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UFC World Convinced Khamzat Chimaev Is the ‘Real Deal’ After Neil Magny ‘F***ks Around and Finds It Out’ in Latest Training Session

Published 01/19/2023, 10:30 AM EST

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Khamzat Chimaev is one of the most impressive welterweight division fighters in the UFC. His raw talent and sheer size are enough to intimidate any opponent. Many UFC Fans consider him undefeatable, because of his brutal nature. Even UFC podcaster Joe Rogan considers him the best wrestler in the welterweight division. But one UFC welterweight was not convinced by words and had to see it for himself. However, he quickly realized that everyone was actually not lying about Chimaev. Fans of the sport admired his honesty and courage to face a threat like ‘Borz’.

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Fans admire Neil Magny’s assessment of Khamzat Chimaev

At The MMA hour show with Ariel Helwani, Neil Magny revealed that he couldn’t take a moment of rest when he was up against the 28-year-old. Despite being 7 years younger than Magny, Chimaev’s strength and technique are on a different level.


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Fans took to the comments section of a Reddit post, to react to Magny’s strange compliment to a fellow welterweight contender.


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Fans wrote:

  • Gotta love Magny’s honesty
  • I think we’re way past the point of doubting if Khamzat is the real deal or not.
  • For some reason there’s still a lot of people who act like he isn’t as good as he is
  • Burns put Usman on his ass lol
  • Burns is easily Khamzat’s worst matchup at WW outside of maybe Usman. So I agree w you 100% people just aren’t looking at it objectively
  • Magny will f*ck around and find out with any WW on the planet.
  • Dude will fight anyone at anytime, not a lot of fighters like that nowadays.
  • Dude is legit humble and I hate that most fighters won’t admit this sort of thing.
  • Damn dude is honest.

Many users appreciated a candid reaction from ‘The Haitian sensation’. Because he genuinely meant every word and didn’t feel envied by Borz’s talents. However, fans also spoke about his next match-up against Gilbert Burns.

Gilbert Burns threat looms over ‘The Haitian Sensation’


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Neil Magny is set to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 283 on 22nd Jan at the Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. So, he faced Chimaev at a gym to train for his upcoming fight. He initially mistook him for a ‘sweet wolf’ but found out the damage he can output.

Magny said “Oh, 100% [I still want the Chimaev fight]. We had a slight opportunity to train in New York and the guy is definitely the real deal. The best way I can explain it is, ‘I f*cked around and found out.’ Khamzat is definitely the real deal.”


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Therefore, feels better that he didn’t take on ‘Borz’ earlier in his career. Because he would’ve underestimated his abilities.

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Written by:

Vulligundam Ruthwik


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Vulligundam Ruthwik is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Ruthwik has completed his Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Joseph’s in Hyderabad.
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