Kamaru Usman looks forward to fighting Khamzat Chimaev

Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev is a potential match that can happen anytime in the future.

by Aryan Lakhani
Kamaru Usman looks forward to fighting Khamzat Chimaev

Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman has had one of the toughest setbacks in his UFC career; the former welterweight champion was feared by opponents in the division, who knew he would consecutively lose against the same opponent.

He lost his belt, but it will be very interesting to see his comeback. After fighting Leon Edwards, Usman now looks forward to fighting Khamzat Chimaev. Whenever this match happens, it will undoubtedly break the internet and turn out to be of the most intense matches in the history of UFC.

Kamaru Usman speaks about fighting Khamzat Chimaev

Recently in an interview with ESPN, Kamaru Usman spoke about his plans for the future and repeatedly highlighted one opponent: Khamzat Chimaev. The welterweight clash between Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev would be massively successful in terms of PPV numbers; Usman acknowledges that in the interview.

“A fight with myself and Khamzat? Boom,” Usman said, as quoted by mmamania.com. “I’m kind of in a place now where I’m having fun with it, and what’s the biggest, funnest, most intense fight that really makes me feel something? That’s a fight right there.

That could headline a pay-per-view (PPV)". “He’s a fighter and I’m a fighter at the end of the day,” he further speaks about his fight-ethic. “I fight these guys heart, not their weight. I’ve been able to deal with Middleweights and Light Heavyweights in the gym.

And if he wants a shot at the Welterweight strap, you kind of have to give a little bit and show I can get down there and do it. But if it’s up a weight, potentially”. Kamaru Usman will definitely fight for the belt and get another title shot at some point, but before that, he must prove himself on several occasions by outplaying and dominating his opponents.

Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman can be expected to face each other for the 4th time. Usman is ranked number 1 in the welterweight division, and he should sustain that position for as long as he possibly can. (Image source: FirstSportz)

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