UFC president Dana White reacted after famous person Conor McGregor seemingly agreed to a struggle towards up-and-coming prospect Khamzat Chimaev.
Chimaev has shortly turn out to be one of many brightest younger stars within the UFC. After making his promotional debut earlier this month at UFC Struggle Island 1 with a vicious submission win over John Phillips, Chimaev made UFC historical past when he completed Rhys McKee through TKO simply 10 days later at UFC Struggle Island 3. There’s an unbelievable quantity of hype behind Chimaev proper now, with some taking a look at him as a possible future welterweight champ.
Ever since he dominated Phillips and McKee, Chimaev has upped his social media sport and that features calling out McGregor, the most important star within the sport. White has confirmed that McGregor is retired from MMA however that isn’t stopping Chimaev and different fighters from calling him out. On Thursday, after quite a few Tweets from Chimaev directed McGregor’s method, the Irish famous person wrote, “I settle for” on his Twitter.
TMZ Sports activities requested White if there actually is one thing to this potential struggle between McGregor and Chimaev. In line with the UFC bossman, there may be nothing within the works proper now, however White isn’t writing any potential struggle sooner or later off simply but.
“In all probability not however who is aware of?” Dana White stated to TMZ about the potential for a McGregor vs. Chimaev struggle.
Though Chimaev is shortly changing into a star within the UFC, he’s nonetheless solely two fights into his UFC profession and his two opponents have a mixed file of 1-5 contained in the Octagon. Though McGregor hasn’t had a lot success in the previous couple of years because of his inactivity, he’s nonetheless the most important famous person the game has ever seen, and he in nice type in his TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. That McGregor can be prepared to just accept a struggle towards an unranked fighter similar to Chimaev can be very stunning.
That being stated, on this sport, you by no means know what can occur. Though White will not be prepared to decide to this matchup simply but, crazier issues have occurred on this sport. Ought to Chimaev proceed to get his hand raised, maybe the potential for this matchup will turn out to be extra practical. Because it stands, Chimaev is utilizing McGregor’s identify to up his clout stage on social media and to date, it’s working, as everyone seems to be speaking about him.
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