Khamzat Chimaev plans to show his consideration to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya as soon as he takes care of some enterprise with Paulo Costa at UFC 294.
Borz will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon because the UFC returns to Abu Dhabi on October 21. Throughout an look at UFC London on Saturday, Chimaev spoke to Caroline Pearce of TNT Sports activities and provided a prediction for his conflict with Costa.
“I will make this man cry within the cage like I at all times do,” Chimaev stated of his upcoming combat. “Break. Smash somebody, make cash. Make this man cry, go residence and be in Brazil. No one likes him, all Brazilians write to me and help me. This man will not be Brazilian, so I will go smash him and make him cry.
By the point he returns to the Octagon in October, will probably be nicely over a 12 months since his final look at UFC 279 the place he beat Kevin Holland en path to a first-round end. Requested concerning the causes for this lengthy layoff, Khamzat Chimaev replied:
“I do not know, I scare everybody. I do not know, I combat with everybody,” he insisted. “Ask Dana White. I by no means stated no. I am at all times prepared, I have been out for a very long time. I have been coaching on a regular basis. When the massive cash is available in, it is exhausting to combat for me.
Khamzat Chimaev was able to combat at gentle heavyweight
‘Borz’ revealed he even requested a combat at gentle heavyweight, with the division struggling a slew of accidents close to the highest of the rankings.
“I combat in all divisions. For me, it would not matter,” he stated. “I requested Dana White when somebody gave up, I requested to combat with Glover for the title (at gentle heavyweight). I requested if anybody received damage if I might combat for the title this fashion. It is going to come, all my titles will come quickly. I am prepared for all divisions, it would not matter to me. I can go down, I simply want time. Not like final time giving me 4 weeks.
For now, Khamzat Chimaev will hold his eye on the middleweight division, the place an enormous win over Paulo Costa this fall might put him in competition for a title alternative. When requested if reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was already on his radar, “Borz” stated sure.
“After all if he is the champion, after all I’ve my eye (on him),” he stated. “I’ve all of the champions on my eye. I need my belts, not less than three belts.