Khamzat Chimaev on Gilbert Burns: "I don't understand him because.."



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Khamzat Chimaev on Gilbert Burns: "I don't understand him because.."

Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns had an interesting match in which Chimaev won in the end, but much harder than expected. Chimaev was surprised considering that many expected him to solve such a match earlier. “When I win my fight, that last fight, it was a tough fight for me,” Chimaev said for mmafighting.

“Everyone was happy talking about, ‘He didn’t finish that guy.’ The guy was No. 2, one of the toughest guys. He almost won against [UFC welterweight champion Kamaru] Usman as well. Knocked him down, almost.

I didn’t do my job, like how to do it, I didn’t listen to my coach."

Khamzat Chimaev and his attitude

What makes him even more surprised is the fact that Burns was happy after the defeat. Chimaev does not understand where Burns's attitude comes from.

“I made him famous. The guy was nothing before me. I made him famous, and he lost the fight, he was more happy. I was angry after that fight — I won the fight. I was angry because I didn’t finish that guy. I don’t understand some guys become happy when they lost the fight.

He’s going everywhere doing interviews, [saying ‘I’m] going to fight with him again.’ Yeah, we’re going to fight, whenever he wants. But he will never be champ, because if you’re happy when you lost a fight, you’re never going to be champ."

Chimaev believes that his opponent would have no chance even in the next match. "He said, ‘Five rounds, I can win that fight.’ If you look at him the last seconds of the fight, if he can fight five rounds, why did he look at the time, running from me? I was running after him the last two minutes, I was tired. If it was two more rounds, I would finish him”.