Khamzat Chimaev has hailed Jon Jones as his favorite fighter of all time and expressed his desire to train with him sometime in the future

UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev runs high on confidence and people around him have hailed him as the best fighter in the world. But when asked about who he considers being the ‘GOAT’ he unhesitatingly answered Jon Jones.

Khamzat Chimaev is 3-0 in his UFC career so far
Khamzat Chimaev celebrates after his TKO victory over Rhys McKee in their welterweight fight (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Chimaev is performing media duties ahead of his fight at UFC 273 against Gilbert Burns. Speaking of Jones he went on to further claim that as long as Jones is fighting, no one can take that no.1 P4P fighter spot from him. He even dismissed the rankings that state Usman as the P4P best, claiming that Jones is indisputably the best.

“Nobody’s like him,” Chimaev said on “The Triple C & Schmo Show. “He beat a lot of guys. He beats the monsters. I did all my training with Alex (Gustafsson). I know how good he is, and if Jon Jones could stop that guy, it’s scary. And he beat not easy fighters. It was crazy good fighters (with) knockout power. On the ground, it was good. Everything was perfect. (Daniel Cormier) – you know how his pressure is, good wrestling, and he has good boxing, and he has mentality of just pressure the fighters and kill them, and (Jones) stopped that guy, as well.”

‘He has zero wrestling’ – Khamzat Chimaev previews Israel Adesanya match-up to be easier than a fight with Kamaru Usman

Khamzat Chimaev is known for his dominant display inside the octagon and personality high on self-esteem. Chimaev has won all four of his fights inside the UFC octagon by finishes and has competed in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. The nature of his supremacy is reflected in a never seen before stat which shows that he’s only been at the receiving end of a cumulative three strikes in his four matches.

He made an appearance alongside his new ‘best-friend’ Darren Till on the recent episode of The MMA Hour. Speaking about potential fights in the future, Chimaev said that he believes Kamaru Usman would be tougher competition for him than jumping up in weight class and competing with middleweight king Israel Adesanya.

“‘Izzy,’ I think it will be more easy for me to smash that guy,” Chimaev told MMA Fighting. “He has zero wrestling. The guy he fought last time [Robert Whittaker], he’s not a wrestler — he took his back. If I take his back, brother, I’ll squeeze his head off. I’ll take his head off. Easy money for me.”

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