Undefeated welterweight/middleweight Khamzat Chimaev has made quite the splash in the UFC for his quick turnarounds and speedy finishes. The 26-year-aged Chechen manufactured his Octagon debut on July 16 defeating John Phillips by submission. Chimaev then set the history for the quickest turnaround between UFC wins by taking a combat in opposition to Rhys McKee 10 days later.
At UFC Vegas 11 on Sept. 19, Chimaev knocked out Gerald Meerschaert in just 17 seconds. He’s earned Overall performance of the Night bonuses in every single of his a few UFC bouts and right after his most current victory, Chimaev drew praise from UFC president Dana White.
“The male is specific,” White claimed all through the UFC Vegas 11 Article-Combat Press Conference. “I’ve been in this video game my total everyday living, I’ve by no means observed anything like him. He’s distinctive, he’s diverse. He desires to battle all over again, so I’ve never been in a place in which I’m like, ‘Who’s next? How do we get him a combat? How do we get him above below? How do we do this? How do we do that?’ It’s enjoyable and I like it.
“I assume when you’re a combat admirer, a guy like this is the sort of dude that you adore to view and comply with and despise and no matter what it could be. This man is one of the most exclusive fighters I have at any time seen, if not the most distinctive dude that I have at any time arrive throughout. And he stored telling me foremost up to this battle, ‘You imagine I’m a wrestler. Wait around until finally you see my palms.’ Holy s–t, he was not lying.”
Chimaev may well get one more quick turnaround. The future 5 UFC situations are taking spot at the Flash Forum on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi. Rumors are that he may well facial area sixth-rated Demian Maia on one of the battle cards.
On Wednesday, Chimaev’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, spoke about the possible bout against Maia, but has his eyes established on other opponents.
“Demian Maia, it’s a good fight, but I’m searching for him to struggle Nate Diaz, or (Jorge) Masvidal, some of these men because I believe he mops the floor with them. I imagine he would defeat the s–t out of these men,” Abdelaziz informed TMZ Athletics.
“If Demian Maia is the person then we’re heading to struggle Demian Maia, but I really do not believe it is a reasonable struggle to be truthful with you. I think the odds are likely to be -1200,” claimed Abdelaziz.
There have been rumblings on social media about a match amongst Chimaev and Conor McGregor, but Abdelaziz is not in favor of that bout.
“Conor McGregor is mentally unstable. I desire him the ideal of luck. He has youngsters. He has relatives. I want him to acquire treatment of his personal concerns,” he stated. “Khamzat would genuinely place him in a wheelchair and he would consume from a straw for the relaxation of his daily life.”
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