Khamzat Chimaev Wants All The Smoke With Kamaru Usman

Khamzat Chimaev

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After losing to Leon Edwards for a second time in a row, Kamaru Usman’s next move is a bit up in the air.

However, top contender Khamzat Chimaev seems to believe he’ll be taking on the former welterweight champion at UFC 294 in October.

Chimaev called out Usman multiple times in the latest episode on his YouTube channel. Additionally, MMA Orbit reports that Khamzat believes the UFC is setting up a fight between the two MMA stars.

Additionally, Khamzat Chimaev claims that he’ll be facing off against Kamaru Usman in the welterweight division, despite struggling to make weight for his last fight in that class.

Even so, Chimaev has become one of the UFC’s top contenders. On top of that, he seems convinced he’ll be taking on Usman later this year.

Here’s a clip of him talking about Usman and several other fighters as he trains for his next bout.

I mean, look at the crazy look in his eyes as he’s calling out Usman to the camera.

Although he seems adamant about fighting the former champ, the UFC has not confirmed this potential bout.

On top of that, fight fans seem a bit suspicious of Khamzat Chimaev’s claim about Kamaru Usman.

I hope it’s true too.

At least this guy is confident.

Meanwhile, some fans are simply choosing to not believe it.

Hopefully, Dana White and the UFC provide some insight on Khamzat’s claims. If it’s true, then we just hope Chimaev makes weight. If not, well, there has to be an interesting matchup for him at middleweight.

Somebody call up Paulo Costa. What’s he up to?