Kamaru Usman reacts to Khamzat Chimaev’s spectacular victory against Gilbert Burns and dishes out his plan for the future
The MMA community is still recovering from the greatness they witnessed inside the octagon at UFC 273, as Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns engaged in a bloody war for fifteen minutes. Chants for an immediate title shot for Khamzat Chimaev began to build into an uproar online for many believe that he’s the only one that can test the welterweight king Kamaru Usman.
Kamaru Usman spoke to TMZ Sports about the war that transpired at UFC 273, his recovery, and plans for the future. He was also asked about a potential fight with the hottest new prospect in MMA- Khamzat Chimaev.
When asked about his manager Ali Abdel Aziz’s claim that now was the perfect time to fight Chimaev, Usman said,‘ I mean. He’s gone out there, he’s beat the No.2 guy in the division. He got the W, so it’s very difficult to say that no he’s not fight anybody, because he has. He’s gone up against Gilbert Burns and he was able to do what he did. So I take nothing away from it. So if that’s the fight, then that’s the fight.”
But ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ confirmed that his next fight is definitely against Leon Edwards , and Chimaev is next in line, unless Conor Mcgregor shows up in the picture or Chimaev fails to get the victory in his next fight.
‘Let’s Go’- Khamzat Chimaev shares a fan poster of him against Colby Covington
Leading up to UFC 273, Dana White spoke to TMZ Sports, and suggested a potential match for Chimaev post-UFC 273. He said, “In a perfect world, you know, I have a fight coming up on ABC. If Khamzat Chimaev should win, I would love to do a fight with him and Colby.” And to his delight Chimaev did pass the test, and this sets the stage for a fight between them.
Khamzat Chimaev was worked up with the contemplation of the idea and welcomed it with open arms. He even posted a fan poster with the caption, ‘Let’s goooo ’
The poster also (from Chimaev’s POV) takes an aim at Colby Covington, who was in the news last month for his ill-famed incident with rival Jorge Masvidal, who attacked him at a restaurant in Miami. Many from the MMA community had mocked Colby for calling the cops and pressing charged for the incident. Also if we were to go by Covington’s history with trash-talking, it is possible that the ‘Chaos’ will sell the narrative of USA vs Russia for this particular fight. The poster shows Colby being accompanied by an army of cops, while Chimaev is backed by a pack of wolves.
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