Ask and also you shall obtain.
Twice Khamzat Chimaev has requested a fast turnaround from the UFC – and twice he’ll be granted the chance, in accordance with UFC president Dana White.
In an interview with ESPN on Monday, White was requested whom he was most impressed by throughout the promotion’s four-event stretch on “Struggle Island.” With out hesitation, White responded.
“Khamzat,” White stated. “I imply, you understand? The man is so dominant, so assured, desires to proceed to battle each weekend. I like it. I really like guys with that mentality. I really like how proficient this man is. We threw the most popular prospect out of the U.Ok. at him and that child is a badass. That child is a legit nice fighter. (Chimaev) made it appear like he didn’t belong there. … The child is legit. He’s actual and he is aware of it and I like it.”
Chimaev (8-Zero MMA, 2-Zero UFC) made his promotional debut Wednesday, July 15 at UFC on ESPN 13, defeating John Phillips in dominant trend. Saturday, Chimaev picked up his second promotional victory, ending Rhys McKee within the first spherical at UFC on ESPN 14. Chimaev turned the primary fighter within the fashionable UFC period to win two fights in 11 days.
Now, Chimaev is seemingly gunning for his third UFC win within the coming weeks. In line with the UFC president, Chimaev has requested him if he can return to the cage in August.
“He stated he needed to battle and I stated, ‘Finished. I’ll make it occur,’” White stated. “He desires to battle now once more in August. I’m going to get him what he desires.”
White stated the promotion has not found out a selected opponent for Chimaev’s third UFC bout. The UFC matchmaking staff is at the moment discussing what stage of opponent, they’d like to offer him subsequent.
“That’s what we’re attempting to determine,” White stated. “We have been sitting in right here this morning attempting to determine what we expect is subsequent. For those who ask this child, he’s able to battle Usman. what I imply? Is he prepared for Usman? The best way he appears, who is aware of? Perhaps.”