‘I’ll Show Everybody I’m the Hardest Fighter in the World’- Khamzat Chimaev on His UFC Return Against Li Jingliang

Published 08/09/2021, 8:46 AM EDT


Khamzat Chimaev is one of the most talented fighters in the UFC. ‘Borz’ has had an incredible start to his MMA career, and at this point is undefeated in his professional career (9-0). Chimaev joined the UFC in 2020, and within 3 months, won 3 fights and proved that he is one of the brightest prospects in the UFC.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 26: Khamzat Chimaev of Czechia celebrates after his TKO victory over Rhys McKee of Northern Ireland in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ever since Chimaev won his last fight against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11, people have been eagerly waiting to see the fighter compete again. Now finally the UFC has announced that ‘Borz’ will face Li Jingliang at the UFC 267 on October 30, 2021.

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Now, in a recent video put out by ‘Frontkick’, Chimaev talked about his upcoming fight. He said, “We work hard for it like always. Another opponent doesn’t matter, he’s like, he’s a strong guy I understand he punches hard. My coach told me I didn’t see his fight, something like that. And it doesn’t matter, we all everybody punch hard.”

“But I’m ready for everything. I’m ready. Mentally I’m harder than everybody in my weight class, all in the UFC I think so. I think like that, maybe these guys think like they are the hardest guys in the UFC. I will show everybody I’m the hardest fighter in the world. It’s enough talking like now it’s time to show everybody.”

Chimaev took the UFC by storm when he won those three consecutive fights in 2020. Now the fighter seems really confident about his fight on October 30 and will look to win his 10th professional MMA fight at UFC 267.

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What to expect from the fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Li Jingliang?

Khamzat Chimaev has won all of his 9 MMA fights via stoppage, including 6 first-round finishes. Therefore, ‘Borz’ will look to end the fight quickly when he faces ‘The Leech.’ However, Jingliang is no pushover and has an MMA record of (18-6) having won 9 of his fights via KO/TKO.

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However, Chimaev’s all-around ability and fighting talent should help him get the victory. Do you think Chimaev will win his UFC 267 fight against Jingliang? let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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