, 10 finishes. After [the Burns fight], 11 fights, 11 finishes. And what are they going to say? The guy is No. 2 in the rankings. Now they talk about, ‘Oh, you didn’t fight somebody in the rankings.’ Now, if I beat this guy — No. 2 — what are you going to say?” said Chimaev.
Khamzat Chimaev invites Conor McGregor to train with him ahead of his UFC comeback
Surging UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev has extended an invitation to Conor McGregor ahead of the Irishman’s UFC comeback later this year. The ‘Borz’ has formed an unlikely bromance with Liverpool’s Darren Till and believes Conor McGregor would feel right at home training with them.
Khamzat Chimaev who is currently training in Vegas ahead of his highly anticipated welterweight matchup with Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, sent out an invitation to McGregor via Twitter. Chimaev wrote, “If you want to come back we will help you, we are waiting for you in our camp.”
If you want to come back we will help you, we are waiting for you in our camp @TheNotoriousMMA ???????? pic.twitter.com/xwMGUe9qve— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) March 18, 2022
Conor McGregor recently began training again after months of inactivity due to him snapping his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. While the Irish superstar has remained loyal to his current team at Straight Blast Gym throughout his UFC career, Chimaev made it clear that he was welcome to train in Sweden.
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