Is he suffering from some kind of complex? Khamzat Chimaev again comments on the Moravian samurai. According to him, he says he doesn’t understand how Jiri Prochazka could become the UFC welterweight champion and refers to sparring years ago.
Khamzat Chimaev won’t just look into welterweight, according to Dana White
Khamzat Chimaev flew into the UFC like a hurricane and the still undefeated Swede of Chechen descent is pulling a streak of six straight wins in the world’s biggest MMA organization. Although he made it through his first two fights in just ten days, we haven’t seen him in the cage in over half a year now.
The last time we saw him was in September last year, when he caused quite a stir. Originally he was supposed to fight the legendary Nate Diaz at UFC 279, but shockingly he missed the welterweight limit by four kilograms and ended up fighting Kevin Holland at catchweight.
While he clearly outpointed him in two minutes, Dana White has now confirmed over the weekend that his welterweight days are over and will challenge someone in the top three middleweights. However, his opinion is not shared by Chimaev himself, who plans to dominate three UFC divisions in the future.
“Borz” is planning to become a triple champion and is once again rubbing shoulders with Prochazka
In fact, Chimaev was a guest of world-renowned journalist Ariel Helwani and answered his question about whether he wants to be welterweight and middleweight champion with his brash confidence. “Of course I do. And then I will go even higher,” Chimaev told the MMA Hour that he wants to conquer the welterweight waters as well.
“Jiri Prochazka talked about me, but I beat that fighter in sparring. My manager has video of him going down. I guess he forgot there were cameras in the gym. But I won’t publish it,” he said to a surprised Helwani.
“It was when he fought in RIZIN and I fought in BRAVE. We trained together, we paired up really hard. I put him on the submission a couple of times, beat him a couple of times. I don’t understand how he became UFC champion,” he concluded.
It wasn’t the first time “Chimaev” Borz” recalled sparring with Prochazka. A month ago, he bragged about the sparring in an interview and the Czech samurai responded firmly. But from the Chechen fighter’s point of view, they are empty words.
A real fight and sparring are two different situations, even though both fighters are known to be in full training. But while Prochazka is returning from injury to a welterweight title fight, Chimaev is only getting his first taste of the middleweight waters in the UFC.
Source: UFC, MMA Hour, Sherdog
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