Khamzat Chimaev Sends 2-Word Message to Robert Whittaker Following Sensational Call-Out

Published 02/08/2023, 6:55 AM EST

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Khamzat Chimaev has been quiet for a while. ‘Borz’ fought his last fight at UFC 279 and has been quiet post the fight. Moreover, he has since been actively hunting for opponents in the UFC welterweight and middleweight divisions. There were even rumors that Khamzat Chimaev might face Colby Covington, however, these are just limited to rumors. The fans would be disappointed to see the fight is no closer to being materialized. However, the Swedish fighter may have an interesting message for his fans as he has called out one of the best in the UFC. In a recent Instagram post, Chimaev called out former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

Khamzat Chimaev makes a bold move and publicly calls out Robert Whittaker

The loud-mouthed UFC welterweight is making one of the boldest moves in his career. Chimaev is known to never back down from a challenge, and a fitting way for him to showcase that would be knocking on the door of a higher weight class. ‘Borz’ has made a stunning move and is hunting down ‘The Reaper’.


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Chimaev sent this message to Whittaker via an Instagram post with the caption, “Good guy vs Bad guy let’s make it happen”. Furthermore, the UFC fighter sent a two-word message for ‘The Reaper’. ‘Borz’ wrote, “Only Respect“.


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It remains to be seen what the Australian middleweight replies to ‘Borz’. Fans will be eagerly waiting for this fight to happen as two of the best fighters would face off against each other.

Khamzat Chimeav could make a run for the middleweight title

Chimaev has established himself as one of the most feared fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division. The 6’2 fighter is enormous at welterweight but might not be so at middleweight. However, he looks to dominate and taste the UFC gold in both divisions.


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His move to middleweight will certainly help his cause in the run for the title. However, he must not underestimate Robert Whittaker as an easy opponent, as the former UFC middleweight champion also wants a crack at Alex Pereira‘s UFC belt. After a canceled bout against Paulo Costa, ‘The Reaper’ will certainly want a win against a big name to solidify his name as a prime contender.

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However, Khamzat Chimaev might have an ulterior motive behind the callout. This bold move for ‘Borz’ would certainly help him as he is struggling to make weight at 170 pounds. Moreover, the fans will be delighted to see a dream fight between the two fighters inside the UFC octagon.


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What do you think about Chimaev’s callout? Let us know what you think.

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Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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Rohini Kottu