‘I’m Coming for You’- Khamzat Chimaev Congratulates Kamaru Usman on His Win With a Warning

Published 11/09/2021, 11:45 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 24: Khamzat Chimaev of Czechia poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Recently one of the best UFC fighters, Khamzat Chimaev, congratulated and at the same time warned the welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, after his win at UFC 286.

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‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ fought one of the toughest opponents in Colby Covington at his fifth UFC title defense last weekend. However, the former came out victorious after a hard-fought, five-round, gruesome battle.

Many UFC fans and pundits claimed Usman to be the welterweight ‘GOAT’ and also congratulated him for his victory. One of them was Khamzat Chimaev.

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‘Borz’ took to his official Twitter account and wrote, “Congratulations, good job bro @USMAN84kg. I’m coming for you brother, I’m coming. @ColbyCovMMA @NateDiaz209.”

Not only Usman but the Russian-born also tagged Colby Covington and Nate Diaz to remind them of his arrival in the top-10 of the welterweight division of UFC.

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‘Borz’ made his UFC debut in 2020 and has been unstoppable since then. He is currently 4-0 in the promotion and has finished all of his four opponents, three of which he finished in the first round of the bout.

The 27-year-old stunned the UFC fans by delivering a dominant performance in his comeback against Li Jingliang at UFC 267. Ever since then, the fight fans have been eagerly waiting for his next fight in the promotion.

What Lies Next for Khamzat Chimaev in the Welterweight Division

Following his stunning victory at UFC 267, Khamzat Chimaev has made his mark in the top-10 of the welterweight division. However, he is still waiting for a viable prospect for his next fight.

Many fans hinted at a potential title fight with the champion Kamaru Usman. However, the UFC president Dana White claimed that ‘Borz’ needs some more wins under his name to earn a shot at the title.

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)

Previously, the UFC supremo seemed to be interested in setting up a clash between ‘Borz’ and Stockton’s very own Nate Diaz, who has one fight left on his contract. However, Diaz expressed his disinterest in fighting the Russian-born.

‘Borz’ hinted at a return to action in December with a recent tweet. He also has a few names that he might clash with inside the octagon. However, nothing has been official yet. And the fans will have to wait to see the dominant fighter in action again.

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Who do you think should Khamzat Chimaev fight next? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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