Like the president Dana White commented days ago, Khamzat Chimaev (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be in the cage soon on September 19. While the president did not reveal an opponent, Mixed Martial Arts sources say that it will be against Gerald Meerschaert at 185 pounds. Without a doubt, a great fight to keep track of. Anyway, the “boss” does not stop praising the Russian.
“I don’t know how that developed, but this is how we are doing it. I said to these guys, ‘Get him two fights. Get him one here in Las Vegas and one on Fight Island, ‘and he’s fighting both here. I don’t know why we do that, but whatever. Everything is fine. The thing is, the guy wants to keep fighting, “was what White began saying, who fell in love with the Russian sportsman.
He wants all these back-to-back fights. It is not disrespectful to your opponent, or you will win or lose. That has nothing to do with us. That depends on them. But to do that, really fight two fights in a row, you have to book them. For a guy like him, he would never do that for someone else. I’d say, ‘Relax, let’s see if you get through this fight.’ But from what I’ve seen of him, I’m willing to do that with him, “he added to his statements.
He always wants it in the UFC
At the same time, Dana also commented the following about Khamzat Chimaev: “It is fascinating. We have never had anyone doing something like they are doing right now. I can see why you would say, ‘Don’t you think it’s disrespectful to be booking a fight for him when he already has a fight?’ But this is how you have to do it. Just over a month ago, the Russian fought twice in ten days.
It’s interesting. I like him and I’ve never had a guy like that, so it’s fun. I will play this game with him. After what I saw in his first two fights, he fought real guys. He didn’t fight fools. This is not a guy who did a couple of setup fights. He beat real people. I am going to see how he develops in a new fight and then we will analyze what is coming for him, “he concluded. Dana White, the one who is excited about Chimaev.