Leading prospect Khamzat Chimaev promises UFC middleweight Chris Weidman and UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson the two turned him down.
Since making his Octagon debut on Battle Island in July, Chimaev has quickly turned heads and emerged as a new star for the UFC. The 26-year-old Swede has defeated John Phillips, Rhys McKee, and most lately Gerald Meerschaert by stoppage in his first 3 UFC fights. UFC president Dana White claimed that the marketing will have him in a headlining slot in opposition to a ranked opponent, but so much Chimaev hasn’t had his up coming combat booked.
Quite a few opponents have been linked to Chimaev during the ordeal, such as Demian Maia, Leon Edwards, and Neil Magny, but a person opponent who has been pointed out quite a bit is Thompson, the No. 5 rated welterweight. In accordance to Chimaev in a submit on his Twitter on Friday, Thompson has turned him down. In addition, Chimaev is now claiming that Thompson’s brother-in-legislation Weidman has also turned him down.
I just want to allow my lovers know and the people who assist me the ufc provide me speculate boy and he turned it down at 170 and also chris Weidman at 185 who also turned it down. I’m coming for everyone
— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) October 9, 2020
I just want to let my fans know and the people who assist me the ufc offer you me surprise boy and he turned it down at 170 and also chris Weidman at 185 who also turned it down. I’m coming for everyone
We by now realized that Thompson experienced declined a fight with Chimaev, as the previous UFC welterweight title contender a short while ago said that he didn’t really feel it was truly worth it to hazard his rating versus an unranked opponent. But Weidman is a new just one. So far, Chimaev hasn’t been connected to a battle versus any other middleweights as it appeared like his subsequent fight would be at 170lbs. But in accordance to Chimaev, the UFC offered him Weidman, who reported no.
Chimaev from Weidman actually can make a lot of perception because Weidman is a prime-15 rated opponent and is used to preventing in primary situations. Most enthusiasts and media assumed the UFC would be concentrating on welterweight opponents for Chimaev, but a middleweight struggle also can make perception if none of the welterweights the UFC has supplied the struggle to will concur to combat Chimaev. So on paper, Chimaev vs. Weidman is certainly a practical matchup.
Who do you imagine Khamzat Chimaev will stop up combating next?