Vicente Luque wouldn’t select Khamzat Chimaev to conquer Kamaru Usman, ‘however needs some exams’

Vicente Luque wouldn’t select Khamzat Chimaev to conquer Kamaru Usman, ‘however needs some exams’

Absolute best-ranked welterweight and former training partner of UFC champion Kamaru Usman, Vicente Luque doesn’t think rising 170-pound sensation Khamzat Chimaev is in a position to dethrone “Nigerian Nightmare” in this day and age.

Chimaev moved to 5-0 throughout the UFC with an an incredible back-and-forth combat against Gilbert Burns this earlier April after walking through his first 4 warring parties throughout the company, and Luque recognizes his skill. Chimaev returns in a first-rate fit bout with Nate Diaz on Sept. 10, then again Luque sees Usman levels above him in this day and age, maximum repeatedly as a result of in-cage experience.

“I think he can put across him danger,” Luque discussed in a up-to-the-minute episode of MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca. “I don’t see him beating Usman in this day and age on account of I think he however needs additional experience, however needs some exams. Someway, the hype and the easiest way he reached the perfect are every good and bad. It’s good on account of everybody wants to be there, however moreover bad on account of he couldn’t assemble that experience to face somebody like Kamaru, who has confirmed he’s going to dominate anyone whilst you’re in his house. And if the battle gets refined, he has cardio and center and all the tools to overcome adversity and get the victory.

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“I don’t know if Chimaev is in a position to face that. I wouldn’t say he doesn’t have a chance, he can transfer in there and land a punch, something would perhaps happen and he wins, then again I don’t see him as the guy to conquer Kamaru in this day and age. In all probability in a few fights.”

Luque trains with Burns and was once as soon as in his corner the night time Chimaev won a call in Jacksonville, Fla., a three-round combat at UFC 273, and was once as soon as shocked he didn’t “wreck” beneath power.

“He were given right here in with this hype that he would run through ‘Durinho’ and I knew that wouldn’t happen,” Luque discussed. “He shocked me on account of he handled additional power than I believed he would. I believed he would wreck as soon as he found out he wouldn’t beat ‘Durinho’ the easiest way he concept, then again he managed to battle until the end and won an intensive battle.”

“‘Durinho’ presented him danger and he felt the power. There were moments he had to use the whole thing he got. He felt the strikes, was once as soon as knocked down, had to go for a takedown desperately. Once he spotted he wouldn’t care for ‘Durinho’ on the flooring, he opted to get once more to his feet and the battle change into a combat, and every got hit all over the combat. Kamaru was once as soon as in there with super tricky guys, so I think Chimaev however needs experience to in reality put him at risk.”

Luque believes Leon Edwards “can put across additional danger” to Usman at Saturday night time’s UFC 278 in Salt Lake The town, then again in spite of everything alternatives the champion to win a call “on account of [Edwards] doesn’t have any card up his sleeve” to surprise the Nigerian. Within the period in-between, Luque expects Chimaev to win over Diaz at UFC 279.

“It’s hard for Nate [to win], only if the old-fashioned, top Nate comes,” Luque discussed. “On the other hand in step with what I’ve spotted from them in recent years, I’d put Chimaev as the favorite. He has confirmed he’s in a position to face those at the top, and I don’t think Nate is at that degree lately.”

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