Khamzat Chimaev has actually hinted that the UFC must guarantee he does not cross courses with infamous Irishman Conor McGregor when the set heading occasions within a couple of days of each other on Fight Island next month.
The Russian- born Chimaev and Dubliner McGregor will both remain in Abu Dhabi in January as the UFC returns to its 2nd house for a three-card run to start the brand-new year.
Chimaev takes on Britain’s Leon Edwards at Fight Night 185 on January 20, in a what is being promoted as a clash in between welterweight title competitors, while 3 days later on McGregor rematches Dustin Poirier in their light-weight headliner at UFC 257.
Chimaev has actually formerly informed DHT Sport that he a few of McGregor’s shenanigans, not least his Dublin bar attack on a senior guy in April of 2019.
Chechen- born Chimaev stated he would “kill” the Irishman if he ever stooped so low as to struck his dad.
The set have also traded barbs online, and ‘Borz’ has actually now joked that the UFC would be sensible to keep him and McGregor at a range throughout their time on Fight Island.
“If I see him on Fight Island, something will definitely happen. The UFC needs to hide him,” Chimaev stated with a smile throughout an Instagram Live chat with Russian Mixed Martial Arts reporter Igor Lazorin.
Chimaev likewise exposed he had actually penned a brand-new agreement with the UFC after an explosive 2020 in which he won his very first 3 battles with the promo in the area of simply 66 days.
“There are already different numbers there,” stated the unbeaten 26-year-old as he gets ready for his face-off with Edwards, which was reorganized from December after the Brit checked favorable for Covid -19.
Edwards, 29, is on an eight-fight unbeaten run in the UFC, however hasn’t battled because July of 2019, when he beat Rafael dos Anjos through consentaneous choice.
Chimaev, who trains out of the AllStars fitness center in Stockholm, is 9-0 in expert Mixed Martial Arts however will deal with a huge action up in competitors versus Edwards.