Khamzat Chimaev plans to carry Paulo Costa to tears at UFC 294 this fall.
Final week, UFC President Dana White made an enormous announcement: Chimaev and Costa are booked to battle at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 21, 2023. Costa was scheduled to return towards Ikram Aliskerov at UFC 291 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah subsequent week, however this 185-pound showdown did not actually make sense.
“Borz” vs. “The Eraser” has been rumored for a number of months and was the battle the fanbase wished. The friction between the 2 middleweights has been nicely documented, because the pair had a heated altercation contained in the UFC Apex final 12 months and have been dragging themselves on-line ever since.
Chimaev – who has been lacking in motion for a lot of the 12 months – was entrance row at UFC London final evening (Saturday July 22, 2023) as a particular visitor fighter.
Through the fights, Chimaev caught up TNT Sports activities backstage to preview his upcoming battle with Costa, vowing to make his opponent cry.
“I will make this man cry within the cage like I all the time do,” Chimaev mentioned. “Crush somebody and become profitable, so I do not know, I will make this man cry, go dwelling to Brazil. No person likes him, that is why all Brazilians assist me. This man isn’t Brazilian, so I will go crush him and make him cry.
The preparation for this battle will proceed to warmth up with a bit of hindsight. In reality, it is already began…
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