Khamzat Chimaev might have found a tough opponent as Gerald Meerschaert fights him next
The UFC has big plans for Khamzat Chimaev but the Swede must first beat Gerald Meerschaert in his next fight.
Chimaev seems to be the next big thing in the UFC. The Swede is 8-0 and won both his UFC fights in the span of 10 days.
That was an impressive performance as he fought in two different divisions and won both his fights with ease.
He wanted another fight quickly and the UFC seems to have relented. The Swede will be in action on September 19 against Meerschaert and there could be a bigger prize for him.
Should Chimaev get the better of the American, a clash against Demian Maia is on the cards. Maia is one of the best to have ever fought in the UFC and that could be a slobber knocker of an affair.
Meerschaert sends a message
While the 32-year-old Meerschaert would come into this fight as an underdog, he certainly is confident of getting a win.
The American has 31 wins and 13 losses in his MMA career and is coming off a loss in his last clash. That took place at UFC 250 as Meerschaert was defeated by Ian Heinisch.
Chimaev certainly has to be wary of the threat possessed by any UFC star and Meerschaert posted a warning to the Swede too.
He's not leaving the cage physically able to fight in October. https://t.co/S3uAjlAVmi
— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) September 4, 2020
However, this got a lot of fans talking. Meerschaert certainly got the attention of several UFC fans and some backed him to get the job done.
Beat his ass for even thinking he’s gonna be healthy enough for a quick turn around👊🏻
— ike vallie-flagg (@IKEVF) September 4, 2020
Love the confidence!
— Billy Shakespeare (@J03stradamus) September 5, 2020
GEERAAAAALD SMEEEEEESH pic.twitter.com/j9M1nvus5Y
— EriclesB (@EriclesBenito) September 4, 2020
I fucking love this DO IT TO HIM GERALD SMESH THE HYPE TRAIN
— Zack (@ZzccMMA) September 4, 2020
Please teach him a lesson. He's a overhyped fighter and he needs to be humbled.
— Hruday Kumar (@thehruday) September 4, 2020
Others, however, believed that Chimaev would best the American and then set up a date with Maia.
Lol. I admire your confidence, but he will murk you.
— Dan Radoff (@RGAZ4LIFE) September 4, 2020
you’re getting taken down & mounted under 30 seconds 🤡
— Drake Corner (@ovojakecorner) September 4, 2020
Hey Meerkat….. May you ……REST IN PEACE. pic.twitter.com/A5Iqxam30f
— Caleb Robertson (@xcoaxrobz) September 5, 2020
The UFC certainly has a star on their hands, and if Chimaev gets two more wins, he could be in title contention soon.
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