UFC welterweight prospect Khamzat Chimaev claims he desires to battle Nate Diaz, Mike Perry, or Robbie Lawler future as he operates his way up the 170lbs ladder.
Chimaev had a UFC debut for the ages when he completely smoked John Phillips at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13 card in Abu Dhabi. Chimaev took Phillips down proper absent and defeat him up so poorly that just one judge even scored the very first round 10-7 in his favor, 1 of the rarest scorecards in all of MMA. In the next round, Chimaev manufactured swift function of Phillips and submitted him with a brutal D’arce choke to decide up his initially UFC win.
It was an outstanding UFC debut and had followers and media buzzing about the prospective of Chimaev, who some phone “Khabib 2.0” dependent on his relentless wrestling-heavy model and brutal floor-and-pound. Following the get in excess of Phillips, which was contested at middleweight, Chimaev advised the UFC he desires an additional limited-observe struggle on Combat Island.
In an interview with TMZ Athletics on Thursday, the leading welterweight prospect doubled down on wanting to continue to be active, indicating that he intends to shift up the welterweight ladder rapidly, and referred to as out a few veterans of the sport in Diaz, Perry, and Lawler.
“I want to defeat extra fighters. Who was this man who hit an outdated man, Mike Perry? I want to combat him, I don’t like him. I want to smash Nate Diaz. And I want a struggle with Robbie Lawler, I want a fight with him also,” Chimaev mentioned.
The prospect stated that Perry in specific is the male he desires to fight the most due to the fact of the modern video that saw “Platinum” deck an aged guy at a bar and knock him out.
“Because he strike aged guys, it’s not good, I really don’t know, I never like this male. I want to demonstrate him serious gangster below,” Chimaev stated. “I’m not gangster, I destroy the gangsters.”
Despite the fact that Chimaev is just 7- in his MMA profession, he states that the purpose is to fight UFC welterweight winner Kamaru Usman for the belt in the future two many years. In truth, he stated he would consider the battle appropriate now if the UFC presented it to him.
“This 12 months, if it’s doable, I never know. Future calendar year, this year, I never know. Two many years, greatest, I’m going to choose this belt,” Chimaev said.
“If the UFC gives me this challenge (Usman), I can choose this these days. I would combat him, why not?”
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