‘Go to War’ is ready to derail the Khamzat Chimaev hype train.
Khamzat Chimaev, a rising UFC star, demonstrated on Saturday that he is the genuine deal, and a top-ranked welterweight is ready to derail the hype train.
On October 30, 2021, Chimaev made his return to the Octagon after more than a year away, choking out No. 11-ranked 170-pounder Li Jingliang in the opening round of their UFC 267 main event bout. The Russian is now 10-0 and will be a rated fighter when the official UFC rankings are updated this week.
And No. 8 welterweight Neil Magny is ready to put “Borz” to the test. In the past, the two have shown interest in battling one other, but nothing has came of it. Magny recently told MMA Junkie that he believes the time is right for the UFC to organize a fight.
“I was going about my business after the fight when I started receiving messages that said, ‘No one wants to face this guy.’ ‘I doubt anyone in the top 10 will face this guy on Monday when the new rankings are out.’ Magny told the newspaper, “He’s just a monster, and everyone is going to do all they can to avoid him.” “I’m sitting there, like, ‘What?’ reading these comments over and over again.” There’s no way. A year ago, I wanted to fight this guy.’ Today, nothing has changed. He returned, and he looked impressive against Jingliang, but it only adds fuel to the fire for me. It motivates me to battle him even more than last year.
“Perhaps it was for the best that this conflict was postponed for so long. A year ago, I would have stared right past him, as if to say, ‘Whatever.’ Some new kid who thinks he’s quite cool. ‘Teach this child a lesson and teach him what’s up.’ Coming out here and beating Jingliang like that made me take a step back and think, ‘Oh damn.’ This kid is the real deal.’ He unquestionably has some abilities to contribute. That, to me, is the type of fight that keeps you on your toes – the men who force you to bring your A-game. What he did to Jingliang piqued my interest even more… Nokia News – Quick Recap