Jared Cannonier emerged victorious over the former UFC title challenger Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 75. The fight began with both fighters enjoying an equal chance of gaining victory. However, at the end of the final round, the scorecards unanimously shifted in Cannonier’s favor. Without a doubt, the fight between the middleweight fighters greatly entertained the fans.

However, while talking about the UFC middleweight division, one name that fans can seldom skip over is Khamzat Chimaev. During the UFC Vegas 75 post-fight press conference, the victor of the main event was asked about his thoughts on welcoming the ‘Chechen Wolf’ into the division. Surprisingly, the ‘Killa Gorilla’ put forth a single condition that might lead to a fight between the two.

Jared Cannonier will fight Khamzat Chimaev only under one condition


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Cannonier caught the entire world’s attention when he rose victorious over Vettori. Hailing from the middleweight category, one of the reporters asked Canonier about his thoughts on fighting ‘Borz’. 

Without wasting a single moment, the fighter declared that he was aiming to become the middleweight champion. If the fight with the Swedish fighter would lead him to a title shot, he was ready for the fight. However, he refused the prospective fight if the UFC could not meet the condition. 

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He said, “So, I mean I know he’s popular. Everybody wants to see him do his thing and stuff like that. If they called me and say ‘hey Khamzat for a contender’s match’. That’s a yes. I’m trying to get to the title. I’m not just fighting to entertain you people. You know what I mean? I know you guys wanna see it. It’d be a good fight, you know what I mean? If that fight gets me a title shot, yes… I just beat number 3. I’m not looking back, I’m looking forward, i’m looking at champion.”

Nevertheless, the loser of the main event of the night had outlined his intentions of welcoming the Swede if that fight was offered to him.


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Vettori would have welcomed Chimaev

Prior to his fight with Cannonier, Vettori was asked if he would welcome Chimaev into the middleweight division if he won the main event. Vettori declared that he would welcome ‘Borz’ everywhere. He further claimed that he never moves away from a fight. If Chimaev wanted the fight, he was ready.

He said, “I’ll always welcome him, everywhere. Like for sure. If he wants it, I’m here. I’ve never pulled out of any fight. So please, yeah, bring him too”.


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