The seasoned veteran will take on the undefeated prospect in the key card of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 36 in Las Vegas. Meerschaert (31-13 MMA, 6-5 UFC) has designed it crystal clear that he doesn’t like that Chimaev and the UFC have currently planned a upcoming bout with Demian Maia before observing what goes down at UFC on ESPN+ 36 first.
Now, you can incorporate to that record a run-in Meerschaert explained the two opponents had at the UFC’s host hotel. Meerschaert reported at the UFC on ESPN+ 36 media working day that Chimaev tried using to stir the pot when the two saw every single other in man or woman.
“We handed just about every other in the hallway quite brief and he tried to, I consider he was striving to converse trash with me,” Meerschaert mentioned. “He just stored expressing, ‘Don’t speak much too a great deal,’ and I was variety like, ‘Yeah, Ok.’ We’re battling Saturday so we’re not likely to do something now because I want to make money.
“I do not know what his offer is and not only that, but I really do not imagine it’s a very awesome point to flex when you obtained all your close friends with you and stuff. I experienced just one dude with me and he experienced a bunch of guys with him. I get it, you don’t have to like me, I do not have to like you, but let’s just help save it for the cage.”
Possibly way, Meerschaert believes the encounter reaffirmed the notion Chimaev is in for a impolite awakening on Saturday night time, a single which will spoil his long run programs.
“It’s a person matter if you title names for immediately after, men have done that prior to, or even that you want to battle actually often and if you can get yet another just one in two months, but he’s naming dates and names and he’s trying practically making an attempt to established up his following several fights. That rubs me the erroneous way.”