He then proceeded to knockout UFC debutant Rhys McKee within the very first spherical on one other Battle Island card ten days later.
The 26-year-old is in Las Vegas to face Gerald Meerschaert this Saturday night time at UFC Vegas 11 inside UFC APEX.
UFC have already pencilled in his subsequent battle in opposition to elite wrestler Demian Maia subsequent month, underlining how extremely considered he’s on the circuit.
However whereas he’s proven extradorinaiy talent within the octagon, it seems he’s a candy man outdoors out of it.
Chmiaev’s good friend secretly recorded him – or so the good friend says no less than – giving a homeless man cash on the streets of Las Vegas.
Moreover, the welterweight took the homeless man to McDonalds and acquired him a meal. You may’t deny the person has a very good coronary heart!
Try the video of the encounter beneath:
UFC president Dana White is already identified to be an enormous fan of Chimaev’s and he stated he wouldn’t e book two fights back-to-back like this for anyone else.
The factor is, the man needs to maintain preventing,” he stated on the Dana White’s Contender Sequence 32 post-fight information convention Tuesday.
“He needs all these fights back-to-back. It’s no disrespect to his opponent, he’s both going to win or lose. That has nothing to do with us.
“That’s as much as them, however to try this, for him to actually battle two fights in a row, you must e book him.
“And for a man like him, I’d by no means try this for anyone else. I’d be like, ‘Chill out. Let’s see in the event you get by means of this battle,’ however what I’ve seen from him, I’m prepared to try this with him.”
Some individuals would take it as an indication of disrespect to Meerschaert that he’s already lining up Maia, however White says that is one thing completely distinctive and he needs to see if Chimaev can pull it off.
“It’s fascinating,” White stated. “We’ve by no means actually had anyone that’s doing something like he’s proper now.
“So I may see why you’d say, ‘Don’t you assume that is disrespectful reserving a battle for him when he’s acquired a battle?’ however that’s how you must do it. It’s attention-grabbing, I prefer it, and I’ve by no means had a man like this.
“It’s enjoyable, I’ll play this recreation with him. After what I noticed in his first two fights – he fought actual guys, he didn’t battle chumps. “This isn’t a man who blew by means of a few set-up fights. He beat actual individuals, and I’m going to see the way it performs out.”