UFC sensation Khamzat Chimaev seems to be to have secured his subsequent struggle contained in the octagon.
The 11-0 welterweight with 10 finishes on his document final fought in a Battle of the 12 months contender towards Gilbert Burns again in April, however now he’s concentrating on combating in Abu Dhabi in October.
Whereas a bout towards Nate Diaz in July was UFC’s goal, that hasn’t come to fruition and now ‘Borz’ has turned his consideration to Belal Muhammad.
Chimaev publicly known as out Muhammad, ranked fifth within the division, promising to struggle him if he agreed to go away his Palestinian flag at residence.
The fighters are each religious Muslims, however all UFC fighters are actually barred from carrying their flags to the ring below new guidelines.
The Russian-born-Swede, now ranked third after the Burns win, took to social media and informed Muhammad: “I’ll struggle you if you happen to don’t take the Palestinian flag into battle.”
Muhammad responded: “Respect bro, I’ll deliver a flag for you too and we each struggle for Palestine. I can’t deliver the flag right down to battlefield anymore even when I wished to.”
Chimaev responded shortly, as he normally does: “October, Abu Dhabi”.
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Muhammad mentioned the pair have a deal, so now the onus falls on Dana White and the UFC to place the bout collectively.
Chimaev has turn into a fan favorite within the UFC in ultra-quick trend.
After making his UFC debut in the summertime of 2020, Chimaev would win three fights within the area of 66 days – the primary two coming inside 10 days – to document the quickest string of wins in UFC historical past.
The style wherein he gained them, all finishes, solely endeared him to the UFC followers extra.
Muhammad is unbeaten in eight fights with the no contest towards Leon Edwards his solely struggle to not finish in a win since 2019.
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