Not many individuals can have simply three fights in UFC and realistically be thought-about for a title shot, however Khamzat Chimaev will not be many individuals.
The Russian-born middleweight has chalked up three stoppage victories in simply 66 days and is understandably already an enormous favorite of UFC president Dana White.
As soon as opponents take a look at the destruction Chimaev leaves in his wake, he could discover fights more durable to come back by, however he seems destined to go proper to the highest.
The 9-Zero fighter has already mentioned he needs to battle ‘Burger King man’ Conor McGregor and his supervisor insists he would truly depart the Irishman in a wheelchair.
Nonetheless, the champion in his division is Israel Adesanya who placed on one other clinic on the weekend in opposition to the harmful Paulo Costa.
Adesanya completed the Brazilian in simply the second spherical at UFC 253 and Chimaev now seems to have ‘The Final Stylebender’s’ middleweight title in his sight.
He needs fast turnarounds on his fights whereas he’s wholesome and the 26-year-old already appears to be trying previous Demian Maia, who was thought to up subsequent.
Chimaev took to Twitter and made positive he grabbed the eye of UFC president Dana White and Vice President and Senior Vice President of Expertise Relations Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard
“Borz is prepared for the hunt and seize what belongs to him,” he wrote. “@stylebender. I’m prepared, make this occur @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @Mickmaynard2”.
Adesanya has mentioned he needs to filter the middleweight division earlier than shifting up in weight class and he has just a few extra fights to have at 185lbs if he needs to attain that aim.
He named Jared Cannonier after defeating Costa and has recommended he want to battle Britain’s Darren Until, too.
Chimaev is 9-Zero however seems to be nicely skilled and polished. Realistically, although, White will not be going to chuck his prodigy in that battle simply but.
If the UFC maintain neatly constructing Chimaev and let him be him, they’ve a money-making machine on their arms.
He could even function the ultimate hurdle for Adesanya earlier than shifting out of the division as a result of the best way the unbeaten fighter is rising, Adesanya wouldn’t need individuals to say he was vacating the title earlier than he may beat the perfect.