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Khamzat Chimaev tells Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson to drop fight and face him

Khamzat Chimaev wants a piece of Stephen Thompson in his next fight

Stephen Thompson called out Leon Edwards but Khamzat Chimaev wants to fight the American next

Khamzat Chimaev is hungry for his next UFC fight and has called out Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.

The Swede is coming off an impressive 17-second knockout win over Gerald Meerschaert from the latest UFC event.

Chimaev’s MMA record improved to 9-0 and he has won his three UFC fights in the span of just over two months. Dana White sees the 26-year-old as a big star in the making and there were plans for him to face Demian Maia next.

Khamzat Chimaev against Gerald Meerschaert ended in a quick knockout
Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

That was set up even before he clash against Meerschaert. However, the Swede seems to love calling others out.

Recently, he called out Jorge Masvidal and other Welterweight stars, including Wonderboy.

While Thompson wanted to face Leon Edwards next and joked this was the first time he called out someone on Twitter.

However, Chimaev told Thompson to drop the Edwards fight and claimed they were fighting next:

Chimaev vs Wonderboy next?

The Swede seems to have a lot of support from White, and it will be interesting to see what happens next.

The 26-year-old has been impressive in his short but eventful UFC career and a fight against Thompson would be great.

Stephen Thompson defeated Vicente Luque in his last fight
Stephen Thompson embraces Vicente Luque after their Welterweight bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Thompson is coming off an impressive win over Vicente Luque. The 37-year-old might be a decade older than Chimaev but he is also known for his striking thanks to his incredible kickboxing days.

The UFC setting up anyone against Chimaev would attract the fans and the Swede knows how to play the game.

He might have called out several stars over the past few days, but it is to the UFC to decide who Chimaev faces in his next fight.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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