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Chimaev teases when he’ll return to action

Final summer few combatants seized their opportunities like Khamzat Chimaev. The Sweden-basically based completely Chechen debuted and won his first three bouts with the UFC on Struggle Island, ending each and each contest by stoppage.

His third spend modified into as soon as a sub-20 2nd KO of Gerald Meerschaert. After that occurred Chimaev began being talked up as a future champion. Amongst his supporters modified into as soon as UFC President Dana White and Octagon luminaries Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

After beating Meerschaert in September the unranked Chimaev began sharing the belief that no one wished to fight him. Then yet again, this notion that Chimaev modified into as soon as basically the most feared man in the sport falls apart when serious about the listing of combatants who spoke out about their desires to envision the new guy.

After stoking some intrigue concerning booking Chimaev towards both Demian Maia or Stephen Thompson, White modified into as soon as unable to attain these fights happen. In consequence Chimaev sat on the sidelines except a first-rate even slot fell into his lap.

Leon Edwards, who has been out of action since beating Rafael dos Anjos in 2019 and who’s on an eight fight a hit traipse, had a public, albeit brief, spat with the UFC final three hundred and sixty five days. After his fight with Tyron Woodley fell through attributable to the pandemic, Edwards modified into as soon as eradicated from the ranking attributable to inaction.

Edwards spoke up about how complicated and unfair he found that effort. Quickly after this it modified into as soon as launched that Edwards had taken a first-rate match fight with Chimaev and that his name may perhaps maybe well perhaps be returned to the rankings.

Their fight modified into as soon as home for December. Then yet again, Edwards obtained COVID-19. So the fight modified into as soon as pushed to January. However then Chimaev obtained COVID-19. So the fight modified into as soon as rescheduled for March. Then yet again, with Chimaev’s bout with the coronavirus being so severe that he wished more time to gain higher the fight modified into as soon as in the shatter cancelled. Edwards will now face Belal Muhammad on March 3.

With Chimaev apparently near a corpulent recovery ‘Bors’ is now motivate online calling his next shot. In accordance to MMA Junkie Chimaev says he’ll be appropriate to head in June.

In announcing when he would purchase to compete yet again, Chimaev also gave us a hint as to who his next opponent will most seemingly be. In that volley of twitter messages, Chimaev exchanged phrases with welterweight vet Neil Magny, telling him to “be ready.”

There’s a appropriate probability Magny will most seemingly be each and each ready and difficult to duel with Chimaev. Magny is one of basically the most difficult combatants the UFC has ever considered with 24 Octagon appearances below his belt since 2013. He’s also made it certain up to now that he wants to fight the much hyped Chimaev.

It stays to be considered with the UFC will inexperienced-gentle one of these match-up, nonetheless if each and each combatants gain their wish we are able to be peep Chimaev face his stiffest test yet this summer.

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