“Someone Russian… He’s starting to speak English, he can’t!” – Khamzat Chimaev explains why he won’t go the way of Kamaru Usman and Box Canelo Alvarez

Khamzat Chimaev is definitely at the top of the UFC rising star charts. His charisma, raw talent and open nature when approaching the sport has attracted hundreds and thousands of fight fans worldwide.


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People tried to get “Borz” in an interview far more times than he cared to give one. That’s probably given how busy he is with training. However, the UFC’s latest friendship is a duo no one wants to miss.


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Darren Till and Khamzat Chimaev appeared for an interview on “The Triple C & Schmo” show in which they discussed a wide range of topics.

Naturally, pitting UFC fighters against boxers has become a tradition now. When Chimaev was asked about Canelo Alvarez, and if he would ever fight him, he replied-

I will never do that. Because I understand how… Because it’s not my game. If he comes to my game, Canelo if he comes to the UFC if he fights with me, I can take 10 seconds. I’ll let him sleep, you know?… Guys never did wrestling, grappling, nothing you know, ground and ramming, those things. Yeah, he can’t do it.


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The Swede added: “As you have like your own language, you speak all English and at home someone from Russian, he only speaks Russian and he comes directly to you saying like to start speaking English, he cannot. Likewise, he can’t box and jump from there. It’s like a different game like football and basketball, you know?

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Chimaev has made it clear that he will not enter the boxing ring. Indeed, it involves going into another champion’s territory and will set back his ambitions of winning UFC gold.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 30: Khamzat Chimaev of Sweden reacts following his victory over Li Jingliang of China in a welterweight bout during the UFC 267 event at Etihad Arena on October 30, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates . (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Khamzat Chimaev was making progress despite battling lower ranked opponents in the UFC. His dominance over his previous opponents and the media notoriety he garnered earned him a shot at the division’s No. 2 ranked welterweight, Gilbert Burns.


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Should Chimaev defeat Burns in dominant fashion, he could be sped up to face ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ himself next.


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Moreover, Chimaev is also interested in the middleweight title, hinting that he could probably move up a weight class to dethrone Israel Adesanya.

Given his focus on MMA, it can happen.

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