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Khamzat Chimaev issues bold statement ahead of UFC return: “I’m the champ here” | BJPenn.com
April 3, 2021
Khamzat Chimaev has issued a daring assertion forward of his proposed UFC return, this whereas taking a shot at reigning welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.
Chimaev (9-0 MMA) has been one of many many unlucky victims of the worldwide pandemic and because of lingering signs, has been unable to compete for the reason that fall of 2020.
Following his 17-second knockout win over Gerald Meerschaert in September, ‘Borz’ was booked to struggle prime welterweight contender Leon Edwards. Nevertheless, after three slated bookings with ‘Rocky’ failed to return to fruition, the UFC finally moved on from the bout.
At one level issues bought so unhealthy for Khamzat Chimaev that the undefeated prospected truly introduced his retirement from preventing. Nevertheless, after regaining his well being, ‘Borz’ is now focusing on a summer season return to the cage.
Chimaev initially referred to as out Neil Magny for his return struggle, however the welterweight veteran declined the supply because of Khamzat’s latest historical past of pulling out of fights.
Now awaiting his subsequent task from UFC officers, Khamzat Chimaev has issued a daring assertion directed at Kamaru Usman and the promotions welterweight division.
“All of you could have misplaced, I’m undefeated and I’m the champ right here.” – Chimaev wrote on Twitter.
As identified by ‘Borz’, the UFC’s reigning welterweight kingpin in Kamaru Usman (18-1 MMA) does have one loss on his report. With that mentioned, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ suffered that lone defeat approach again in Might of 2013, lengthy earlier than his time with the UFC.
Along with Usman, the remainder of the welterweight divisions prime contenders have a minimum of one loss on their respective data. That features fighters equivalent to Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson, Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards and Michael Chiesa.
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