After Barely Beating Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev Receives a Message From the Ex-Champ, Demands Rematch

Published 12/19/2023, 1:03 AM EST

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Everyone witnessed Kamaru Usman brave his fight against ‘Borz‘ on short notice at UFC 294. The question is, can a prepared Usman fare better and potentially pick up the win? While Khamzat Chimaev has moved on to get into a banter with the likes of Sean Strickland, Usman is still sitting on the loss. So what’s on the card for the fighter next?

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The former welterweight champion has fought and torn down many to make the welterweight GOAT list. Usman’s prowess is so great that even with infamously damaged knees, he stood his ground in a pacy wrestling showdown against Chimaev. Now, he wants to fight him again. Here’s more.

Kamaru Usman wants a go at Chimaev once again

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At UFC 294, Khamzat Chimaev’s bout desperately needed a replacement that’s worth the hype of a co-main event. Since Paulo Costa dropped out of his bout, there was just about no one to take his place. However, Kamaru Usman stepped in at short notice.

As expected, Usman was unprepared. Stepping in just days before the fight means the fighter could have only delivered so much without a proper camp. For all three rounds of the matchup, Usman put up a valiant effort thwarting Chimaev’s submission attempts every single time.

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However, Chimaev was wildly successful with his takedowns which finally earned him the victory. Now, Kamaru Usman has hinted at his desire to have a rematch via his Instagram stories. He posted pictures of him facing off against Chimaev at the weigh-ins and captioned it, “Run it back?”

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So far, unfortunately for Usman, Dana White has not indicated a redemption fight between the two. Both the fighters fought at middleweight and then, Chimaev seemingly was aiming for the belt. Nonetheless, currently, the champ seems busy brawling with his future opponent in the UFC 296 spectator seats.

Sean Strickland’s brawl

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At UFC 296, middleweight champion Sean Strickland decided to go at it with Dricus Du Plessis, his opponent for a title fight at UFC 297. While the camera focused on the Octagon, many eyes were pulled to the brawl on the sidelines. To think that it could have been Khamzat Chimaev in Du Plessis’ place is an exciting idea.

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Strickland and Chimaev have gone back and forth with Chimaev promising to destroy Strickland in the cage. Meanwhile, Du Plessis claimed that the ‘Borz’ we see now would lose to Strickland every single time. Now, the two will go up in arms on the 21st of January.

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Who do you think will come out victorious if the fight ultimately materializes?

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Prit Chauhan

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I'm Prit Chauhan, and I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. I've been in the writing business for three years, covering areas like mass media marketing, and even tried my hand at fiction. My experience includes research work at the University of California, Berkeley, which helps me spin fact-based stories about the world of Mixed Martial Arts effortlessly.
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