‘I wanna take each belt’ — Khamzat Chimaev teases to go back to middleweight after Nate Diaz’s combat
Khamzat Chimaev needs to remind the arena that he has ambitions of changing into a two-division champion forward of his welterweight scrap with Nate Diaz at UFC 279.
The undefeated Chechnan made his UFC debut at middleweight and plans to go back to that weight magnificence after he disposes of Diaz on Sept. 10.
‘Borz’ is 5-0 within the UFC since making his Octagon debut in 2020, with two wins at middleweight and 3 at welterweight. The 28-year-old has received all however a kind of fights by means of stoppage, lately going the gap with No. 4-ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns in a Battle of the 12 months candidate at UFC 273.
Even though Khamzat turns out to have discovered a house at welterweight, the No. 3-ranked contender might be returning to middleweight someday with hopes of ruling now not one however two divisions right through his projected UFC identify reign.
“After (Nate) Diaz, possibly I’m gonna move up (to middleweight),” Chimaev advised Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour (h/t Low Kick MMA). “If (Kamaru) Usman wanna wait a very long time, possibly I’m gonna move as much as ‘84 (sic) and combat someone there – as a result of I wanna take each belts.”
UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz takes position on September 10 on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada.